1. 2 million square feet of retail and 2
million square feet of office space.
TOO MANY CHOICES?
It’s not an exaggeration to say that finding
and settling on the right apartment is both
a balancing act and a headache-inducing
challenge. First, there’s the goal of identifying as many properties as possible that
have the amenities you covet, then the
reality check of narrowing the list to those
that conform to your budget and location
limitations. When doing this on your
own, it takes a lot of research and time
you probably don’t have, and in a market
as dynamic as DFW, the risk of feeling
overwhelmed is great.
Fortunately, apartment locator services
exist to simplify the process — forging
connections between wannabe apartment
dwellers and landlords, and streamlining
the search. The happiest news of all is that
it’s free. In Texas and many other states,
locator services collect their fees from
property owners who want their buildings
filled with happy residents, which makes
it all-the-more sensible and pain-free for
future tenants to utilize these services.
A quick google search reveals a slew of
local companies promising to assist renters
in the process of finding the perfect place.
Most employ computerized databases to
help sort through apartment shoppers’
criteria and provide a manageable and realistic list of potential matches. So, if you’re
looking for an Oak Lawn property with a
bark park and onsite pet grooming services
or a cute studio apartment in North Tarrant
County with a movie theater and wine
tasting room, these services should be able
to hone in on those specifics for you.
Given DFW’s hotbed of multifamily
activity, Jerbert of Dallas Apartment
Finders says more locator services have
sprung up in recent years, and he cautions
that some are more service-oriented than
“If you don’t feel you’re getting the attention you need, or your agent doesn’t seem
to be listening or paying attention to what
you’ve told them, don’t be afraid to go
elsewhere,” he says.
For instance, apartment locators should
make calls on your behalf to check on the
accuracy of apartment availabilities and
rate listings, and even schedule your property tour appointments. “And,” he adds, “if
you already know what area you’re interested in, it’s a good idea to choose a locator
service that’s familiar with that area.”
Experts like Jerbert say the best way to
approach the process is to come to the
party prepared, starting with a list of
parameters like budget, location and life-style priorities as well as highly-desired
amenities and those you don’t care about.
Listing your “I-wants” and “don’t-needs”
in advance goes a long way toward getting
you into your new temporary homestead
in a hurry.
DALLAS UPTOWN STYLE. DOWN-HOME TEXAS COMFORT.
Wake to sunlit spaces from the expansive windows of your modern apartment at Oakwood® Dallas Uptown.
Then kick off your day with a jog on the beautiful and historic Katy Trail. Later, if living next to the West
Village’s plethora of entertainments isn’t enough—hop the free trolley downtown for live sporting events and
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