Using an apartment locator can be very useful, compared to online Do-It-Yourself apartment search sites and apartment booklets. The main reason is because you are working face to face with an actual person! One who will listen to your needs and match your requirements.
A good apartment locator can narrow all of these situations down to the correct properties just for you.
Now that you see how useful a locator can be, the only thing left to do next is to pick the right locator - But how?
All apartment locators are compensated by the apartment community where the client gets accepted – and all apartment locators only get paid when you are accepted. Unfortunately, there are good locators and bad locators. A good apartment locator will take you to places where you will qualify and be accepted, and eventually satisfied. A bad apartment locator would not only waste his/her own time, but yours as well.
How do you know which apartment locator is the best at what he/she does?
There are 100's of apartment locators and ALL offer FREE apartment locating service. All of apartment locators claim to have the most extensive database. Some even offer rebates, free move etc., which is irrelevant if you get declined. So what set them apart?
Here are ways to tell a good apartment locator:
An apartment locator can show you apartments pulling off his/her database and blindly go from there, but a good apartment locator knows to make sure which apartments you have the best chance of being approved based on your situation.
A very good apartment locator even knows which apartment will require the least extra deposit or is the easiest to get into.
An apartment locator depends on his/her database to be successful, but good apartment locators use their experience and knowledge to be successful.
Choose wisely. :)
Hi, I'm Kannika. I have been in the real estate/ apartment locating business since 2008. In 2013, I finally got tired of working for The Man and decided to leave Austin's biggest apartment locating company to start my own. Due to my dedication to my clients and hard work, Apartments Express is still helping many people find an apartment to call home. More about me.