If you are being temporarily transferred to a new area of the country for work, finding a place to live during your stay can be difficult. Hire a real estate agent to help you find the perfect place to live for the few months that you will be working in the area. The following guide walks you through a few things the agent will need to know to find the perfect rental for you.
Where Do You Want to be Located?
If you will be working in a big city, you need to decide if you want to rent a place that is located in the heart of the city or if you would like to live on the outskirts of the city. Take the time to consider the commute, parking needs, and distance before narrowing down your options too much.
Do You Want to Stay in a Furnished Rental?
If you only plan to stay in the area for a few months, furnishing a rental will be a huge hassle that could easily be avoided by simply renting a place that is already furnished. This will give you the comforts of a home, without having to invest in any furniture of your own.
How Long Do You Plan to Stay in the Area?
There are some rental leases that are based on a month-to-month term, while others require a minimum rental period. If you know exactly how long you are going to be in the area, you can choose either a month-to-month rental agreement or a fixed length rental agreement. If you do not know how long you will be in the area, a month-to-month lease may be the best option because it allows you to terminate the agreement at any time, allowing you to leave the area when your job is done in the area.
Do You Need to Park a Vehicle?
If you plan to bring a vehicle with you when you transfer, it is important to let the agent know. There are some rental properties that include a designated parking spot to ensure that you always have a place to park when you come home from work. If you are not going to be bringing a vehicle, the agent can look for any and all rental properties that are available instead of focusing on ones that include a parking spot.
Once the real estate agent knows all of this information, he or she can start sending you information about all of the apartments and rental homes that are available during the time period that you will be staying in the area. A real estate agent like The Gresham Group may be able to set up virtual tours for you so that you can get a better look at what each option has to offer. Fly out to the area before you make the big move to tour the narrowed down selection in person, sign paperwork, and get the key to your temporary home.