If you're relocating to Boston but won't have an opportunity to scout out places to live before arriving, you may have to rent an apartment sight unseen. Renting sight unseen Boston apartments can be risky--that is, however, unless you team up with Boston City Properties. With our help, you can get the big picture on whichever apartment you're considering before signing on the dotted line. Through an extensive array of resources, including in-depth descriptions, tons of up-to-the-minute photos and virtual tours that put you right in your future apartment, we'll help you make an informed decision regardless of where you are at the moment.
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The first and best tip for renting sight unseen Boston apartments is to connect with Boston City Properties. Here are a few other pointers:
• Scout Out the Neighborhood with Google Maps - Sure, the description of the apartment community you're considering may say it's conveniently located and in a desired area. The reality may be far different, though. Get the low-down from afar with Google Maps. The Street View feature, in particular, allows you to take virtual walks around the neighborhood. Without having to visit, you can figure out how far you'll be from restaurants, grocery stores, public transportation and other services and amenities.
• Read Online Reviews - Find out how others have fared at the apartment you're considering by checking out online reviews. Keep in mind, however, that people often only bother to write reviews when they're unhappy for some reason. Try to look for some sort of consensus among reviewers.
• Have a Friend Scope it Out - If you know someone in Boston, see if they'll check out the apartment community and unit for you. If so, see if they are willing to give you a live, virtual walk-through via Skype, FaceTime or another app. This will give you the opportunity to look more closely at certain features. If no one is available locally, see if the landlord can give you a Skype walk-through instead.
• Don't Forget Common Areas - As important as it is to make sure your sight unseen apartment has what you need, it's also crucial to take a peek at the apartment community's common areas. Does that sundeck really live up to the hype? Is the fitness center going to work for you?
At Boston City Properties, we know how nerve-wracking renting Boston apartments sight unseen can be. We also understand that it's sometimes the only option. Let us help you find a terrific apartment in the Boston neighborhood of your choice no matter how far away you are right now. Our team will supply you with in-depth information about the apartments you're considering, including up-to-date photos of the actual unit, virtual tours, highly detailed descriptions and more. We cover sight unseen rentals all over the greater Boston area including Back Bay, South End, Cambridge, Fenway, Brookline, Longwood Medical area, & all of Downtown Boston. We can also get answers to any questions you may have regarding your sight unseen apartment, so contact us today.