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By Maria Cipollone | Agent in Coral Springs, FL

The Perfect Rental Property And How To Make It Work For You.

Match Your Personality With Your Rental

By: Erik Gunther

Searching for your first rental can be daunting. Within a short time frame, you need to find a place that matches your budget, your need for space, and above all, your personality. 182253040

The Quiet Type

If you’re someone who values quiet, beware renting a place that shares walls, ceilings or floors with adjoining units. Your best bet might be a studio or in-law unit behind a house in a quiet neighborhood.

Gotta Be Gregarious

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a rental that will take advantage of your social skills, look for a big apartment complex with an active community. You should also consider renting in a vibrant part of town that will provide you with plenty of opportunities to interact.

Low Maintenance

There’s no shame in the lack of a green thumb. If you’re not interested in keeping a yard at a rental home, you’re better off renting in a high-rise building or a complex that takes care of all gardening responsibilities.

Enjoy Exercise

Workout aficionados should look for apartment complexes with a gym option. Many complexes offer workout facilities, but you should make sure to scope them out before committing. If an on-site option isn’t available, make sure you find a place that’s close to a great gym. Also, keep an eye out for local trails and walkable neighborhoods around a rental.

Pet Priorities

You love your pets, but you may have difficulty finding a rental that allow animals. This is a deal-breaker for many renters, so make sure to find out a rental’s pet policy up front. Our realtor.com rental app provides an easy way to screen for pet-friendly landlords.

Not Into a Scene

For people actively avoiding the hustle and bustle of an urban environment, the suburbs are a welcome respite. Parking is plentiful and the streets are quiet at night, but some renters may be turned off by the perceived sameness of suburban life. If you have a personality that doesn’t thrive on an urban scene, consider renting a place in the ‘burbs.

Thrilled by Newness

Some renters want to have the latest and greatest when it comes to appliances, fixtures and amenities. If this sounds familiar and you want all the modern conveniences, consider complexes built within the past five to 10 years.

Character is Important

On the other hand, if you’re a person who values charm and quaintness, and you can overlook funky flaws, your best bet is to look for a rental with character. Don’t get character mixed up with dump—if a rental is a dump, there’s no sense in trying to polish it. But if a place has the charm and spark you need, your rental experience will be sweet.

Storing It Up

If you’re one of those folks who end up acquiring stuff as the years fly by, think about where you’re gonna put it all. Whether you have well-curated collections on display or closets overflowing with boxes, if you tend toward the pack-rat personality, keep an eye on the storage options a rental offers. You’ll want to scope out the square footage and figure out how to make it work for you.

MARIA CIPOLLONE

J C REALTY GROUP, INC

www.Flahomespecialist.com

www.Linkedin.com/pub/maria-cipollone/32/735/81b

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