It’s All In The Details: Chicago Apartment Search Criteria

July 25, 2017 | By Amy Galvin
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Finding the right downtown Chicago apartment can be simple, especially when you know what you are looking for. Knowing your Chicago apartment search criteria will get the process started off on the right foot.

Communicating what is important to you in your next apartment will help our team narrow down your search so you can be as efficient as possible when it comes to finding a new apartment.

With a few simple details, we can comprise a short list of properties for you to view and choose from. Here are a few examples of questions we ask our clients to tailor their Chicago apartment search:

When is your move date?

Move date is important because apartment availability changes daily. We do not want to waste YOUR time showing you units that aren’t available for your ideal move date.

What is your price range?

Price is very important. It will dictate everything from the size of your apartment to the type of building in which you live. We can offer you guidance in setting an apartment rental budget.

Do you have pets?

While most buildings in Chicago have begun to offer more dog-friendly Chicago apartments, there are some rules and restrictions that do apply. Our team is very familiar with each property’s pet policy and will help you (and fido) find the right home.

Who are you living with?

If you are living with a roommate, you’ll want enclosed walls, equal sized bedrooms and a split floor-plan. Not all two bedrooms are created equally. If you’re moving in with a significant other for the first time, there are many things to consider. Let us help you navigate this new frontier.

You’ll find that when you speak with our Chicago apartment finders, they will ask you very specific questions. The more information you can provide the better.

Our real estate team is very knowledgeable about downtown Chicago apartments – from what’s included in the rent down to individual floor-plans and unit layouts. This ensures you are touring the right properties and not wasting time.

Contact Luxury Living Chicago to start your Chicago apartment search process and we’ll help you find the luxury apartment of your dreams.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2010 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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