Be Realistic About it and Make a List

Before you start your search, be sure to make a list of what is important to you.  From the type and kind of accommodation to the location and ultimately the rent you can afford.  Having a carefully defined and focused wish list will make searching for rentals in the hyper-competitive California marketplace much easier.  With that in mind, view and qualify as many apartments as you can.  While some homes may look great on paper, be sure to visit them in person before signing any lease documents.

Tell Everyone You Are Moving

Speak to relatives who may reside in Bakersfield, their neighbors, friends or colleagues and everyone else who may have some insight on what's available.  Apartment finder websites like are great resources, but locals have the inside scoop.  Engage your network and ask them to keep their eyes peeled for property bargains in their area.  Get hold of property management agencies or partner with a realtor for some additional tips on what to look out for and where.

Do Not Back Down

It can be tough to finding an apartment in Bakersfield and the appeal of California living brings scores of property seekers from across the country and around the world.  Still, keep browsing and stay positive.  Be on the lookout for new rentals that pop-up across the city.  Soon, real soon, you will find a rental that dovetails with your wants, needs and your wallet.  Good luck and enjoy your new home, here in Bakersfield, CA!! #ApartmentLove

Published: December 20, 2016