Essential rental timeline
Essential Rental Timeline

Looking for a new rental home? Exciting!

Whether you have transferred to a new location for work, or are looking to be closer to great school districts, these suggestions will help you set a realistic timeline for your search.

Know your timeline

If you are currently in a Lease Agreement, start by understanding the move-out process. You’ll want to give proper notice so that you are not liable for additional fees. Once you know the date that you must leave your current home, begin your search 4-6 weeks out from your desired move-in date at your new rental home.

Determine your search criteria

How many bedrooms/bathrooms do you need? What neighborhood would you like to live in? This article will help you craft your home “must-have” list.

Start your search

Let the fun begin! There are a lot great options for finding a rental home, but we think is the best. It may sound biased, but hear us out.

Progress Residential® offers high-quality homes in great communities so you can get the space you need and privacy you want.

We are pet-friendly so your entire family can feel at home. We allow most domesticated pets, subject to compliance with applicable law and HOA guidelines. We don’t limit the number of pets you can have in the home. Additional insurance requirements may apply depending on the breed or mix involved. Learn more about our Pet Policy here.

If you’re ready to find your dream home, start your search at the top of this page.

Schedule showings

Once you’ve narrowed down a few homes that fit your needs, it’s time to view them in person. Here at Progress Residential, you can opt for a guided tour with one of our licensed Leasing Specialists or select the self-showing option so you can view these homes on your schedule. How convenient is that?


You’ve found it – the home that boasts the chef’s kitchen, bonus room that would make a great man cave and a fenced-in backyard for your pets! Your next step is to apply before anyone else can snag your dream home.

With Progress Residential you’ll receive a decision within 24 hours of submitting a complete application. Learn about our rental criteria.

Schedule your move-in date

Once your application is approved, most providers can only hold your home for 15-30 days. Schedule your desired move-in date, pay any move-in related funds and complete any additional paperwork. You may be required to submit documentation such as renter’s insurance as well.

The rest is history!