My D16 is starting grad school out of state in the fall and needs to find an apartment. She and her roommate had planned to head to the new city and do a search for a week. But something came up so now I need to help. Any tips/insight on how this went for you if you helped your child get an apartment? I feeling a bit anxious on how to proceed and D is even more so. Searches online (Zillow etc) and via property management companies suggests that there are a number of openings each week in their max price range.
Here’s plan so far:
- Head to city for a week to search and put in the applications/payment
- I have a list of property management companies and planning to set up viewings with them.
Taking a week off and spending a week in the new city is pricey but I don’t see how D will be able to land a place remotely. Neither of us have the umph to deal with the Craigslist scammers.
Anyhow, any insights, tips or just sharing your or your kid’s experience will be helpful and I think help me feel less exhausted by the thought of this.