Attend an Open House at our Apartments Near Downtown Albany
Apartment hunting can be a lot of fun or very stressful, it depends a bit on the market – and how competitive it is – but mostly, it depends on the individual and how you approach it. Open houses are an easy, no pressure way to check out available apartments in the Albany NY area, and since they are usually on weekends and span several hours, most renters find them relatively convenient.
Open houses may vary slightly from place to place, but here are a few general things you can anticipate, as well as what to expect at a Lofts at One Broadway Open House.
What Happens at an Apartment Open House
Since many apartment buildings are closed to the public, open houses are a great opportunity to see the common areas of a complex, walk the grounds and see inside your prospective apartment without the hassle of setting up an appointment or the pressure of real estate agents. Here are a few must-dos when you attend an apartment open house.
Kick the Tires – You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, and you shouldn’t sign a lease without thoroughly checking out your new apartment. Is there ample closet space? Are the appliances in good condition? Will all of your furniture fit? The first thing you’ll notice about the Albany Lofts at One Broadway are the large size of the units, followed by the granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 16 ft. ceilings and hard wood floors.
Take a Tour – This is your chance to check out the property’s amenities and ensure that the grounds and common areas are well kept. Does the apartment building have a fitness center? Covered parking? On-site self storage? At the Albany Lofts at One Broadway you’ll find all of this and more, including a fenced in dog run and well-groomed walking paths.
Meet the Staff – Open houses often function as an informal interview, so dress appropriately and take this opportunity to get to know your prospective landlord or property manager, as well. Is he or she friendly, yet professional? Ask how repair or service requests are handled, and inquire about quiet hours and building security. Is the apartment pet-friendly? Make sure you cover all the things you want to know about your potential new place.
Attend an Open House – Apartments Near Downtown Albany
Are you looking for apartments near downtown Albany? Call us at (518) 242-7685 to find out when we are having our next open house, or schedule a private tour of our Albany NY apartments.