HOW IT WORKS
We’re not just in the real estate business; we’re really in the stress relief business. Here’s How Our Expert Apartment Locator Services Work:
Share as much or as little as you know about what you want or need in an apartment. That could be location, washer/dryer situations, pets, roommates, budget, amenity and layout preferences, anything really! Your personal apartment locator will be able to match all your requests to Nashville’s apartment inventory!
Our apartment locators in Nashville confirm rental rates, application fees, admin fees, deposits, qualification criteria, availability, pet policies, and more so you don’t have to! You’ll have every bit of information you need to narrow down your options to the best of the best. Our expert locators can give you guidance on neighborhoods, commutes, and lifestyle fits so you can pick the apartment that best fits your story! Once we’re sure, it's time to tour!
This isn’t Zillow, Apartments.com, or even Google (Yep, we just gave you direct links to those sites!). Our Expert Apartment Insiders have access to the kind of information you’ll never find on the internet. We also know other apartment communities in the city, not just the ones that choose to advertise online. Apartments tell us about unadvertised specials, name changes, policy changes, and renovations first! We have the Insider scoop, and we share that information with you for FREE.
No car? No Problem! We can drive. Our apartment locators don’t just leave you with a list. We escort you to every apartment to make sure you see everything you need to see and get every question answered, so you can make the right decision for you.
Questions? We have answers! Once you’ve picked the ideal apartment for you, we can help you with the application, the qualification process, and make sure you get any special rates you’re entitled to. With your own apartment Insider with you every step of the way, you have someone who has your back from start to finish.
It’s totally free! We are paid a referral fee out of the apartment’s marketing budget. This doesn’t cause an increase in rent or fees for you either. Actually, we know where the best deals are. When we say free, we mean FREE!
Our expert apartment locators don’t just generate a generic list for you, they provide a hyper-personalized and totally tailored list for you. If they give you that list weeks out from your tour date, by the time you’re actually ready to tour often 99% of those options will have either leased or seen a price change. We do this to ensure the most accurate pricing and availability that works for your move-in timeframe!
Kinda. Here’s what we mean: We know what questions to ask to ensure you are fully informed and getting the best deal available. Sometimes we are able to spot pricing disparities with our trained eyes and Insider connections since real estate is an imperfect market. You benefit from that. We cannot negotiate pricing on individual, one-off units. However, we do have an amazing Property Relations team who works extra hard to negotiate better rates and exclusive deals on select apartments, in bulk. We ALWAYS post these exclusive, negotiated savings on our Instagram channel, so be sure to check us out there: https://www.instagram.com/apartmentinsiders/
Yes! All apartment locators at Apartment Insiders are extremely professional, well-trained Licensed Tennessee Real Estate Agents.
Our apartment locating service is totally free to you because we are paid from the apartment community where you lease. In order to receive credit for you leasing there, we need to be with you the first time you visit the apartment community. To minimize any confusion, it also helps to let the apartment community know that you are working with Apartment Insiders during any initial discussions with them. Also, please write your agent’s name and Apartment Insiders in the referral section of your paper application. If you are applying online, there is usually a section titled “How did you hear about us?” or “Referral source” where you must choose “Locator” or “Apartment Insiders” from the drop-down menu.
We can try to beat your renewal rental rate if you share it with us and are serious about moving! However, unfortunately we aren’t able to work with the apartment community on your behalf if you are interested in staying at that same apartment.
Feeling safe is important for everyone when looking for a home. Since our agents are Licensed Real Estate Agents, we can’t discuss safety or demographic questions – however, based on your preferences as we get to know you, we would love to make sure you’re in or near areas that interest you! We don’t want to represent one thing or another to you when we could be wrong. There are people of all types and backgrounds all over town. Additionally, crime doesn’t have an address and can honestly happen anywhere. Below are some links to crime maps, which can provide with you with a little more data on that topic: https://www.crimemapping.com/map/tn/nashville https://spotcrime.com/ https://www.familywatchdog.us/Default.asp
We do if they are managed by a management company (similar to an apartment)! We do not work with private rentals directly from a landlord.
It’s best to tour when you’re ready to make a decision, typically 45-60 days out from your move-in date. Pricing, specials and availability are subject to change every 24 hours, so if you tour and don’t jump on a unit you run the risk of the price jumping as well as losing out on look and lease specials! Our process is highly efficient, yet it’s thorough and not rushed. Your personal Apartment Insiders Locator can guide you through this process to ensure your time isn’t wasted, but you’re making the best decision for you.
It honestly really depends on many factors. Prices are usually a little higher from March to August and cool off some during August to February. That’s due to the usual seasonality in apartment pricing. However, there’s really no way to predict pricing exactly so following us on social media is the best way to stay up to date on the best deals! We often think about it as climate vs. weather. We have an idea of what the climate might be locally a year from now, but there is no way with any good level of certainty that we could tell you what exactly the weather will be like on this same day one year from now.
