Why Pre-lease?

Excerpt from: Carvajal Group

Pre-leasing

The hot season for pre-leasing begins as early as September for the following school year. Why so early? Because the “hot spots” get leased up quickly. So if you’ve already lined up your roommates, you have an idea of where you want to live, and you want to avoid being placed on a waiting list, or if you’re just one of those super-organized people, it’s time to start the process now, even if that sounds a little crazy.

Pros to Pre-leasing

  • More Options, You’ll have your choice from a larger selection of available properties. You can also be pickier with your desired amenities
  • Better Pricing, It used to be that the best properties were more expensive earlier in the school year and then got cheaper as summer approached if they hadn’t filled up. We’ve started to see a shift in that trend. Many apartment complexes and downtown condos are offering better pricing for pre-leasing, and once they’ve leased a majority of their capacity, they plan to increase their prices.
  • Less Stress, While your fellow students are cramming for exams and scrambling around town looking for a place to live next year, you can relax, put your feet up and watch one of your favorite shows. Or study some more!
  • Providing our opinions (only when requested, of course) on the advantages and deficiencies of your short-list
  • Completing any necessary offer or application paperwork

Read more about the entire leasing process – from search to contract – in Six Steps to Leasing for Students.

Most of our agents are UT grads, and we have loads of experience with individual apartment complexes and the neighborhoods surrounding the university. Our commitment is to be your advocate through every step of the process. Here are all the things we’ll help you with:

  • Determining your key criteria
  • Narrowing down your list of ideal properties
  • Scheduling showings
  • Providing our opinions (only when requested, of course) on the advantages and deficiencies of your short-list
  • Completing any necessary offer or application paperwork
  • Negotiating lease terms
  • Reviewing final documentation before signing
  • And when it’s time to move in, we’ll make sure you get your walk-through paperwork filed so you get that deposit back!

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