i'm saving up money and flying out there beginning of july and getting a HOTEL room with my boyfriend. we are going to look for a place for four days and hopefully find one, sign a lease and then drive cross country with a uhaul and move in sometime mid to end of july. you can't expect people to find your *&^% for you, you have to do a LOT of research. i've been calling apartment complexes for the past month non stop asking about dogs, and i now know EVERY complex that allows dogs the size and breed of the one I have, it just takes a little work. just be proactive and you'll eventually find something that suits you.
Well it seems to me that you have oodles of time on your hands to do this "in depth" research.
Good for you.
I work 48 hours a week while having a 1.5 hour commute each way. All while planning a wedding that must happen in July. A flood happened in my area of town and flooded my vehicle, and now they are telling me that it is totaled. Now I must find a car this weekend. There are showers to be had, cakes to be bought, and dont forget the honeymoon.
All of this is stacked onto whatever else is going on in my life, and right now it is moving 1400 miles away from my family and friends to go to law school. I must secure a uhaul, a dolley for one of our cars, and oh yea, pack. Now I assume that everyone else will be doing this, but very few are doing what is listed in the first paragraph. And I am quite certain you aren't.
Now that you see how busy I am, does it make sense why I do not have the time to call dozens of apartment properties during normal business hours when I am working. I would call if my job permitted. My job doesn't even know I am going to law school.
Apartment locators are in the business of finding you a place to live. Rental properties pay these people to do this. Why not just contact one of these services if it is free to you and forget about one more stressor in your life. God knows I have plenty of others currently.