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Kansas City Apartment Specials

If you’re looking for a Kansas City apartment or rental, you’re very likely to find there are a lot of different money-saving specials available. These specials can help save you enough money to go on that trip to paradise, so getting the most bang for your buck is important. But, as you look, you’re also likely to come up with a lot of questions about these specials and how to take full advantage of them.

Let’s take a look at some of the questions you might be asking yourself:

If I use an apartment locator service, can I still take advantage of rental specials?
Yes! A lot of potential residents have the misconception that going through an apartment locator service will mean their chances of getting leasing specials are nil. That couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, services like Kansas City Premier Apartments can even assist in finding you specials you might not have even known existed! We are an extension of the leasing team for the property, making not only your life easier but by sending them you, as the perfect resident.
The fact is: If you walk in off the street or you use a service, if a special is being conducted at the property you lease from, you are eligible for the special if you qualify to lease the apartment.

What is a “One Month Free” Special?
This type of offer generally means you get a entire month's use of the rental without having to pay for it. This is generally applied to the first full month of rent or the property might allow you to prorate the special. How it’s applied will likely depend on where you lease and who is offering the special.

What is a “Be Back” Special?
This is a special incentive some properties offer that gives you an additional financial bonus for reserving an apartment and paying a deposit. The time frame for you to come back and obtain the bonus is generally set at 24 to 48 hours. This extra incentive is commonly offered in conjunction with a running property special.

What is a “Reduced Rental Rate” Special?
Depending on how you look at it, this can be similar to a free month’s rent. Rather than charge those who lease during the special the full rate, this special applies over X number of months to provide a discount each month. When a one-month off special is applied in this manner, it could mean that $650 apartment you couldn’t afford, suddenly costs $600 a month that you can afford.

What are “Preferred Employer Programs?”
Some rental communities work with area employers to give their employees incentives to live in their apartment homes. If the property you are considering takes part and you lease you could realize a reduced rental rate or obtain other financial incentives. The actual incentives will vary and commonly are able to be combined with current specials the property is running.

Apartment specials might make an otherwise too expensive apartment affordable?
It all depends on how the specials are offered and how well you take advantage of them. For example, if you get a one-month off special on a 13-month lease where the rent would normally be $650, you would actually only have to spend $600 per month for 13 months if you spread the cost savings over the entire lease term. Taking advantage of this tactic isn't difficult either. All you need to do is put that "free month's" rent in the bank and draw from it each month when rent comes due.

Do all Kansas City properties run specials? No, some rental communities do not run specials at all. This is their prerogative, and it might be a matter of policy or a desire to offer incentives elsewhere to their residents.

Taking advantage of rental specials can make an otherwise "too expensive" property affordable. It is all in how you think about it and apply the specials. Remember, though, that it’s more important to feel comfortable with the rental itself. If those two things are in place, a special at a place you love will be icing on the cake.

by Tiffany Lewis, Kansas City Premier Apartments, Inc.

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