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Five Questions To Ask On An Apartment Tour In Greenwood

Walking through apartment tours is a crucial step in deciding if that a particular community is for you. But while you’re exploring the kitchen and amenities on your Greenwood apartment tour, try to also use the time to ask your leasing specialist some probing questions. These questions are good to help you determine the feel and resident service the complex can offer. Your apartment will be your home for a time, and you should see just what to expect. To start off, here are the 5 questions to ask during an apartment tour in Greenwood.

What’s The Apartment’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many complexes promote themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Greenwood, but that term means different things to different communities. Some units have dog breed restrictions or limit how many animals can be in the unit. Certain pet policies prohibit small animals, such as rats, guinea pigs, birds, or reptiles. And all pet policies usually charge additional rent for your furry loved ones -- and many may even have a cleaning fee when you move out.

Asking about the pet policy is a no-brainer if you own a dog or cat, or you’re considering adopting one very soon. After all, you’d like your pet to be just as at home in your apartment as you are. But it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t own a pet. That way, you know what critters you might run into on a consistent basis. You may also want to ask what pet-friendly amenities complex offers -- such as dog parks or provided waste disposal bags.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

In the old days, rent was typically paid by dropping off a check at the office. Now, there could be many ways to pay. Does the community have a web portal or can pay by direct deposit? Can I put it on my credit card and acquire reward points for my rent? Some complexes might allow you to pay through third-party payment apps like Venmo or PayPal. Asking how you pay rent while on an apartment tour can be key if you are traveling a lot or want a more convenient way to pay rent.

Understanding how the complex handles utilities can also save you headaches later on. What utilities come with rent? Are you able to incorporate utilities in my rent check? Are utilities, such as water, electric, and gas, set by communal use or are they determined by individual apartments? Can I pick the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to go with the same company as the other residents? These questions should be simple, but sometimes the answers are surprising.

What Amenities Can I Use?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Greenwood apartment tour should also include a quick look. During your Greenwood apartment tour you should also see the amenities and grounds. Although an overview of what’s available is helpful, you may wish to ask more about residents' day-to-day usage of the apartment community’s amenities.

If you’d like to work out early or at night to accommodate your work schedule, be sure to ask about the workout center’s hours -- and when it’s usually busy. Families may wish to know what the policy is for children to use the fitness center or pool and hot tub. If you’re looking for an apartment that’s not only a space to sleep, but a community you can truly enjoy, it’s crucial to ask amenity questions on your apartment tour. The answers may be the decision point between two apartment communities in Greenwood.

What Happens If I Need Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you finish your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about how they handle maintenance. Maintenance policies can vary a lot, from 24-hour onsite availability to outside contractors that has to be booked during operating business hours. Unforeseen problems do happen at times, but it’s how maintenance is able to respond that can deeply influence your living situation.

When you ask about maintenance, go ahead and be thorough. Does the apartment have 24-hour on-site maintenance, or can maintenance only work on repairs during operating business hours? Who do I contact for an urgent repair need? Do they have an online form to fill out a maintenance request? And how will I know when they’ve completed the repair? You might even want to ask what work isn’t covered by maintenance, such as washer/dryer hookup or ceiling fan installation.

Where Do I Park?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you ask questions on your apartment tour in Greenwood, remember to ask what how parking is handled. Am I assigned a space, or is it first come first serve? Do I need a sticker or hang-tag for my vehicle, and what happens if my family has multiple vehicles? Does the community have individual garages or carports? And don’t forget to inquire about the towing policy. You don’t want to discover the perfect apartment, but learn that you need to circle the block for repeatedly to find a curbside parking spot.

BayShore Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Greenwood

Schedule your community tour with BayShore today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while giving you a tour of one of our apartments. Simply call 317-886-1849 or hit the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to ask your partner or roommates to , as they might ask some questions, too! Can’t make it to the property? We offer virtual tours!

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