March 26, 2020 Tenant Advice

How Renters Can Virtually Tour Their Next Chicago Apartment

Moving apartments and managing rental properties is still allowed under Illinois’ shelter-in-place ordinance. That means renters who plan to move in the upcoming weeks can still get into gear -- provided they feel safe and comfortable doing so; and renters should also respect the guidelines of social distancing by maintaining a distance of 6 feet from anyone who’s assisting them during the move.

Are Renters Postponing Their Moving Plans Due to COVID-19?

A recent survey conducted by apartment aggregator RentCafé found that 60% of respondents weren’t considering postponing their move despite the outbreak of COVID-19. Additionally, fewer than 20% of renters surveyed said that they planned on staying put this year.

How Can Renters Tour Apartments While Maintaining Social Distancing?

If renters are planning a move for later this year and are browsing apartments for rent right now, how do they go about the search while being safe in their current homes? In-person tours aren’t a good idea and many Chicago apartment buildings have completely switched over to virtual tours. Renters can still get answers to their most pressing questions and get a sense for what it’s like to call an apartment home with these virtual apartment showings. Learn how to manage your apartment search with the changes brought on by COVID-19 & social distancing with the step-by-step guide below.

apartment renters step-by-step guide to virtual apartment tours