The short Answer is WHY NOT?
Yes, there ARE bad locators out there...some are pushy, some are rude, some are ignorant, some are lazy and some...well...you get it.
We are not all the same.
Who Am I?
My name is Michael Reeh, (pronounced Michael Ray) I am a licensed Real Estate Broker & Manager of Apartments HERE! in Northwest Austin, we currently of have experienced licensed agents in our office available to help you!
A little bit about me.
I am a life long Austin Texas resident, born and raised in Austin Texas, When I married & had children we decided that schools were a MAJOR factor in where we would live, so we did our research and moved to Cedar Park (a suburb of Austin) so our children could attend Leander Independent school district. We have 4 children, all boys..ages 13, 19, 22 & 24. I understand the importance of schools and I know the feeling of a parent wanting their child to live in a safe area.
I have been a licensed real estate agent (now a broker) for 7 years.
Before I began Apartment locating I was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier (postman) for 25 years, I have seen more streets in Austin, I am familiar with more areas in Austin than probably 99% of the general population.
I value honesty, integrity and hard work.
You may have seen many of the "rebate" website's, in my opinion they are anything but honest, PLEASE...READ THE FINE PRINT...if you can find it, they all have very strict stipulations and under the BEST CIRCUMSTANCE offer you only a SMALL FRACTION of what they advertise..and that is IF YOU EVER GET IT!....it really should be a crime! They steer you to properties that pay them well and properties that allow them to "send" you to a property without being escorted by an agent. YOU ARE VERY LIMITED and you do not see ALL THE AVAILABLE APARTMENTS or the BEST DEALS.
Some SAY they offer a FREE MOVE....here is their deal...they contract with moving companies to "feed them leads or business" it may be for 1, 2 or 3 hours of a move...BUT...watch out for the EXTRAS!! THE MINIMUM charge may skyrocket because it doesn't include MANY ORDINARY ITEMS! The "extra" list is incredible..and the 2 hour estimate could turn into 4 or 5. So you could get shafted on the move and miss out on a really great deal!
If you want the best help available...PLEASE,
SAVE (512) 293-5483 in your cell phone now under Apt Locator
and call me BEFORE you start calling or visiting the apartments, I am totally FREE to you, the apartments pay us out of something like an advertising budget...but they want us to be the reason you visited or called their property. Did you know that MANY APARTMENTS offer a "look and lease" special? If you happen to go on your own but are not ready to LEASE THAT DAY...you WILL NOT RECIEVE THAT SPECIAL! We can tell you BEFORE you visit that property so you DONT BLOW THE SPECIAL... if you are going to lease in a few days...SAVE THE "LOOK & LEASE" specials for the day you plan to make a decision, I can help you get a great deal, a great special and a great apartment, and I am 100% FREE FOR YOU!
Now that you know a little about me, please read below how we can help you!
The apartment leasing agents fax and email us their SPECIALS MANY TIMES THROUGH OUT THE DAY, EVERY DAY, so we will bring them qualified clients looking for a great deal! The properties are happy to work with us because we make their job easier.
Good apartment locators are the apartment experts to help find you apartments now or when ever you need them in the future.
Maybe you are looking for a Move in Special , the First Month FREE, or maybe a really cool pool! What ever it is you want, we KNOW WHERE IT IS!
The Austin area is a tough place to rent, many of our clients are surprised to find this out on their own, usually after they lost an application fee or two. Owing a property money for any reason (whether you didn't give notice, just moved out even WITH good cause, didn't clean apartment or any other reason is viewed the same as a broken lease, but not quite as bad as an eviction) will make your search WITHOUT a locator, almost impossible.
Bad credit is another challenge (bankruptcy - chapter 7 or chapter 13) that we will be happy to help you overcome! We can help you with the qualifying criteria as well, most apartments require "3 times the rent" for your gross monthly income (before taxes or deductions are taken out of your check), some properties (affordable housing which also accepts section 8 ) require as little as "2 to 2 1/2
times" your monthly gross income. A few properties (that accept a broken lease or eviction) require "4 times the rent" for your gross monthly income.
There are many reasons to use an Apartment Locator
1. Austin Apartment locators know where the best deals are, they know who has the best prices and MOVE IN SPECIALS!
2. Apartment locators know what property has the amenities that you are looking for, you can drive or call around all day...or, ask us!
3. Austin Apartment locators know which Apartments take pets, big pets? little pets ? or 3 pets!
4. Apartment locators know the areas of town, they will show you around in their cars and use their gas!
5. Credit challenged? Bankruptcy or Foreclosure? Locators know who will work with you, don't waste application fee's, call us!
6. No rental history, you may find some apartments that will accept you with an extra months deposit, we can BEAT THAT!
5. Apartment locators will make it EASY and we are FREE to you!
Do you need a few more reasons? Call (512) 293-5483 and let us and our computerized data base sort through thousands of apartments to find you that special one that is calling your name! You thought you picked the apartment did you? When you find the right one, you will hear it calling you!