Finding the apartment of your dreams can seem like an overwhelming task, especially when you’re new to the city. And the location, cost and facilities of a flat for rent in Gurgaon might not be the same as one in Pune. Which means you have to do a bit of research and tailor your search to best suit your needs. So how do you go about it? How do you take four blank walls and turn them into home? Well, we’ve got some tips to help you figure out what you need in a perfect apartment. Let’s check them out.
Know your needs
Since the idea of a perfect apartment is quite subjective, you need to be clear on what you need and want. You should have a place that suits your lifestyle, is conveniently located and well within your budget. So, make sure you’re planning and doing enough research to help you find the right apartment. At the same time, you need to think about the size of the space that you want and how open you are to sharing. You can probably get more facilities for a cheaper price if you opt for a flatshare or a PG accommodation than if you try and get a 1BHK for yourself. We recommend that you create a list of facilities that are non-negotiables for you. This will really help you narrow down your search.
Once you’ve identified your needs, it’s time to use them to customise your search. If you want to live only in a particular area, eliminate all the others from your search. There’s no point looking for buildings all over town if you don’t want to spend ages commuting. The same goes for if you’re moving with a pet. Filter your search for pet-friendly flats only, as you don’t want to shortlist a great place only to find out that it doesn’t allow pets at the last moment. You can do this process yourself if you’re looking for apartments through online platforms or discuss your priorities with your broker to guide you through the process.
Your brain is not a vault. When it comes to apartment hunting, things can get quite repetitive and confusing. So, it’s best to stay as organised as possible during your search. Make notes or use a spreadsheet to keep track of the different amenities and facilities that each building provides, as well as any thoughts that you come up with during your site visit. You can also use this to make a note of when each apartment becomes available for you to lease, what the landlord was like, your thoughts on the neighbourhood, and any other information that might make it easier for you to choose a flat.
Do your research into the area
The last thing you want is to move into a flat and then be blindsided by life there. To ensure that you have the smoothest process possible, you need to make as many prior arrangements and preparation as possible. If you plan to have an active lifestyle after moving to Delhi, choose a neighbourhood which has access to parks or a building which has a gym. If you want to sample the food in Hyderabad after moving there, select an apartment that’s close to some of the city’s best eateries. And not just that, speak to the service staff and neighbours in your building to find out more about the area. This is a great way to help you arrange essential services such as newspapers, grocery deliveries and internet services, and can also be a great source of hidden gems in the area.
Finding the apartment of your dreams is simply a matter of preparation. With the right mindset and some strong planning, you’re definitely going to be able to find the perfect place for yourself.