SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A beautiful city full of eccentric and friendly locals, mild-temperatures and spectacular architecture. However, San Francisco's rental prices (among the highest in the country) are reflective of how desirable it is to live here.  Nevertheless, if your heart is set on San Francisco, nothing else will measure up. Moving to San Francisco is not easy, but the payoff is worth is.  Those of you considering apartments for rent in San Francisco are wise to keep the following tips in mind when searching for the perfect rental in the “City by the Bay”.

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Turn Your Ringer On

Renting in San Francisco is competitive!  Prospective tenants are smart to turn their phone’s on and to answer every call because competition for apartments is fierce and missing a call from your would-be landlord could be enough for them to move on to the next name on their list.  It’s best to set e-mail alerts for specific areas, price range and home sizes. Keep your phone close by and check your E-mail often.  The best way to get ahead is to act quickly when you see something you like and have your paperwork complete and ready to go!  

Get Some Professional Help

There's plenty of property management companies that manage many apartments and condos throughout the Bay area. Get in contact with them and ask to have an agent help you start your apartment search. Keep in mind, however, that property management companies will only show you their own rentals. If you want someone to work for you, hire a dedicated real estate agent. There are many agents in San Francisco that specialize in finding rentals and they have an intimate knowledge of each community.

Get Your Heart Rate Up

San Francisco is famous for its hills, so get ready to get into shape! One of the best ways to find a home in the city is to walk around neighborhoods you like.You can find for rent signs or talk to locals about rentals. Cast a wide net.  Take advantage of our Search by Map feature and keep your eyes open for those hidden gems. 

From all of us, welcome to San Francisco!! #ApartmentLove