Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How do Apartment Locators or Apartment Finders Work?

Finding an apartment can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.  Apartment finders strive to take the legwork out of your search by saving you time, energy, and gas.  When you are researching apartment locators, it is important to find someone that you click with, who makes you feel comfortable with the whole process.  That doesn't mean you need several apartment finders, just that you should do a little research first.  Check rating sites like Yelp, CitySearch or Google Places, maybe even message your friends on Facebook or colleagues through LinkedIn and see who they recommend.

Once you have decided which apartment finder to work with, It really can be a very simple process:

1) Start by scheduling an appointment or walking-in to the office when you are available.  Most apartment locators do help customers on a walk-in basis, in a reputable office there will almost always be someone available to help you.  
2) Once you're in the office, your apartment finder will call the communities that fit your specific parameters--such as price, size, location, floor level-- Your apartment locator will find out availability, exact pricing  and specifics on what they have coming up.  They will even know when it's available and even what floor it's on.
3) Then using a database we look at pictures, locations on a map, floor plans and move in fees, so that you can narrow it down and choose which ones you like the best.  
4) Finally we take you to the communities that you have narrowed it down to.  

Yes, it's really that easy! What you can spend an ENTIRE day, or even multiple days, doing on your own, an apartment locator can get done in 2 1/2 hours.  Yep!  In 2 1/2 hours you'll have you new apartment all picked out! The choice is always yours, apartment finders just make it a lot easier!