* Apartment Vs. Homes: Apartments are better because there are usually 12-16 apartments in a single building which you can cover in _ to 1 hour. Visiting homes requires lot of walking from one home to another and not as productive as apartments.
* Proximity: Find an apartment complex not too far from your house (max. 10-15 driving distance) and in a safe neighborhood. If it’s too far or hard to get to or unsafe, then you may loose the inspiration to go there.
* Ethnic and not very upscale: Its better that the apt. complex is not very upscale. It has been our experience that upscale tenants are less likely to open the door or take a book. To best utilize our time and feel encouraged, it’s best to start with a complex which is medium scale and has a mixed ethnic crowd. We’ve found that Spanish speaking people are very pious and almost always take a book.
* What to Avoid: Avoid apartment complexes which are secure and which require a key to enter. If you’re distributing during the winter months, avoid apartment buildings which are open. The long corridors create a wind tunnel which makes it hard to move around. Choose closed buildings. Also avoid condominiums and places where there may be a guard or reception at the entrance.