You find a great apartment online, call to schedule a showing, only to find out the apartment was just rented. So you head out on the road, find another rental, take a tour and fall in love with the place. But when you call back the next day to say you’ll take it, you find out it was rented on the spot to someone else.
If you live in a fast-paced rental market, apartment hunting always seems to go like this for you—but it doesn’t have to.
You can find a great rental for a great price and sign the lease if you understand how to work with the market.