Working with an apartment locator service like ours comes with tremendous benefits. First, it won’t cost you a single penny. Second, you’ll get access to some of the most sought-after Dallas apartments, some of which aren’t even listed as available publicly yet. Thirdly, we’ll handle almost all of the legwork on your behalf. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is – provided we have the right information to match you with the perfect place. Whether you’re considering working with us, or some other apartment finder service, here are some of the questions you should be prepared to answer.
What’s your budget?
Before we can begin our search, we need to know what kind of budget you have to work with. Dallas apartments come in a variety of different price-ranges, so knowing how much you can comfortably afford will help us pinpoint which areas to focus our efforts. Keep in mind, also, that there may be additional expenses above and beyond a security deposit, such as application fees.
What’s your work situation?
While we don’t charge apartment renters a fee for our services, we are compensated by building owners and property managers to find them ideal tenants. As such, it’s essential that we determine upfront that you would be a good match in terms of income and employment stability.
What are your must-haves?
There are probably plenty of things you’d like to have in an apartment, but finding one place that features them all may simply not always be possible. To help us get you as close to your ideal apartment as possible, we’ll want you to think long and hard about which amenities are absolute deal breakers vs. which you could technically live without. For instance, having an on-site fitness center may be nice, but a place that has 3 bedrooms might be a requirement.
Do you have a preference on location?
Dallas is home to some of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in, not just from a local standpoint, but from a national one as well. That said, some people prefer a more laid back vibe while others crave a more up-beat atmosphere. For others, being in close proximity to parks and other recreational facilities is critical. Letting us know what you envision as the ideal area will help us narrow our search efforts.
Do you have anything to hide?
This one’s a tricky one, but it’s imperative that you are as upfront and honest as possible with us. If you’ve had trouble in the past, whether it’s financial, legal or something else, letting us know upfront will help prevent unnecessary delay and disappointment. For instance, some property owners insist on prospective tenants agreeing to a full credit and background check, so you’ll want to be prepared.
Will you be sharing your apartment?
Whether or not you plan on sharing your new home with a roommate or a pet, these are factors our team will want to know about in advance. If you’re looking to split the place with a friend or two, we may need to run additional checks on those individuals as well. Likewise, while there are plenty of Dallas properties that are pet-friendly, some are not. Understanding what the living arrangement will be like will help us hone our search.
What’s your time-line?
The last important question our apartment locators will ask is when you plan on making your move. If you’re currently locked into a lease that has 6 months left, or are required to give your current landlord a 60 day notice, these are things that we’ll need to know so we can plan our search accordingly. Matching time-lines is a pivotal part of our job.
Ready to get started? Get in touch today and let’s get the ball rolling!