Time Frame and Steps Involved in Securing a Home

You should generally begin your home search at least two weeks before your desired move-in date, although beginning one-month to six-weeks before allows ample time for owner to complete any necessary renovations.

It is difficult to secure a suitable property more than six weeks before the move-in date, except where the property is currently under construction or, the existing tenant will cooperate in its showing.

You should plan on spending as least two days to view properties, and up to a week if special needs are indicated.