Patience, persistence and commitment – everything required for finding that perfect rental apartment that you can call home. We all know searching for that perfect place can be downright demoralizing – especially after the fifth or sixth viewing. But then, all of a sudden, miraculously on that seventh viewing you feel a slight pinch of excitement. It’s a series of thoughts that rush through your head asking, “is it the one?” If you’re on the hunt, here are a few key things to look out for that will let you know whether or not you’ve found the right place for you.

You envision your furniture

When you walk into a rental apartment and immediately start to envision where your furniture will go, you know it’s a good sign. There’s nothing like knowing you’ve found the right place for you when you’re already mentally moving your things in. It’s one of the first signs to feel confident about.

A Pinch of Excitement

After countless viewings, you feel that pinch of excitement as you walk into that apartment. From the rooms, to the amenities, to the location – if it all makes you tingle a bit – you’ve found it!

Your Landlord Seems Nice

Whether it’s a residential property management company or a landlord, that first impression can make or break your decision on a place. Chances are, if you like you landlord and you get a good impression, you’ll like where you’re living.

Your Impressions of the Building

Before you even step foot inside the building – let alone the apartment – your brain is going a million miles a minute assessing everything in sight – exterior, flowers, cleanliness – it all adds up to how you feel when you reach the final destination of the apartment. So, just like the landlord, if you like what you see before even viewing the apartment, chances are that it could be great for you.

The Location

The location of the apartment is clearly a crucial factor. Sure, sometimes we stray from our desired neighbourhoods when good findings are scarce, but it’s important to know what your priorities are. If you prefer a smaller size apartment located in a neighbourhood that can easily accommodate your lifestyle, then you’ll be sure to know when you’ve found that perfect place.

Knowing what your priorities are is a key to ensuring that the apartment you select will be a place you will love. Learning to compromise is also important. But when it all comes down to it, if you’ve got that feeling of excitement and you’ve already consciously moved yourself in – you should feel confident that you’ve found the right place for you.