The rental market tends to be cyclical and seasonal. Renters looking for the broadest range of choices should plan to move between May and September because that’s when turnover is at its highest because school is out, and the warmer weather makes moving easier. As the temperature drops, in most cases, so do the prices. You typically can find the best prices during the winter months between October and April because fewer people are looking, and managers will offer more concessions to fill their vacancies. Brand new properties often provide the best incentives throughout the year because they want to fill their units as quickly as possible. They are also typically more flexible with their move-in dates, sometimes even leasing several months out, as opposed to other properties that typically will only hold a unit for 1-2 weeks from when it becomes available.