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August 27th, 2013 by MichiganLiving Social Search: The Best Tool For Knowing The Community of Your Rented House Better

These days, just about everyone make a social search prior to making any purchasing decisions. Of course, this also includes finding and selecting a new house for rent. We all know there are various factors that can affect your choice of house for rent. One of the biggest one is the type of community your new house for rent is situated in. In order to explore this new community, it is highly recommended that you browse the website of the establishment. It is also a good idea to take a look at their social media platforms in order to know what awaits you in your new community.

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So, what can you discover from carrying out social search?

The Staff.

Of course, it is through social media that a lot of people decide to express themselves. If they are getting poor or good service, this is where you will be able to know about it. In addition to that, most people who would be posting on their pages are their staff. By browsing this, you will also be able to know what the qualities of the staffs are. Do their posts seem professional or respectful? In the event that there have been complaints, how did they handle it? Through this, you will be able to know the kind of treatment you will be getting once you decided to rent a house in such place.

Rates of Rent

Of course, there will be offered deals from time to time. This is because the housing market experience fluctuates all the time. You do not have to wait for a month or week for deals to come and go. At times, it will just be on for days. Because of this, it is best that you don’t rely on the rates posted on the social media sites. It is best that you ask consult a leasing agent to know what the updated rents are.

Contact Info.

In the event that you would like to talk to someone and arrange a tour of the house for rent, you will certainly want to have their contact information. One of the best places to get this is from their social media profile. Of course, it is usually located at their About Page. If not, you can always message them to ask.

Appearance of Property.

Most renters do not have the time in the world to visit each and every house for rent that they are trying to look at. Although looking at pictures is not anywhere close to the real thing, this is the best option that you have got. However, you should try and take a look at the dates of the pictures in order to know if it is updated or not.

Houses Lined Up

Make yourself a favor and do social search for your rented house hunt.

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20 responses to “Social Search: The Best Tool For Knowing The Community of Your Rented House Better”

  1. riz tomacruz says:

    i like to search for deals online. however, before going for any kind of deals, i try to check out the company website itself -for who knows, there might be better deals awaiting.

    (er, this holds true for hotel deals)

  2. I have never rented a house before. Sounds like a cool idea though.

  3. Crystal says:

    Great information! Thanks!

  4. Tim B says:

    very good tips to keep at top of mind before making a big financial commitment

  5. Mary says:

    Always check these things out! Plus social media has made it super easy to see what other people think. ONE of the good points to it. 🙂

  6. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Before I bought my house, I spent a lot of time researching the neighborhood and town so I would know what I was getting into before I moved.

  7. This is a great post for the college age student that is moving out of mom and dad’s house for the first time. There is so much to know and so little time to know it when you are going to college so this is very informative and helpful!. <3 Christine, The Choosy Mommy, http://www.choosykids.blogspot.com

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  9. Kam Kay says:

    Knowing about the community and neighborhood is so so important before you rent or buy any property. Thanks for sharing such useful information.

  10. Amanda says:

    It is really important to research where you will be living before you actually move in. Good tips, thanks.

  11. That is one thing I didn’t really put too much research in when I found my house…. I didn’t realize that there were these small apartments right across the street from my house that don’t rent out to very respectable people. I am not too happy about that BUT everybody else around me, my neighbors are really nice.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    I never thought about all the possible ways you could research a property through the internet. This is good advice to keep in mind!

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    Getting to know your apartment is essential, especially if you’re planning to stay there for a long time. These are awesome tips for first timers and for people who have been staying in their apartment for quite some time.

  14. Finding a place to rent/purchase needs careful planning and research. I’d not only check out the property itself, but I would also try to familiarize myself with the surrounding areas and the neighborhood.

  15. It’s very important to do your research first. There are lot of things to consider before buying/renting a new home. It’s just amazing and really convenient that almost everything is now available/accessible online.

  16. It is SO important to do as much research as possible before you move in somewhere. My first apartment was a wreck, I should have looked into everything more.

  17. Mykidsguide says:

    This is a great guide for those who are looking for a place to rent in Michigan. Research and do your homework, this is very important when looking for an apartment or house to rent.

  18. This is good advice. We once picked an apartment that was horrible because we didn’t look closely enough at the people around us.

  19. These are some great tips before renting a place to live. It’s very important to search before committing to a big decision like this.

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