Over the last few years, I get a lot of emails and inquiries from the prospective customers inquiring about the location, the kind of facilities being offered, internet services, pricing etc. Let us analyze the key factors in choosing a furnished apartment.
Primarily there are three different types of customers namely business travellers, people relocating to another city, professionals on a short term assignment, new immigrants and general visitors. These visitors are either vacationing or even attend weddings of their friends and family members.
For a business traveller, the most important thing is the location of the apartment. Commuting can sometimes be very difficult. You need to do a little research before getting an extended stay furnished apartments for rent. Find out the rush hours if you are working in the downtown. Choosing the location of the apartment in the opposite direction of the rush will save a lot of time. If you plan on using your own car or even renting one, it helps if you have underground parking facilities. In places where it snows a lot, the underground parking comes in very handy. For a business traveller, you also would want to unwind after a long hectic day. Swimming pool and a well equipped gymnasium will do the trick for you. High speed wireless internet is also very important for a business traveller.
People relocating to another city and looking for a temporary short term accommodation have slightly different requirements. Before finalizing a furnished apartment, you should find out the square footage of the apartment. You would also need a locker for your stuff. If you have more than one car, ask the provider if they can arrange another parking. If that is not possible, find out the cost of overnight street parking. Finding out about the laundry service and how well the kitchen is equipped can save you from a lot of hassle.
Professionals on a short term assignment have requirements similar to business travellers. Moreover, you have to ensure that the apartment has a decent furnishing including TV and cable.
For new immigrants, you would want to live close to shopping mall, grocery stores and bus terminals. Commuting can also take a lot of your time. Therefore, selecting an apartment as close as to a bus terminal will help you a lot especially during harsh weather. Look for an apartment close to a bank, driving license office and other government offices.