Get a gym membership – check! Sign a lease for a new apartment. Now we are talking. If you’re resolution this year included starting fresh in a new apartment, here are 3 reasons you should not go at it without the help of an apartment finder.

1. They have loads of expertise.
Security deposit. Application fee. Pet fee. Pet deposit. There are numerous terms associated with renting an apartment, and an apartment finder speaks the language. They know the legal jargon, important rental fees and due dates.  An apartment finder will help guide you through the entire search process free of charge and save you money in wasted application fees.

2. They are connected.
An apartment finder might not know everything (surprising, huh?), but they do make it their mission to know everyone in the local apartment community. Apartment finders work daily to obtain a list of unadvertised specials from property managers and know what is going on in your local neighborhood.

3. They are your housing expert/data analyst/personal shopper – all in one!
An apartment finder wears many hats. They work for you not only from 9am-5pm, but all hours of the day. They are either driving around town previewing different up-and-coming apartment communities or networking with property managers. They will work to get you the best deal for your budget. Apartment finders understand that where you live is a huge personal and financial decision and they don’t take it lightly.

Apartment searches are time-sensitive and can be overwhelming, but you do not have to do it alone. Working with a licensed apartment finder can help you avoid making a bad move. They are knowledgeable and armed with the right questions to help guide your search, while also helping save you time and money in the process.