Check your credit score
First and foremost, all landlords are going to be looking at your credit history in order to determine whether or not you’re a desirable tenant. Take the time to check out your own credit history and determine what your actual score is. If your score falls into the low end of the spectrum, think of ways that you can raise your credit score before you apply for an apartment. Not all landlords will deny your application if your credit score is low, but you’ll be expected to pay more money for the unit.
Don’t move during the summer or early fall
You discover that many apartment complexes will offer discounts when there aren’t many people moving. Of course, summer and early fall months of the year are the most desirable when people are looking to relocate because the weather is nice and school is just starting. By choosing to move during winter or very early spring, you can save a great deal of money on your lease.
It’s possible to snag good deals on your next apartment move, but you’re going to have to do plenty of research and be willing to wait for an opportune time. You may also wish to shop around and see what kind of deals your good credit score can get you.