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How to Write an Effective Apartment Review

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Reviews have become a part of the landscape these days. Chances are the last time you were looking for a new restaurant to try, a movie to watch, or gym to sign up with  you read the online reviews before making a decision. Online reviews are a great way to learn more, but do you take time to write reviews? What does it take to create a well-written review? Today the South Winds Apartment Blog has the answers! Read on for more information.


Why Write a Review

While our focus today is geared toward writing a review for an apartment, the principles can be applied to just about any review you want to write. Follow these tips for writing an effective review and help potential residents out.


Being objective about the location, buildings, amenities, neighbors and other factors never hurt for a review. Most people will appreciate the information.  In fact, it could give a nice balance to the enthusiasm of your cheerleader neighbor down the hall, who thinks everything is “So great! So nice! I love it here!!”


Even when, or perhaps, especially when, you’ve had a less than stellar experience make your case coherently, intelligently, and honestly. Polite articulation is far more likely to get results than bombastic name calling. Better yet, rather than resorting to a negative review, contact the apartment manager to set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss your concerns and allow them the opportunity to come up with a win/win solution. Of course, like anyone, we like to hear about the good things we are doing too.


Stick to the facts. Strive to be specific, detailed, and objective. Present your experience as clearly and concisely as you can.


Take care when you are writing to use proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Sloppy writing devalues what you are saying, even if your point is valid. For example, even if you feel strongly about something, using one exclamation mark is sufficient.

We appreciate receiving feedback about our Fall River, Massachusetts apartment community and invite you to take a few minutes to write and submit a review of South Winds Apartments. Next time we will have some tips for how to evaluate reviews, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading our post today!