Apartment hunting can be a daunting endeavor – especially when coupled with a full time job and relocating to a new city. You might spend countless hours scouring apartment finder sites only to find that the places you like are already taken. If you’ve searched for apartment realtors and come up short, you’re not alone. Here’s how it all works and here’s how realtors can help find an apartment:
A Realtor’s Role in Apartment Hunting
It may seem that buyers, not renters, have the upper hand. They have access to realtors who are more than willing to assess their needs, budget, and desired location, then provide them with a host of potential homes, open house dates, and financing options.
Occasionally, realtors are hired by landlords, apartment buildings, or condo associations to fill empty slots, and can be a good resource for those looking at lease-to-buy options. However, most realtors facilitate the purchasing and listing of homes— and they’re really good at it, especially in Denver and Chicago where housing markets are on the rise. Because the real estate market is hot right now, realtors have plenty of business helping clients buy or sell properties. While finding a home to rent is a top priority for you, it might not be high on the list for a realtor who makes a living from commissions on home sales.
AptAmigo’s Role in Apartment Hunting
But renters shouldn’t count themselves out just yet. In truth, apartment hunting is a different beast entirely. The turnaround on empty units is fast and while paperwork is relatively minimal compared to that needed when buying a home— it is crucial to have everything ready when you begin your apartment search. If the realtor is not contracted by a landlord or apartment building, they will often charge the renter a flat fee for their services.
How can you begin to scour pages of apartment locator sites, schedule and attend tours, and sign a lease when you’re in the middle of packing up your U-Haul and starting a new job next week? Well, my friend, that’s where we come in!
Instead of spending dozens of hours searching, let AptAmigo help you secure your next apartment. Our #1 goal is to remove all the stress associated with apartment hunting. You give us a brief outline of what you’re looking for, and we’ll send you places that fit your preferences and budget. After you approve a list, we’ll set up the tours and accompany you to take notes and ensure your needs are met. Can’t make it to the tour for any reason? No problem. Your friendly AptAmigo agent will tour in your place and send narrated videos and notes.
It really is that simple. And the best part? Our service is completely free to you, the renter. So contact us today and we’ll help you get started on your next adventure!
Related: Flaws of the Rental Industry