There are hundreds of Houston apartment locators in the Metro, and Harris County area of Texas, and like with all businesses, some are there to make a difference, and help clients with all their resources available. Then there are those, which are just out to make a quick buck and tend not to follow through on promises made, and the extra support a prospect apartment shopper needs to find the exact type of apartment,and location they are seeking. The Internet is a wonderful "Shame Stick" for these less than forthright locator services. Not always, but for the most part, a disgruntled person that has used a certain locator with negative results, will get on the Internet and let the whole world know they have been wronged in some way.
First, check to see if they are even a registered business with the state, or just have a web presence. You can also check the Better Business Bureau's local office, or their website to make sure the Houston apartment finders you have chosen are in good standing, and they have not had any customer complaints in overtwo to three years. They do not have to be a member of BBB to be reported. Then of course do a cursory search for Houston apartment locator reviews, and this should net you some positive and negative results for this local industry. There are initially tell tale signs when speaking to the service on the phone, and their professionalism and willingness to help their clients will come through in their voice, and how they pay attention to what you are saying in regards to finding an apartment.
A few other positive attributes to look for in Houston apartment locators , is how quickly they get your custom report back to you, so that you can immediately start going through the list to see which apartment properties appeal to you the most. A follow up call within forty-eight hours is also a good sign that they are ready to help you in such a detailed process. Also, when you mention a property and they have personal knowledge of the company that owns the apartments, and how they conduct business is the true sign of a veteran in the rental market.
In summary, regardless of their apartment finder service being be free of charge to you, they are still being compensated handsomely by the property you will sign the lease with in the end. This alone should motivate them to be above the fold when it comes to providing their services to you now and in the future.