Yes, it really is! Apartment Insiders is a totally free apartment locating service. Working with us does not affect your rent amount whatsoever. In fact, we know where the best deals are being offered in the market and can take you to those opportunities.
We get paid a small referral commission by the apartment management companies when you move in (it is paid from their advertising budget).
No. The properties plan on paying us, and our cost is already worked into their marketing budgets. We have deep relationships with the apartment communities. We are talking to them and visiting them every single day. We often know where the best deals are. This includes information the internet doesn’t even know yet.
One of our expert Apartment Insiders takes you to visit the top apartment community choices that you would like to tour in person!
While there are several different benefits to working with us, we’ll point out that the internet can offer you information about our local apartment market, but we have knowledge. In fact, being Knowledgeable is one of our Company’s Core Values.
Great question! Apartment Insiders has the most apartment community relationships in the market over any other apartment locating service. You won’t need to call anyone else because we will do a fast, efficient job for you and find you the perfect Nashville-area apartment.
Yes, we are absolutely based locally! We’re very fortunate to be the only locally owned and operated apartment locating service in the Nashville market. The Founder of our Company previously founded another apartment locating company in the Nashville market and left the company in 2021 before starting Apartment Insiders. We are very familiar with Nashville and its surrounding cities such as Brentwood and Franklin and can provide all kinds of great information about neighborhoods and school districts in addition to restaurant, shopping, and entertainment recommendations!
Not at all! We know almost all of the apartment communities in the Nashville area, and we will make sure that we give you every property that fits your needs.
No worries! All of our agents offer video and Facetime tours so you can actually see where you’ll be living. Leasing a unit sight unseen can be stressful, we like to send videos so you know if that closet will fit all of your shoes, or if that particular unit has a wine rack. We love wine.
Yes! But we actually only know availability and pricing 60 days out. While we can definitely start narrowing down potential neighborhoods and apartments, we won’t truly be able to start the search process until we’re 60 days away from moving in! Don’t be afraid to reach out to us so we can connect and setup a game plan for when your moving date gets closer.
This is our full time job, and all of our Insiders work pretty much all the time. If you’re coming in on a Saturday, just let your Insider know and we can have updated availability and pricing prepared to discuss in detail with you before you come. We love touring out of towners because we get to show off how much we love this city. We can show you the different neighborhoods, best bars to meet new people, and definitely our favorite restaurants. We’re foodies around here.
We work with apartment communities in Nashville and certain surrounding areas. The City of Nashville, Tennessee has a consolidated city-county form of government. That means that the entire county Nashville is located in, Davidson County, is all considered Nashville as well. We work with apartments in Nashville as well some of the outlying cities such as Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville, Gallatin, and Mount Juliet. Some of the suburbs or neighborhoods we work with in Nashville include East Nashville, Bellevue, SoBro, Wedgewood Houston, 12 South, 8th Avenue South, Green Hills, Germantown, Downtown, the Gulch, West End, Vanderbilt, West Nashville, Antioch, Hermitage, Donelson, Metrocenter, the Nations, Cool Springs, Sylvan Park, Percy Priest Lake, South Nashville, Goodlettsville, and Old Hickory. The markets where we don’t work include Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Columbia, Tennessee. Those areas are just too far for us to be able to consistently deliver our 5 star service, and we would never want to let any client down.
We love telling people who move from big cities like New York or LA about deposits here in Nashville. They usually range anywhere from $0-400. Sometimes higher if there are credit issues, but no apartment requires first and last month’s rent, which is awesome. Some apartments will even give you a month of free rent! You will also pay an application fee of $0-100 and an admin fee of $0-300. We’re pretty good at finding killer deals though, so you shouldn’t expect to pay more than $500 for move-in costs with good credit. If you have a pet, it’ll be a bit more.
We’ve partnered with Cort Furniture to help furnish apartments through furniture rentals instead of having to purchase everything! As for short term leases, the minimum lease term we work with is 6 months, but pricing is usually MUCH higher for short term leases; sometimes double the price. We always tell people that if they’re planning on moving here for at least a year, it’s worth it to just do a year lease and save the money!
Nope! The difference is that Apartment Insiders spend a lot more time training to learn the apartment market than regular apartment locators do. While Apartment Insiders have real estate licenses and technically are apartment locators, the training program Apartment Insiders go through is rigorous, and they meet multiple times a week to discuss changes happenings with apartments in the market. That’s what sets them apart. They also benefit from the longstanding relationships the company has within the local apartment market. No other company has these same connections or database.
We only work with professionally managed apartment communities.