In considering an apartment, I’m paying close attention to how easy my life will become once I move there. I’m not just talking about amenities like the appliances that come with an apartment. I’m talking about the day-to-day activities that will become easier to living there. For example, one of the apartments I am considering has a really great resident website. They allow their residents to log on and take care of everything they need from that portal. It eliminates the need to write a formal letter to the manager, or even to walk down to the office in order to make a request. I would be able to submit numerous requests from the online system, which would lead to getting things taken care of faster.
I love the fact that I would be able to pay my rent through this website. Currently, I find myself writing a check every month. Online payment is not an option in my current apartment, but I’m hoping that will change. If I moved to this new location, I would be able to schedule monthly payments and take care of everything online. This will save me a great deal of effort and time. Also on this website I’m able to submit maintenance requests. I don’t anticipate that I will have a lot of issues, but it’s normal for things to break down every now and then. I like the fact that I can quickly submit a request to have issues taking care of in a timely manner.
Services like these really do make a big difference. When you think about all the time and energy that is normally put into mundane tasks like paying rent and submitting maintenance requests, and you add up all of that time, it really is a lot of time. I’m strongly considering this apartment, simply because of how easy make it for the residents to stay connected and take care of business.