Know What You Want

We all have grand visions of how our perfect house will look. Take your time and be selective. Be realistic, but have a good understanding of what you’re looking for and put positive energy into the marketplace. Brampton has seen all kinds of growth over the years and that growth has brought new investments and some cool new developments.

Best bet is to do your research and identify the elements you’re willing to compromise on (do you really need an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool?).  When you find the property that dovetails with your wish list, is within your budget and a close walk to campus, pull your paperwork together and submit your rental application!

Talk to People About Your Search

Let your friends and family members know about your needs, including a budget range that you would like to stay within. They will likely come across rental information without really noticing until they know someone looking for a place.  When you are new to the area, get in touch with local real estate agents and rental companies and property managers. Talk to them about the type of property you're looking for and get their feedback.  They know what’s available in Brampton and where to focus your search.  This is especially important if you're looking for larger homes or luxury rentals apartments as they can be in tight supply here.

Have All Your Paperwork in Order

You will need to provide proof of income before qualifying for a lease.  Make sure you have completed your rental application and can provide good references, emphasis on GOOD references!!  Do yourself a favor and provide current contact information and present yourself in a professional manner.  Landlords are interviewing you just as much as you’re interviewing them and their property. Show that you’re serious and that you will be a good tenant, who pays her rent on time, and you’re sure to make a positive impression.

Enjoy the Search

Renting can be a really great experience.  If you keep your spirits up, stay focused and do the work, you're sure to find a great new home.  Wherever life takes you, know that you'll find a home here in Brampton.  #ApartmentLove

Published: December 20, 2016