Thursday, January 29, 2015

5 Golden Rules for Renting an Apartment


    1.      How is your Credit? Did you know that your credit report may affect your ability to rent? We have provided you with a link to a website to obtain a FREE copy of your credit report a Obtaining a copy of your credit report ahead of time also gives you the opportunity to resolve any issues/problems that may affect your ability to rent. We suggest that you obtain a copy 3 – 5 months prior to searching for your new rental apartment.  
    2.      Do you need a short term rental or a long term one? There are many options such as month to month, 3 – 6 months, 1 year or longer? Please remember the price of rent will fluctuate depending on which option you select.
   3 .    Location!  This is at the top of the priority list when it comes to looking for your new place. Think about if you want to be near parks since you have pets, maybe within walking distance from work or public transportation, or in
   4.    SPACE – there are many different options, do you need a studio apt, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom apartment to fit your needs? How about a garage? But there are also other amenities to consider, for all the water-rats make sure you find a place with a pool, & if you like working out, maybe consider a building with a gym to offset your current gym membership costs.

How did all of that sound to you? I know it can seem a bit overwhelming & quite possibly like a roller coaster. Be prepared for some ups & downs in your search but do your research and don’t worry, the team at the S.R. Real Estate Group will use its professional expertise to match you with the best fit rental.

Please feel free to call/text or e-mail us anytime at

Smitha Ramchandani – (973) – 953 – 7777    [cell phone]
Rahul Ramchandani – (973) – 615 – 6504  [cell phone]

Rahul and Smitha Ramchandani are a licensed real estate Broker-Salesperson/Sales Representative Team with Keller Williams in New Jersey. They are Buyer Specialists and Home Marketing Experts. You can reach Rahul and Smitha and their team online at: or