Ann Hilson……founder and president of
Leasing Luxury. I have been an apartment locator
since moving to Atlanta in 1985. I worked for another company before
starting my own in 1989. Apartment locators offer a personalized one
to one assistance to those wanting to lease apartments. Books and
magazines give lists of apartment communities. Both of these have
positives and negatives.
Apartment locators, while offering the personalized service, take
too much time, and in this day and electronic age, most people don’t
want to wait. Books are immediate but just give lists, and it is up
to you, the apartment dweller, to do your own searching and
evaluating, and this can actually be a waste of time and effort.
A few years ago, I realized there was a need
for a ‘combination’ company offering the best aspects of both these
forms of finding an apartment, so I decided to build an apartment
listing website and personally hand-pick apartment communities to
recommend. I choose quality properties that I would live in
myself. At different times in my life, my needs and preferences
change, but I always pick QUALITY properties that meet my high
standards of living.
goal is for you to trust the properties
Leasing Luxury recommends and
be happy with your new rental home……even to the point that you feel
comfortable enough to lease site unseen without visiting the
property first. I want you to come back and use my service again and
refer your friends.
Soon, I will have a blog website [ApartmentOpinion.com]
that you can come to and give your opinions of my site and
service. I am sure this will help others in their quest for a new
Thank you very much for visiting. I hope you enjoy your time here
and will come
I have all ages, price ranges, and styles of
apartment communities on my site, but they are all QUALITY
The selection process is based on specific criteria such as:
Location, Location, Location - convenience to interstates, shopping,
Appearance and first impression - does the apartment community look
Management team and company - is the staff friendly, professional,
knowledgeable, courteous, helpful, and personable?
Unit maintenance - are the apartments well maintained including
appliances, plumbing, and overall condition?
Building maintenance - are the buildings kept up including decks,
breezeways, elevators, roofs, stairways, etc.?
Utility maintenance - are the air conditioning, heating, smoke
detectors, and alarms checked regularly?
Service requests - is the maintenance crew knowledgeable,
professional, courteous, and PROMPT?
Landscape - are the grounds, pool area, parking lots, driveways,
jogging trails, pet walking areas well maintained and well lit [at
Amenities - do they offer additional services such as work out
facility, dry-cleaning, car wash, etc.?
Are they good to their residents?
Would I, (the "very picky about my home" apartment locator
Leasing Luxury), live here?