West Vancouver rental properties are getting harder and harder to find especially at this time of the year so I decided to dedicate the next 4 blogs to “how to blogs”. This one will be about “How to begin your search for the perfect rental home for you and your family”. First, as I do with everything in my life start a list. Go and find yourself a pen and paper and list all your specific requirement that your new home will need to make you happy and comfortable. Simple clear questions such as, how many bedrooms will you need?..what is your maximum monthly budget you can safely spend? (always include your utilities in this equation)..what area do you want to live in?…when do you need the house for?..(give yourself enough searching time to find that perfect location) Google is a great resource for locating available properties quickly and efficiently. But and I can’t say this enough time beware of untrustworthy people advertising properties that often do not even belong to them. It is always a wise idea to use a reliable source when searching on any social sites such as craigslist or Kijiji. Many reputable West Vancouver Property Management companies use these advertisement methods to show their clients properties in a safe and secure manner. They also offer top quality photographs of the location so you will have a clear idea of what to expect when you actually view the property. Have a dependable and instantaneous way for contact such as a cell phone so you are able to call straightaway about the home you like as you will be competing with several other parties for the popular property. West Vancouver home owners are looking for AAA tenants and rightly so as they expect their tenants to care for their home as they would. Make sure your credit and references are up to date and easy to access. The last thing you want to happen after you find the perfect new place is to lose it due to poor credit or old references. The best advise when beginning your search is to call up a qualified Property Management company like Orca Realty and let us do the work for you.