Glyn Ramsay. Home Design. December 28th , 2017.
Amy Williams Ramirez is an experienced writer of content for many websites and various articles. She also has been an Apartment Locator and Licensed Real Estate Agent for over 8 years, serving the entire Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. She has lived in the Metroplex her entire life and is very familiar with all the properties, as well as their approval criteria, and the city itself. Amy has been with J. Ellis Apartment Locators for over 6 years, and they are the premiere Locating Company for the DFW area, in business for almost 20 years now. Many locating companies have come and gone over the years, but J. Ellis has remained throughout the decades and is a well respected Apartment Relocation Company.
A book that is an amazing source of info for the ins & outs of every neighborhood is the NFT (Not For Tourist) guide of New York City. You can buy this in any Barns & Noble and make sure it is the most up to date version because there is a new version every year. Another great way of getting to know a neighborhood is by Googling it. With an endless source of information in cyber space why not take advantage of it. If you prefer doing it the old fashion way, taking a stroll through the neighborhood, go for it! But make sure you have your trusty NFT guide with you so you can spot the important things.
For one, some of these "free move" companies do not have the best reputation. Secondly, some of the apartments do not feel that they actually earned the commission that they are wanting the apartments to pay them. Some of those free move companies simply have a website where you log on and search for yourself. They only will show you information on the limited number of properties that will actually work with them and pay them. Once you pick a place, you log on again to the website and tell them which one you picked and then the computer is suppose to schedule the move. Not all of the companies are identical, but this is the procedure for some. A real human is not even actively involved in helping you with your search in many cases. Many of the apartments feel that just putting a website online alone does not merit earning a commission. Anyone can have a website. In fact, the apartments already have their own website. Although there is nothing wrong with a Locating Company having a website (in fact, all of them do), the problem arises when the locator ONLY communicates through their website and are predominantly a dot.com business.