« on: May 26, 2004, 10:54:58 AM »
I work for an apartment rental agency in Boston. If you absolutly can not get out to the place you're moving to, an agent would be your best bet. If you tell them what you want, the location you want, and how much you're willing/able to spend, they'll do their best to find you a great place. Usually they can send you digital pictures of a few places. Many agencies also have deals with moving companies. Another great thing about agencies is that, in many cases, you can get them to negotiate on your behalf. Its a great market right now for those looking to rent, and you can get a lot of concessions from the landlord, including having them pay the real estate fee. On all leases that we do, we accept cosigners if the leasee is a student or just out of school. As long as you don't have bad credit, getting your parents to cosign should be enough for most landlords. But do not mention that you'd like student specific housing. These places tend to be more expensive and not as nice as many other places. Be honest and tell them you're a law student, law students are percieved as responsible. The last thing you would want is to lie, get caught, and get evicted during your first year of law school. You have enough stress to deal with!