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Five Questions To Ask During An Apartment Tour In Fishers

Touring apartments is a crucial step in finding out that a particular community is for you. But while you’re inspecting the bathrooms and amenities on your Fishers apartment tour, try to also use the time to ask your leasing specialist some important questions. These questions are good to help you determine the atmosphere and resident service the community can provide. After all, your apartment will be your home for some time, and you should see just what you’re getting into. To begin, these are the five questions to ask during an apartment tour in Fishers.

What Is The Community’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many complexes advertise themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, but that can be a fairly vague term. Some buildings have dog breed restrictions or limit how many pets can live in the unit. Some pet policies prohibit small animals, like mice, guinea pigs, birds, or lizards. And all pet policies usually charge additional rent for your furry loved ones -- and some may even have a cleaning charge upon move out.

Asking about the pet policy is a no-brainer if you live with a cat or dog, or you’re wanting to get one in the near future. After all, your pet needs to be just as comfortable in your apartment as you are. But it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you’re not a pet owner. That way, you know what critters you might run into on a consistent basis. Also think of asking what amenities the apartment community has for pets -- like dog runs or free waste disposal stations.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

Many years ago, rent was usually paid by dropping off a check at the office. Now, there might be multiple ways to pay. Does the community have a web portal or can pay by direct deposit? Can I use my credit card and acquire points for my rent payment? Some places might allow you to pay through popular payment companies like PayPal or Venmo. Asking this question while on an apartment tour can be important for residents who are traveling a lot or require an easier way to pay rent.

Understanding how utilities work can also save you expensive mistakes in the future. What utilities are included? Can you incorporate utilities in my rent check? Are utilities, like gas and water, based on communal use or are they calculated by each individual apartment? Can I choose the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to use the same company as the other residents? These questions may seem basic, but sometimes the answers are different than you'd expect.

What Amenities Can I Use?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Fishers apartment tour should also include a quick peek. During your Fishers apartment tour you should also look at the amenities and grounds. While a short overview of what a community offers is nice, you may wish to inquire about the details of the apartment community’s amenities.

If you want to exercise in the early morning or late because of your work schedule, go ahead and ask about the workout center’s hours -- and when it’s most often used. Families may wish to see what the policy is for kids to use the gym or pool and hot tub. If you want an apartment that’s not just a space to sleep, but a community that enhances your lifestyle, it’s crucial to ask amenity questions while on your apartment tour. What you learn may influence your final choice between two apartment complexes in Fishers.

What Happens If I Need Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you’re done with your apartment tour, remember to ask about how they handle maintenance. Maintenance policies and procedures can vary between companies, from 24-hour emergency response to contract maintenance that should be reserved during regular business hours. Unforeseen problems do happen at times, but it’s how your maintenance requests are handled that can make or break how you feel about your apartment.

When you’re asking about maintenance, it’s good to be thorough. Does the complex have 24-hour on-site maintenance, or can they only work on repairs during regular business hours? Who do I call about an emergency? Is there an online form to submit a maintenance request? And how will I be contacted when they’re finished? It’s also a good idea to ask what work won’t be performed by maintenance, such as washer/dryer hookup or ceiling fan installation.

What Is The Parking Situation?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you ask questions on your apartment tour in Fishers, don’t forget to ask what you need to do with your car. Do I get an assigned parking spot, or is parking by my building open to all residents? Do I need a sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what if my family has two or more vehicles? Does my lease include an individual garage or carport? And remember to inquire about the towing policy. The last thing you need is to discover the perfect apartment, but learn that you need to stalk the block for an hour to get a curbside parking spot.

The Hamilton Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Fishers

Schedule your tour with The Hamilton today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while taking you through the perfect apartment home. Simply call us at 317-900-4375 or hit the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to bring your partner or roommates, as they might have questions, too! Can’t come to the property? We offer virtual tours!

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