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Five Questions To Ask On An Apartment Tour In Fishers

Touring apartments is a necessary step in finding out that a particular community will work for you. But while you’re looking over the kitchen and amenities on your Fishers apartment tour, it’s also a great time to ask your tour guide some deeper questions. These questions work well to help you get a glimpse of the feel and personal attention the community can provide. After all, your apartment will be your home for some time, and it’s nice to understand precisely what you’re signing up for. To begin, these are the 5 questions to ask on an apartment tour in Fishers.

What’s The Apartment’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many complexes promote themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, but that term can mean a few different things. Some units have dog breed restrictions or limit how many pets can be in the unit. Some pet policies prohibit small animals, like rats, guinea pigs, large birds, or reptiles. And all pet policies most likely charge additional rent for your animals -- and some may even have a cleaning fee upon move out.

Asking about the pet policy is a must if you have a cat or dog, or you’re wanting to get one soon. After all, your pet needs to be just as comfortable in the apartment as you are. But it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t have a pet. That way, you know what kinds of animals you might cross paths with on a day-to-day basis. We also recommend asking what pet-friendly amenities complex provides -- such as dog runs or convenient waste disposal bags.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

In the old days, rent was typically paid by leaving payment at the front office. Today, there could be different ways to make a rent payment. Does the company have an app or can they link direct deposit through my bank? Can I put it on my credit card and acquire points for my rent payment? Some places might allow you to pay through trusted payment companies like Venmo or PayPal. Asking how you pay rent during an apartment tour can be important if you are frequently out of town or require a cashless way to pay rent.

Understanding the details about utilities can also save you headaches in the future. What utilities are included with rent? Are you able to add utilities to my rent check? Are utilities, such as water and gas, set by 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 same provider as everyone else in the community? These questions may feel cut and dry, but sometimes the answers can surprise you.

What Amenities Will I Have Access To?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Fishers apartment tour should also include a quick look. During your Fishers apartment tour you should also see the amenities and grounds. While an overview of what a community offers is nice, you may like to ask more about the details of the apartment community’s amenities.

If you prefer to exercise in the morning or at night because of your personal schedule, go ahead and ask about the hours of the exercise center -- and when it’s usually busy. Moms and Dads may want to see what the policy is for children to use the playground or pool and hot tub. If you’d love an apartment that’s not just a space to lay your head down at night, but a community you can truly enjoy, it’s crucial to get your amenities questions answered during your apartment tour. The answers may be the deciding factor between two apartments in Fishers.

How Do I Request Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you finish your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about how maintenance is handled. Maintenance policies and procedures can vary wildly, from 24-hour emergency response to contract contractors that needs to be booked within operating business hours. Emergencies do crop up sometimes, but it’s how your community responds to your maintenance needs that can deeply influence how you feel about your apartment.

When you ask about maintenance, it’s good to be thorough. Does the complex have emergency on-site maintenance, or can they only work on repairs during normal business hours? Who do I talk to when I have an emergency? 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 services isn’t covered by maintenance staff, like washer/dryer hookup or ceiling fan installation.

What’s Parking Like?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you’re on your apartment tour in Fishers, it’s good to ask what you need to do with your car. Do I get an assigned place to park, or is parking open to whoever gets there first? Will I receive a sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what if my family has two cars? Are there individual garages or carports available? And don’t forget to inquire about the towing procedure. The last thing you need is to get the perfect apartment, but realize that you have to stalk the block for half an hour to find a curbside space.

The Flats at Switch Will Answer All Your Questions During Your Apartment Tour In Fishers

Schedule your tour with The Flats at Switch today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while giving you a tour of one of our units. Just call us at 317-597-5275 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to bring your partner or roommates, as they might ask some questions, too! Can’t visit the property? We have virtual tours!

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