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What Young Professionals Should Expect in a Luxury Apartment

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Not all young professionals with disposable income want to buy a home, but a luxury apartment may fit the bill. Sam M. Coryell, president of TLC Properties, has some advice on what to look for when shopping for a luxury apartment. 

Location, Location, Location

Coryell says it’s important to choose a location that meets the needs and expectations for your lifestyle. Whether you hike or ride the Greenway Trails or live for downtown nightlife, the location of your luxury apartment should make it easy for you to do the things you love.

“If I were a young person looking for a luxury apartment, the first thing I would consider would be the location,” says Coryell. “You want to make sure you’re close to where you work, play, shop, and just do life.”

Amenities

“The bare minimum I would want would be a nice pool and a fitness center,” says Coryell. “But there are so many other luxury amenities that you could be looking for.

Things like electric vehicle charging stations, smoothie bars, and community gathering spaces are all unique options that are perfectly tailored to young professionals.” 

“We are a very innovative company,” says Derek McCrea, Facilities Director with TLC Properties. “We have amenities that people don’t even think about like half-court gymnasiums, tanning salons, dog parks, and shuttle services. We really try to stay ahead of the curve.” 

Technology

Having reliable and fast internet service is more important than ever for today’s young professionals. “I would want to know what kind of internet service was provided and at what speed. I would ask if I had to share it with neighbors or if each apartment had dedicated service,” says Coryell. 

Jessi Beauchamp, Chief of Operations with TLC Properties, says smart apartments are top of mind with young professionals. Residents should have the ability to control things like light switches, outlets, thermostats, and entry points. “You can make sure your lights are on before you get inside, you can set the thermostat to make sure it’s at a comfortable temperature when you get home.” 

The smart phone app also provides residents with the ability to put in a maintenance work order and pay rent, as well as access to all entry points and community spaces like pools and fitness centers. 

Maintenance and Security

One of the most frustrating aspects of apartment living can be long delays in getting something serviced. TLC residents 

have access to an app so they can submit a work order at any time, day or night. 

“If the expectation is to have a work order finished within 24 hours, you want to make sure that the property management company has the same expectation,” says McCrea. “We all know that emergencies don’t stop at 5 o’clock. 

Security is also a concern and Coryell advises asking if security, like maintenance, is 24/7. 

“We’re here to make sure young professionals get the services and amenities they desire and deserve,” says Coryell. 

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