For those who are planning on going to some other country and trying to find places to stay in and such, apartment hunting skills are an essential skill along with your language skills. It is one of the most arduous tasks of going to anywhere in the world (even relocating services down the block) as finding a place to fit your needs can be difficult. So here are the tips on developing your skills for grabbing a good apartment.
· Cell phone at a place
Most of us end up going to an apartment and looking at the walls, plumbing and other utilities along with furniture or other main items that end up meeting our eyes. But the invisible elephant in the room usually goes missing unless we try to call someone and end up seeing no bars on the phone. Some apartments have room that do not have cell phone signal. This means that those rooms most probably will not have internet even if you move into the place at some point. So make sure to go from room to room and check your phone to see the bars.
· The network web
When trying to find a place, one of the problems faced by people and mostly by the ones moving to Singapore, is the lack of apartments available by the time you call the advertisement’s phone number. By the time the phone call is made the apartment has gone, even if the ad was posted online the day before or morning of the same day. So instead of facing disappointment every time you make a phone call, get the word out to friends, neighbours, acquaintances and work friends that you are looking to find a new place; and keep talking about until you do find a new place.
· Testing the shower is fine
No you do not have to actually take a shower to test how the shower works at the new potential place but turn it on and off and check for hot water if it is available. The shower is one of the most peaceful places we usually end up at and it is the place we also make most of our life decisions. So make sure to find a nice pressurized shower.
· Move with the snow
If you are planning on moving to Singapore, then make sure to move during the winter season as most people do not move during this time of the year and it is easier to find cheaper deals for movers and also for apartments that are freeing up.
Make sure to work your diplomatic skills and get bargains on expenses by chatting it up with the landlord or landlady.