Most of the Apartment Locating Companies in Houston don’t charge any fees to their clients (people looking to rent). However, usually they do get a referral fee or commission from the apartment complex where they send their clients who end-up renting there. This is how most apartment locators in Houston earn or supplement their living…much like the travel agent industry.
A very important thing to keep in mind is that the apartment’s rental price remains the same whether renters are referred by a locator or not, so clients should never feel they could get a better “deal” going at it alone. On the contrary, many times locators know which complexes are offering “specials” and even in some cases can in fact negotiate better prices on rent, deposits, application and/or admin fees for their clients.
So if you’re looking for an apartment in Houston, there’s no reason to not take advantage of the truly great FREE service offered by a legitimate apartment locating company that is well established, licensed by the State of Texas and keeps up to date with the ever changing rental data. A good locator will save you a ton of time, energy, money and frustration at no charge!
Also note that some good locators will (at your request) escort you to the properties, tour them with you, assist in filling-out “properly” the application and even celebrate your securing your new home by treating you to lunch like Apartment Living Locators!