Did you know approximately two-thirds of apartment seekers consult online review sites to help them in their decision process? Of the online review websites out there, Yelp has consistently been a powerful resource for renters looking to score their ideal apartment home.
Here are five ways that Yelp can help you find your next luxury apartment in Des Moines:
1. Get a history lesson of the apartment community
Yelp has been around for more than 10 years, which means you can use this online review site to gain some valuable insight to how an apartment community has evolved over the years.
When reading through the reviews, take note of any consistent complaints throughout the years. For example, if you've noticed that poor management has frequently been mentioned, that could be a red flag.
2. Seek out images of the community from actual residents
Many times, an apartment community's website only shows so many pictures, and they often highlight its best features. Yelp, on the other hand, allows residents to share their own pictures, which can help apartment seekers better determine if the community is a true contender for their short list.
3. Get a better feel for the surrounding area
Are you looking for an apartment home within close proximity (or even walking distance) to great restaurants, pubs, shopping, and more? Yelp can help you to get a better gauge for this by selecting the "nearby" option on the apartment community's Yelp page. Also, simply reading resident reviews can make you aware of the "go-to" restaurants and entertainment venues in the area.
4. Take advantage of the Yelp Talk feature
Yelp offers apartment seekers the ability to create a conversation around a specific topic. For instance, you can ask the Yelp community for recommendations for the best luxury apartment community in Des Moines. Since the Yelp community is a very active one, you'll likely get a plethora of responses, which can be very useful in helping you find your ideal apartment.
We understand that today's apartment seekers want to carefully research prospective apartment communities before making a decision. One of the reasons why we've created this blog for our two Springs luxury apartment communities in Des Moines is to make residents aware of our unique features, amenities, and local happenings. We also encourage residents to chime in with their own feedback.
What are your go-to tools for helping you find your ideal apartment? Feel free to share with us in the comments below.