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What Your Austin Apartment Locator Should Do For You!

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When you’re looking for an ATX apartment, it seems as though the formula should be as simple as:

What you want + what you need + a few quick phone calls/google searches = perfect dream apartment in your price range and time frame.

If you’ve looked for an apartment on your own before, you know this unfortunately is hardly ever the case, especially in all these popular neighborhoods like 78704, downtown, and East Riverside.  First of all, figuring out what you want is important, but even then it can be stressful thing to maneuver.  How often do you find out about the BEST apartment, fall in love with all the amenities and as soon as you realize you could easily walk to work, you realize it’s out of your budget or it is in your budget but they don’t have any openings for 4 months?  This process can be super exhausting. The beauty of free apartment locating is that we can do all the legwork for you! When you get the ball rolling with one of our locators here at Smart City, here’s what you can expect:

We get to know you

We don’t like to just copy and paste lists of places to live and blindly send them your way in hopes that you’ll like something one of our other clients liked. We like to get a realistic feel for what you are looking for, and more importantly, what you are NOT looking for. If you’re unsure about what Austin neighborhood you want to live in, we’ll ask what you like to do for fun to get a better understanding of what you want kind of things you want to be located near. If breakfast tacos are a major life priority for you, (first of all, we feel you on this one), we’re going to get you set up with a prime throw-a-stone-to-a-taco stand situation! If you love happy hour shenanigans, we want to find you a place you can park your car after work and walk right on over to the bar with your friends. Who knows, after talking with you for a bit, we may suggest something you’ve never even tried before! You’d be surprised how many people think they’re destined to live right off of SoCo, but end up falling madly in love with a quieter place further out with Hill Country views! We like to closely examine each scenario and use our expertise to pick the lock to what makes your apartment-heart tick. Some people think 78704 is the only walkable neighborhood in Austin, but guess again!  There’s plenty of walkability all over Austin you just might not know about yet! We’re here to be your myth-busters, your deal-finders, and your apartment dreams consultants.

Send you detailed lists

Once we’ve grasped a feel on what you want out of your Austin apartment, we send you a list of which properties we feel would best suit what you’re looking for. But not only do we send you the names of the properties, we call these apartments for you to get the exact availability for your move-in date. We also like to show you a range of what you can get with different price points at certain properties to give you a better understanding of how the market is set up. If you live in Austin, you’re probably working hard every day to make that money to pay rent here. Who has time to step aside from their full-time job and call 20-30 apartment complexes until you find something even remotely close to what you’re looking for? Especially if you are moving to Austin, moves can be stressful enough! Smart City is here to free you from the burden of searching for an apartment in a new city so you can spend all the time you need tying up any the loose ends in the city you’re parting with. Moves are messy, don’t make them messier by trying to do it all yourself!

Tour the apartment with you

When scheduling permits on both ends, we love to tour some of the properties with you! It can be easy to get lost in all the amenities of each apartment, lose track of which one is which, or just get really overwhelmed in general. It’s also quite easy to get literally lost! If you aren’t well-versed in the one-way lifestyle of downtown, you can easily drown in a series of wrong turns.  All those hill country roads can look the same and before you know you’re 20 minutes down the road before you realize you’re on the wrong one. We know the shortcuts and which apartments should be clumped together on tour days and which ones will require more time than others. That’s why our locators love to accompany our clients to serve as a guide to remembering what you’re looking for, what questions to ask, and just someone who can focus on the facts/numbers while you get to drool over the apartments! That way, you can sit down with your locator later on and discuss what you loved and they can give you all the deets you may have missed while you were picturing how perfect your wardrobe would look in the custom wood shelving in your new walk-in closet.  All you have to worry about is picturing how perfect your weekend grilling will be with your new outdoor kitchen on-site and we’ll be there to remember the square footage and the things you didn’t care for that you mentioned along the way.  We pay attention to what you say, we take things into consideration that you might not even know you want, and overall we just form a relationship with you, because how else can you find the perfect apartment for someone? We always try to meet each of our clients face to face at least once if possible! But of course, we understand some people value autonomy and want to make the process short and sweet, tour things on their own, and then just write our names down in the end and call it a day!

All in all, we customize the apartment locating process to each individual client. We believe it’s important to take a toll of who you are, what you want, and what’s out there for YOU! We love Austin, we love people, and we love helping people find the perfect Austin apartment.

Let us do the legwork on your next lease, call or text us at 512-815-2317 or fill out one of our apartment search forms for more info and to get connected with one of our Austin apartment locators today!