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5 Questions To Ask On An Apartment Tour In Fishers

Touring an apartment 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 closet space on your Fishers apartment tour, try to also use the time to ask your tour guide some probing questions. These questions work well to help you get a glimpse of the feel and resident service the complex can provide. After all, your apartment will be your home for a while, and it’s nice to see exactly what to expect. To get you started, here’s a list of the 5 questions to ask during an apartment tour in Fishers.

What’s The Apartment’s Pet Policy? 

Pets in a pet friendly apartment 

Many communities advertise themselves as pet-friendly apartments in Fishers, but that term means different things to different communities. Some apartments have dog breed restrictions or limit how many animals can live in the apartment. Certain pet policies prohibit small animals, such as rats, guinea pigs, birds, or snakes. And all pet policies most likely have a pet fee for your furry loved ones -- and some may even have a cleaning fee when you move out.

Asking about the pet policy is a no-brainer if you own 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 the apartment as you are. However, it's also a great question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t own a pet. That way, you know what critters you might see on an everyday basis. Also think of asking what amenities the apartment complex offers pets -- like dog parks or convenient waste disposal bags.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

In the old days, rent was always paid by leaving payment at the front office. These days, there might be multiple ways to pay. Does the company have an app or can I use direct deposit? Can I put it on my credit card and receive points for my rent? Some places may allow you to pay through popular payment companies like PayPal or Venmo. Asking this question on an apartment tour can be important if you travel or want a more convenient option for paying rent.

Understanding the details about utilities can also make your life easier later on. What utilities are included with rent? Can you incorporate utilities in my rent check? Are utilities, like water and gas, determined by communal use or are they determined by each individual apartment? Can I pick the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to use the same company as the other residents? These questions may feel basic, but sometimes the answers can surprise you.

What Amenities Can I Use?

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 look at the amenities and grounds. Although a broad understanding of what a community offers is helpful, you may wish to ask more about residents' day-to-day usage of the complexes’ amenities.

If you want to work out in the early morning or late at night to accommodate your daily schedule, go ahead and ask about the workout center’s hours -- and when it’s usually busy. Families may wish to understand what the policy is for kids to use the gym or pool and hot tub. If you’re looking for 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. What you learn may be the deciding factor between two apartment communities in Fishers.

How Do You Handle Maintenance Requests?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you leave your apartment tour, make sure that you ask about how they handle maintenance. Maintenance policies and procedures can vary a lot, from 24-hour emergency response to third-party repair that has to be booked within regular business hours. Unforeseen problems do occur from time-to-time, but it’s how maintenance is able to respond that can deeply influence your apartment experience.

When you’re asking about maintenance, don’t be afraid to be thorough. Does the community have emergency on-site maintenance, or can personnel only perform repairs during the usual 9 to 5 business hours? Who do I talk to when I have a critical repair issue? Can I go online to complete a maintenance request? And how will I be notified when they’re done? You might even want to ask what work isn’t covered by maintenance, such as 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 where you park your car. Am I assigned a parking spot, or is it first come first serve? Will I receive a parking sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what happens if my family has two cars? Are there individual garages or carports available? And make sure to inquire about the towing procedure. You don’t want to find your dream apartment, but learn that you need to stalk the block for an hour to find a curbside space.

Spark Will Answer All Your Questions On Your Apartment Tour In Fishers

Schedule your tour with Spark today, and we’ll answer each of your questions while taking you through one of our apartments. Simply call (463) 210-1702 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And remember to ask your partner or roommates to , as they may have questions, too! Can’t visit the property? Virtual tours are available!

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