So you haven't rented an apartment in a while...

July 21, 2020 by Ted Bauer

We get these calls sometimes from people of all age ranges. Sometimes it's "older and richer" renters, of which DFW has a few, with Arlington being one of the biggest markets in the country for that demographic. Sometimes it's from other demographics. There are lots of reasons: Empty Nesters downsizing who may have last rented 20-30 years ago; people fresh out of school who have never worked with an apartment complex on a rental; people who just moved here and maybe were living with roommates in another city, and one of the roommates did all the negotiation work. 

Well, if you haven't rented in a hot minute for whatever reason, let's just say the apartment complex world is different these days. The amenities and features might be a lot more beautiful than you recall; some of the interiors might be more spacious too. It's a different world.

Then COVID happened. 

Now, the good news is that people are starting to move apartments again -- and big-time. And the double good news is that if COVID impacted you economically, you can still get an apartment if you're furloughed or laid-off. 

The "bad" news is that everything varies by your situation and the complexes you are interested in. The best advice we can give?

Call us.

Why is that the advice? Because we do deal with this stuff every day, for renters of every possible situation. 

Before ringing us up, though, here are a couple of things you can check out to prepare for the current renting and leasing landscape:

That should get you started. Let's go find you a great place to live.


About the Author

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer is a writer/editor for White Rock Locators focused on as much cool content about the DFW Metroplex rental scene as he can possibly find week-to-week.