Sometimes there are too many details when choosing an apartment, making it hard to make a final decision.  There are many angles that might might make one new apartment seem more appealing to you than another.

Search carefully

The first step in choosing the right apartment is to search in the right way.  Record the details of the apartments you visit, including the property’s stats, your notes, photos, and whatever questions you asked the landlord.

Know your priorities and stick to them!

The most important aspect of making a choice is knowing what is really important to you.  By putting your apartment priorities down in order, you will know what to keep in mind during search.  Considerations may include location, how much rent you can afford and the type of apartment you would prefer.  When you are ready to choose, consult your priority list and note how the apartments match.  This should narrow down your choices very quickly.

Get a second opinion

If you are looking for a new apartment with a roommate, your task may be easier as you will have someone to evaluate your choices with.  If you are conducting the search solo, you may need to call in some reinforcements.  Bringing a friend or family member along is always a good idea.

Choosing the right apartment feels like such a weighty decision.  You cannot control every variable, but you can be careful in your selection.  Use your instincts to guide your direction, but remain clear-headed about what you want and need and you will likely determine the best apartment choice for you.