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Five Questions To Ask On An Apartment Tour In Fishers

Touring apartments is a necessary step in deciding if that a particular community is where you want to live. But while you’re looking over the kitchen and storage space on your Fishers apartment tour, try to also use the time to ask your tour guide some important questions. These questions can help you determine the feel and personal attention the complex can offer. After all, your apartment will be your home for some time, and it’s good to understand exactly what you’re getting into. To begin, here are the 5 questions to ask during an apartment tour in Fishers.

What Is 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 units have dog breed restrictions or limit how many animals can be in the apartment. Certain pet policies prohibit small animals, such as mice, guinea pigs, large birds, or snakes. And all pet policies typically have a pet fee for your pets -- and many may even have a cleaning charge when you leave.

Asking about the pet policy is a must if you live with a dog or cat, or you’re thinking of getting one in the near future. After all, you want your pet to be just as happy in the apartment as you are. But it's also a handy question to ask on an apartment tour if you don’t own a pet. That way, you know what kinds of animals you might see on a regular basis. You may also want to ask what amenities the apartment community offers pets -- like dog parks or provided waste disposal bags.

How Will I Pay Rent And Utilities?

Many years ago, rent was usually paid by check at the front office. These days, there might be many ways to pay. Does the complex have an app or can they link direct deposit through my bank? Can I pay by credit card and acquire points for my rent payment? Some places may even allow you to pay through trusted payment companies like PayPal or Venmo. Asking this question on an apartment tour can be key for residents who are frequently out of town or want a cashless way to pay rent.

Learning how the complex handles utilities can also make your life easier later on. What utilities are included? Are you able to add utilities to my rent check? Are utilities, like water and gas, determined by communal use or are they determined by each individual apartment? Do I have a choice on the internet, phone, or cable providers, or do I have to go with the same company as the other residents? These questions should be simple, but sometimes the answers are surprising.

What Amenities Can I Use?

Swimming pool in a JC Hart community

Your Fishers apartment tour should also include a quick tour. During your Fishers apartment tour you should also walk through the amenities and grounds. Even though an overview of what a community has is good, you may want to probe further into residents' day-to-day usage of the complexes’ amenities.

If you want to exercise early or late at night due to your daily schedule, go ahead and ask about the hours of the exercise center -- and when it’s usually busy. Families may want to understand what the children’s policy is for the gym or pool and hot tub. If you’d love an apartment that’s not just a place to lay your head down at night, but a community that enhances your lifestyle, it’s important to get your amenities questions answered while on your apartment tour. What you learn may be the deciding factor between two apartment complexes in Fishers.

What Happens If I Need Maintenance?

Bedroom door of an apartment

Before you conclude your apartment tour, be sure that you ask about the maintenance situation. Maintenance practices can vary wildly, from 24-hour onsite availability to third-party repair that needs to be reserved within regular business hours. Emergencies do crop up at times, but it’s how your community responds to your maintenance needs that can deeply influence your living situation.

When you’re asking about maintenance, go ahead and be thorough. Does the community have emergency on-site maintenance, or can they only work on repairs during operating business hours? Who do I talk to when I have an emergency? Can I go online to submit a maintenance request? And how will I be contacted when they’re finished? It’s also a good idea to ask what services wouldn’t be done by maintenance staff, such as washer/dryer installation or new shelving.

What’s Parking Like?

Parking lot at a JC Hart community

When you’re taking your apartment tour in Fishers, remember to ask what how parking is handled. Do I need an assigned parking spot, or is parking open to whoever gets there first? Will I receive a sticker or hang-tag for my car, and what happens if my family has multiple cars? Does my lease include an individual garage or carport? And remember to ask about the towing procedure. The last thing you need is to get your dream apartment, but find out that you have to circle the block for half an hour to get a curbside spot.

The District Will Answer All Your Questions On Your Apartment Tour In Fishers

Schedule your community tour with The District today, and we’ll answer all your questions while giving you a tour of one of our apartments. Simply call us at 317-576-3057 or click the “schedule a tour” button. And don’t forget to ask your partner or roommates to come, too, as they could have questions, too! Can’t come to the property? We offer virtual tours!

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