So, you’re looking to move down the Jersey shore? Great! Choosing the right beachfront property in New Jersey can be tough with so many shore points and types of properties to choose from. However, the task becomes much simpler when you know what to look for. When touring prospective beach condos at the Jersey shore, there are a few key amenities and general details to inquire about. Remember that not all waterfront properties are created equal. Some have added advantages you may not have considered. Peruse the list below before you tour your first condo so you can have a leg up on making your choice.
How do I tour a new property & What should I expect?
Touring a new condominium is a very important part of purchasing a new home. You want to make sure you get a real feel for the location and understand the true advantages and disadvantages of the property. To schedule your tour, you should reach out to the leasing office. The phone number for the office should be on the condo complex’s website. Look for the office’s normal business hours on the site, as well, and make sure to call during that time span. You will speak to either the landlord, property manager, or leasing agent.
Give this person your name and phone number, as well as what specific unit you’re interested in viewing. You should also take this opportunity to confirm the following information:
- Price of rent listed online
- The apartment availability
- Security deposit requirements
- Application process and fees
By confirming all of this information beforehand, you can save yourself valuable time and energy. If everything seems like a good fit, set up a tour time for the condominium. Confirm the time and meeting spot and be sure to show up in a timely manner. Remember that landlords, property managers, and/or leasing agents often have multiple interested parties for a single unit. Do what you can to make yourself the best candidate.
Note that property tours can last anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours. This usually depends on how long the entire complex is, how much of it you want to see, and how much time the person guiding you has set aside.
What questions should I ask the property manager?
Once you arrive and begin your tour, this is the best opportunity to learn about the property. With the property manager or leasing agent at your disposal, you should ask all of the lingering questions in the back of your mind. It can help to prepare a list even before you arrive for the tour. Some important things to ask about might include the following.
- How long is the lease?
- What is the complex’s subletting policy?
- Are there any additional fees or deposits?
- Are the utilities are included in the rent price? If so, which ones?
- How do I file any requests for maintenance in the condo?
- Is the property pet-friendly? If so, are there any additional fees?
- What is parking like on the property?
- Are there storage units available for any extra furniture or belongings I may have?
- Where is the mail located? Is there anyone to receive packages in the lobby?
- Are you offering any special discounts at the moment?
Remember not to be overly pushy about every single one of your questions, but certainly don’t be afraid to get all of your questions answered. Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to this important decision.
Which amenities are most important?
If you’re choosing beach condos, then likely you’ll be living in a larger complex. Many condo complexes down the Jersey shore have a fairly standard list of amenities. However, there are a few standout or luxury amenities that might make your new home even more desirable. Remember, however, that the most important amenities are the ones that make you the happiest. Your unique circumstances may mean that concierge mail service or an on-site state-of-the-art gym are most important. Whatever means the most to you, make sure to ask about them during your tour. A few amenities that might matter to you may include the following.
- 24-hour security
- Outdoor lap pool and cabanas
- Game room
- Pet-washing station
- Attended lobbies
- Concierge and porters
- Indoor parking
- On-site building manager
- Bike storage
- Fitness center
- Package reception and mail room
Think about your lifestyle and what would make your new home the best it can be! Then, inquire about those amenities at each place that you tour.
The Lofts Pier Village: Unmatched Beach Condos at the Jersey Shore
Before choosing a location and a specific community to invest your money in, consider what you really need to feel happy and comfortable in your new home. The Lofts at Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ offer endless reasons why you should buy. At this modern beach living oasis, there are endless luxury services, as well as indoor and outdoor amenities. In the lofts themselves and throughout the property, you’ll never tire of exploring your options. The Lofts Pier Village offers an all-inclusive, resort-inspired life. To learn more about these beach condos at the Jersey shore, contact us today!