We suggest clients start the apartment search process 30 to 60 days before they need to move in. Apartments in the area are typically not backed up but during peak seasons can fill up quickly.
It’s standard practice to have some upfront fees at the time you apply for the apartment and before you move in. Typically, you will have an application fee when you apply to lease your apartment, ranging from $50-$150. With that application fee, you’ll likely be required to pay an administrative fee ranging from $50-$300, which helps cover the cost of running your credit, doing a background check and performing other administrative tasks incurred in getting you approved.
All our services are 100% free to tenants. All our income derives from the landlord or apartment leasing company.
Our commissions do not impact your rent amount explicitly, in that an apartment complex won’t give you a bigger discount if you don’t use a locator. They’ve built in our commissions into their bottom line numbers to come up with your rent amount.
No! We can find you lease terms as short as 6 months, but understand that you will be paying extra for the shorter term. The general rule of thumb is the longer the lease term, the lower the rent. We recommend longer lease terms to get the best rates (and because moving is never fun or easy).
Second chance leasing (bad credit, evictions, criminal history records, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and broken leases) present some tough issues for us as apartment locators. We typically aren’t able to provide apartment locating services to second chance leasing clients because the apartments that allow second chance tenants don’t usually work with locators. Give us the details, and we’ll be upfront and honest with you as to whether we think we can help.
Yes! We offer a $50 cash rebate after we are paid by the apartment community, subject to our Rebate and Referral Policy.
No, typically, you’re responsible for utilities. Water, trash, pest control and gas (if any) will be billed through your apartment and added to your rent. With respect to trash, note that many apartment communities now have mandatory valet trash, which is usually an extra $25 a month. Electricity, cable and internet are usually separate.
Furnished apartments for lease are hard to find. We recommend renting furniture through a furniture rental company, for which their are several options. The few (and we mean few) apartments that offer furnished apartments normally charge a premium. Although we are able to search the local MLS for furnished homes for rent or sublet-ted apartments.