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Five Questions To Ask During An Apartment Tour In Fishers

Walking through apartment tours is a necessary step in knowing if that a particular community will work for you. But while you’re looking over the apartment floor plan and amenities on your Fishers apartment tour, it’s also a good time to ask your tour guide some in-depth questions. These questions work well to help you get a glimpse of the atmosphere and tenant service the community can provide. Remember that your apartment will be your home for a while, and it’s nice to know just what you’re signing up for. To get you started, here are the five questions to ask during an apartment tour in Fishers.

What’s The Apartment’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. Certain pet policies prohibit small animals, like mice, hamsters, large birds, or reptiles. And all pet policies typically charge additional rent for your pets -- and some may even charge a cleaning fee when you leave.

Asking about the pet policy is a must if you own a dog or cat, or you’re considering adopting one soon. After all, you want your pet to be just as happy in the apartment as you are. However, it's also a good question to ask on an apartment tour if you’re not a pet owner. That way, you know what animals you might cross paths with on a day-to-day basis. We also recommend asking what amenities the apartment complex offers pets -- like dog parks or free waste disposal stations.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

In the old days, rent was always paid by check at the office. Now, there could be multiple ways to pay rent. Does the community have a mobile app or can I use direct deposit? Can I put it on my credit card and stack up reward points for my rent payment? Some places may even allow you to pay through popular payment apps like Venmo or PayPal. Asking this question during an apartment tour can be critical for those who are frequently out of town or need a more convenient way to pay rent.

Understanding how utilities work can also save you expensive mistakes later on. What utilities are included? Can you incorporate utilities in my rent check? Are utilities, such as water and gas, based on communal use or are they calculated by individual apartments? Do I have a choice on the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to use the apartment contractor? These questions should be simple, but sometimes the answers are different than you'd expect.

What Amenities Are Available?

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 walk through the amenities and grounds. While an overview of what’s available is helpful, you might like to ask more about the details of the complexes’ amenities.

If you’d like to exercise in the morning or at night due to your work schedule, go ahead and ask about the fitness center’s hours -- and when it’s most often used. Families may want to know what the policy is for kids to use the basketball court or pool. If you’d love an apartment that’s not only somewhere to sleep, but a community you can truly enjoy, it’s vital to ask about amenities on your apartment tour. The answers may be the decision point between two apartment complexes in Fishers.

How Do You Handle Maintenance Requests?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you’re done with your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about how they handle maintenance. Maintenance practices can vary between companies, from 24-hour onsite availability to outside maintenance that has to be reserved during regular business hours. Unforeseen problems do occur from time-to-time, but it’s how maintenance is able to respond that can deeply influence how you feel about your apartment.

When asking about maintenance, don’t be afraid to be thorough. Does the complex have emergency on-site maintenance, or can personnel only perform repairs during regular business hours? Who do I talk to when I have a critical repair issue? Can I go online to fill out a maintenance request? And how will I be notified when they’re finished? You might even want to ask what work won’t be covered by maintenance, such as washer/dryer hookup or new shelving.

What Is The Parking Situation?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you ask questions on your apartment tour in Fishers, remember to ask what how parking is handled. Am I assigned a place to park, or is parking by my building open to all residents? Am I given a parking sticker or hang-tag for my vehicle, and what happens if my family has two or more vehicles? Does the community have individual garages or carports? And remember to inquire about any towing policies. You’d hate to to discover your dream apartment, but realize that you need to go around the block for half an hour to snag a curbside space.

Pullman Pointe Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Fishers

Schedule your apartment tour with Pullman Pointe today, and we’ll answer all your questions while giving you a tour of one of our apartments. Simply call (765) 534-2129 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to bring your family or roommates, as they may have questions, too! Can’t visit the property? We have virtual tours!

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