Things To Pay Attention to When Touring an Apartment

Looking for a new apartment in Tulsa, OK? If you’re able to schedule on-site tours to explore your potential new homes, you’ll get a lot of added insight to help with your final housing decision. But to get the most out of your tour, there are a few things you should make sure to pay attention to! These tips can help you ask the right questions, take the right notes, and get all the info you need to find your ideal apartment in Tulsa.

Amenity Upkeep

One of the primary things to pay attention to on your tour is of course the general upkeep of the community. You want to feel secure that your apartment will be well taken care of and that the amenities advertised are in great, functional condition.

On your tour, take note of amenities inside the apartment as well as common areas. If the community is on the older side, is there any evidence of recent upgrades to appliances or other amenities? Are there any signs of pests in apartments or common areas? Are any amenities out of commission at the moment? If so, does the management staff know when they’ll be ready for use again?

Staff Conduct

Management, leasing, and maintenance staff will be a big part of your living experience at your next apartment, so take note of your interactions with any staff you encounter during your tour. Are you treated with politeness and friendliness during your tour? When you ask questions, how forthcoming with information is your tour guide? Do they seem like a genuine fan of this community? Were they prepared for your tour when you arrived?

Resident Activity

Resident activity can give you a great vibe check on how your housing experience could pan out at a particular apartment community. Take note: How many residents are actually using the community amenities? Can you hear residents easily from community areas or from inside their apartments? If you see neighbors interacting, do they appear to have positive, respectful relationships with one another?

Pet-Friendly Spaces

For pet-owners, you need to make sure your next home is just as comfortable for your pets as it is for you. If you have cats, will there be space for their litter boxes, cat trees, and so on? If you have a dog, are there places in and around the apartment community where you’ll be able to walk and play with them?

Security Features

There’s nothing more important in a new home than feeling safe and secure. When you visit, consider the security features of this community: Do you see any surveillance cameras around? Do the doors have reliable locks, including a deadbolt? If the community is gated, how does the secure access system work (ask the tour guide)? Is there a secure package receiving system?


Don’t be afraid to check the water pressure and other plumbing. This helps avoid issues that you otherwise might not be aware of until you’re moving in.

We hope these tips help you find an amazing new apartment in Tulsa, OK! While you’re looking, be sure to schedule a tour with us at 71 Apartments! We’ll have a new post coming soon, so be sure to bookmark our blog page if you’d like to see more recommendations and tips for Tulsa living. Also, did you know we have an Instagram? Follow us there, so you never miss out on our special events, promotions, and community updates! Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day at 71 Apartments!