Renters FAQ

How long do apartment showings last?

Typically, our leasing consultants keep appointments to less than an hour depending on your specific requirements. Just tell us what works for you, and we’ll make sure to adjust accordingly.

How can I maximize my options?

We recommend starting your search about 30-45 days prior to your desired move-in date. Of course, we can make things happen sooner, but acting early increases the number of choices available to you.

When you attend an appointment with us, be prepared to make an offer and bring a deposit to secure the apartment you love. If possible, we also recommend you see apartments during the week. Although our agents work on weekends as well, many buildings only show during regular business hours.

What items do you suggest we bring to an appointment?

Bring as many documents that may assist in the approval process. It also helps to have copies saved in your email or stored digitally in some way. Specific documents vary greatly for different landlords, but here’s a start:

  • Photo ID (valid driver’s license or passport)
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank statements (last two months)
  • Tax returns (last two years)
  • Letter from your employer stating your position,
  • length of employment, salary and bonus opportunities
  • Past rental contracts
  • Co-signer information
  • Preferred payment method
To secure an apartment, what should I be prepared to pay?

If you meet the landlord’s requirements, you should be prepared to pay the first month’s rent via money order, cashier’s check or credit card. Depending on the building, the landlord may require additional fees.
Typical landlord fees include the following:

  • Credit and background tenancy checks ranging from $18 to $30
  • Security deposit ranging from one month’s rent to one and a half month’s rent
  • Move-in fees
  • Administrative fees
  • Pet fees
  • Monthly parking fees