Want to live off campus but don’t have any idea where to start?
We’ve got your back.
PolyRents has assembled the ultimate guide to finding a place off campus. Whether you’re a first year or fifth year, this guide will walk you through the process and provide you with the tips you need to get through it.
What is PolyRents and how can we help you?
You're going to be involved. Here's what you'll need to do.
Before you do anything else, you really need to figure out who you’ll be living with.
What kind of place do you want to live in? What are the options? If you don't know, your housing search is going to be overwhelming.
The search really picks up in early February. Start early so you don’t get stressed.
Our breakdown of where to look including: Craigslist, property management websites, and talking to upperclassmen.
Chances are you’ll run into quite a few fake listings during your housing search. Don’t ever send money via MoneyGram or Western Union, and if the landlord can’t meet you, pass.
Treat your interactions with the landlords like a job interview.
Get the application from the landlord, fill it out quickly (and completely) and then turn it back in ASAP.
What are house showings?
How to compete & get the place.
It kinda sucks, but you wait. Keep applying to places.
There's a lot of competition, so how do landlords pick?
You didn't get the place... better luck on the next one
You Are the Chosen One... Meet up and sign that lease!
All the contact information you need.