Finding the Perfect Rental Place for International Students: A Step-by-Step Guide

April 19, 2023

Are you an international student feeling lost in a new city?

The last thing you need is the added stress of searching for the perfect rental place. Luckily, ScoutBees has got your back! We understand the challenges of finding a home away from home. With ScoutBees by your side, you can put your feet up and relax.

Let's dive into the steps to find the perfect rental place:

Step 1: Set Your Criteria

Before starting your search, sit down with the international student and discuss their needs and preferences. Consider location, budget, number of rooms, and amenities to set clear criteria for your search.

Step 2: Start Your Search

Now that you know what you're looking for, it's time to start your search. Check out popular rental property websites like Places4Students, Kijiji, Zillow,, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and explore local real estate agencies that offer rental properties.

Step 3: Narrow Down Your Choices

After your initial search, narrow down your choices to a select few that meet the criteria set by the international student. Take note of each property's address and contact information for future reference.

Step 4: Contact Landlords

Reach out to the landlords of each rental property to schedule a viewing. During this stage, ask questions about the lease term, monthly rent, and move-in date.

Step 5: View the Properties

Viewing properties can be time-consuming and overwhelming, but it's a crucial step in finding the perfect rental place. When you view each property, pay attention to its condition, any damages or repairs needed, and the overall cleanliness. Additionally, make sure to check that the amenities meet the international student's criteria.

If you're feeling overwhelmed with the process, don't worry. ScoutBees can help you view and vet the rental places on your behalf. Our scouts are independent contractors who can go to the properties, take photos, and provide you with a detailed report. This way, you can make an informed decision without the hassle of physically visiting each property.

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Step 6: Vet the Landlord

Besides vetting the rental property, it's crucial to vet the landlord as well. Research online reviews of the landlord or property management company, and ask for references from previous tenants.

Step 7: Make Your Recommendation

After viewing and vetting each rental property, it's time to make your recommendation. Provide a summary of each property, including pros and cons, and explain why a particular property is the best fit.

By following these steps, you can make an informed decision and help the international student find a rental place that meets their needs and feels like home.

Happy house hunting! 🐝

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