How to Choose a Dallas Apartment Locator Service

So many times I am asked, “What is an apartment locator?” I love answering that question because in most cases, the answer will make you say, “Ah, YES… I need your service!” In many cities like Dallas, the multi-family market is immersed with so many apartment buildings that the properties will use the service of a licensed realtor to help market their properties. Unbelievably, the number of multi-family buildings (apartments) in Dallas continues to sky rocket with record growth! The City of Dallas has more than 195,000 multi family units currently so imagine how complicated and time-constraining it can be for a renter to find the best place to rent.  Using the services of an apartment locator can help you save your precious time, money and stress. The best part is – the service is free to the renter because the properties will pay a referral fee to the Broker when their name is listed as the referral source on the client guestcard and application.

The Locators Real Estate Brokerage will not only search your preferred locations for the space, amenities, parking and pet-friendly buildings you want but also help you find the best units, specials and pricing. My locators are trained to simplify the process for you and alleviate the stress. First they send you a list of apartment buildings that fit your search parameters with exact pricing, availability and specials. Next, they are trained to meet with you to take you to each property until you find the perfect home or if you’d like to tour the properties on your own you are welcome to.

So how does a renter go about finding the best Dallas Apartment Locator Service?

Looking at online reviews is an obvious but often misleading way to find a locator service. Yes, you should look for both positive and negative reviews on each company, so you can get a feel for the quality of service that other renters have experienced.  But also keep in mind, not all of the reviews are legitimate!  If you really want to learn more about a locator service, just contact them with a quick email or phone call.

As a true guide to choosing the best Dallas Apartment Locator Service look for these 3 factors:

#1 Overall Experience

Research how long the locator or Broker has been actively apartment locating. Browse through their website, research them, look at the quality of work that was put back into the company, brand, marketing and search services accessible to clients. Often, you’ll find the true success of a Dallas Apartment Locator Service through their branding, marketing, website, office location and other investments back into their company.

#2 Knowledge

Knowledge of the apartment industry and the Dallas- Fort Worth area – In real estate, we often say “Location is everything!” and I’ve found over the years many times that is true! Ensure that your Dallas Apartment Locator Service has experience in the preferred locations you’re looking in. Many times, apartment locators focus on only one part of Dallas Fort Worth and not multiple cities or area. Since Dallas Fort Worth is so vast, your apartment locator should know your preferred search location like the back of their hand.

#3 Dual Brokerage Services

Typically you’ll find 2 different types of Dallas Apartment Locator Services – one that focuses only on apartment locating and one that offers dual brokerage services i.e apartment locating and residential real estate brokerage (residential sales, listings, leasing). The Locators Real Estate Brokerage offers the dual brokerage service and what that means to you is my agents are licensed Realtors and part of a local and national Realtor Association that provides additional education, training, ethics, and access to residential listings for purchase, sale and lease. Often times, a renter is considering not just an apartment but also residential listings (single family homes, townhomes, condos) for lease and we can help you with both! We’ve designed our business model to service our clients long-term needs, so while renting an apartment or home is what you need now, when the time comes to purchase your first home, we will be here to assist.
How to Choose a North Dallas Apartment Locator Service

The Locators Real Estate Brokerage is here to assist you today and for your lifelong real estate needs. Give us the opportunity to show you why we are the number one Dallas Apartment Locator Service!

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