Tips for Finding the Best Places to Live in Chicago

January 26, 2016 | By Aaron Galvin
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Luxury Living Chicago has been helping people moving to Chicago find apartments for over eight years. Our real estate team of experienced brokers know how to find the perfect place to live in Chicago.

Want to know how we do it? Here are a few key strategies we use to find our clients the best place to call home:

Tip 1: Knowing the Flexibility of the Move Date

Your move date is important because apartment availability changes every day. We like to know if our clients have a hard move date (a day they absolutely must move-in), or if there is a little wiggle room to work with. This is especially important during the spring and summer, Chicago’s prime moving season. If our brokers have a few days to play with over a short period of time, this helps greatly when cultivating a list of apartment options for you to tour. The last thing we want to do is waste our client’s time by showing them a unit that does not work for their timing.

Tip 2: Setting A Realistic Chicago Apartment Budget

Price determines everything – from the size of the apartment to the neighborhood where you can live. Our brokers work hard to find a great value for their clients and it all starts with determining a realistic budget. We have incredible market data on pricing trends, Chicago rent deals and special move-in promotions. We like to educate our clients on the current apartment market so there are no major surprises along the way. This sets expectations for everyone and our clients feel prepared when they tour apartments.

Tip 3: Giving Fido the Ultimate Apartment Experience

In 2015, 18% of the clients Luxury Living Chicago found an apartment for had a dog. Not all properties allow pets, specifically dogs. Large dogs may limit the buildings and available apartments to choose from. Our brokers know all the pet-friendly Chicago apartments and will show you properties that really cater to dog owners with indoor dog runs and other pet services.

Tip 4: Who is Living in the Apartment?

Not all apartment floor plans are the same. Understanding who will be living in the apartment, how the client plans to use the space, and what layout is important will dictate what apartments our clients will view. Luxury Living Chicago’s brokers study apartment floor plans and average Chicago apartment square footage and can easily narrow down what will work best.

Being knowledgeable real estate professionals ensures our clients are touring the right types of apartments to find the perfect place to live in Chicago. Learn more about our process for helping our clients find a new home.

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