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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.
As I approached the entrance of the first community on my list, I couldnt help feeling the sense of accomplishment I imagined Magellan had felt after circumnavigating the globe, albeit on a much, much smaller scale. However, I realized my celebration was pre-mature as I sat in my car outside the propertys heavy metal gates trying to guess the magic words that would get me inside. I followed the instructions posted on the gates sophisticated telephone directory system, but was denied access just the same. I ultimately ended up sneaking in behind a resident entering with an electronic key card. I learned during subsequent visits to these so-called secured, gated communities that sneaking in was part of the normal routine, which explains why none of the representatives I met at the various leasing offices I visited ever wondered how I got in without their assistance.
DONT TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED. After one inspection, I started to pay attention to some of the amenities I would normally take for granted, such as where and how tenants go about retrieving mail or disposing of garbage. Tenant mail facilities range from the expected (i.e., located near apartments, sheltered from the elements by a breeze way or some other structure) to the ridiculous (i.e., all huddled together in the middle of a parking lot completely unprotected from the rain and sunshine, and dangerously close to moving vehicles). You may not mind waiting for the rain to stop to pick up your mail, but you can rest assured the mailman isnt going to wait when he/she delivers it. If you live in one of those unfortunate places, you better have your mail delivered to a post office box, or get used to opening soggy mail.