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What Happens on a Tour of Whistler?

By Justin

Are you a Georgia Tech student looking to sign a lease at your dream apartment?

At Whistler, we have helped hundreds of students find their home with a qualified and knowledgeable leasing staff ready to give you a personalized tour and find the perfect unit for you.

Our leasing office is located just steps from Tech Square at 845 Spring Street NW Suite A1, right next to the construction site of Whistler making it easy to stop by.

With Whistler still under construction, we have had many questions about what a typical tour looks like. To help answer these questions, we have written this guide on what to expect during your tour of Whistler, as well as how to prepare before and how to proceed after your tour.

What to Expect from a Tour of Whistler

Whistler Leasing Office located at 845 Spring Street NW

Before Your Tour

Before your tour, think about what priorities you have for your apartment. Do you know how many roommates you want to live with? Is there a specific view you want to have from your apartment? Knowing the specifics of what you are looking for will help make your tour more personalized and timely!

Here’s a list of things to consider:

  • Price range
  • Floor plan style (studio, 4×4, 5×5, etc.)
  • Amenities
  • Windows
  • Bathrooms
  • Pets
  • Parking

You should also come with a list of questions for the leasing staff. Signing a lease is a year-long commitment, so it’s important to get all the information you need before making any decisions. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 15 questions to ask on a tour.

Booking a Tour

Once you’ve made a list of preferences and questions, book a tour at our leasing office or stop by the office Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM! Walk-ins are welcome!

If you already have some roommates in mind, find a time that works for everyone so you can ask questions together and get all the same information.

Tours last around thirty minutes to an hour depending on how familiar you are with the leasing process and whether or not you know what you are looking for.

Coming Into the Office

Whistler Leasing Office Midtown Atlanta

It’s time for your tour! Come see us at our leasing office at 845 Spring Street NW Suite A1.

You’ll be greeted by one of our Lease Up Specialists or Leasing and Marketing Assistants (LMAs) who will take you on a tour and answer all your questions!

Download our apartment tour checklist before you go to help evaluate your options and get the most out of your tour.

As a bonus, you can try a handcrafted coffee or matcha on us from our in-house coffee bar, Daydreamer. After you sign a lease at Whistler, you get free coffee and matcha from Daydreamer until move-in!

Daydreamer will also be inside of the lobby of Whistler when it opens, available for purchase to all Whistler residents.

(Pro tip: Daydreamer is open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday – Friday, so book a tour during those hours if you’d like to try it!)

Daydreamer at Whistler Leasing Office in Midtown Atlanta

Exploring the Leasing Office

When designing the Whistler leasing office, we made sure to include colors, patterns, furniture, and furnishings that are representative of what the interiors of Whistler will look like when construction is complete.

The leasing office also has a model kitchen including countertops, cabinets, and appliances that you will have in your future unit.

Virtual Renderings

Representative rendering of kitchens at Whistler.

Representative rendering of kitchens at Whistler.

Once you have looked through the leasing office, an LMA or Lease Up Specialist will take you through a virtual walkthrough of Whistler using life-like renderings of the exteriors, study floors, amenities, and Daydreamer.

Here, you can ask any questions that come to mind. Our staff is happy to help!

Looking at Floor Plans

The next step is to look at floor plan renderings. Share with the staff member what kind of floor plan(s) you are interested in and they will help you find the unit that is best for you.

Keep in mind the list of apartment priorities and references you made earlier to ensure the floor plan meets all your needs.

Start Your Application

As soon as you have decided on a floor plan that is perfect for you and your roommates, it’s time to start your application.

Have your driver’s license or government ID ready – the application should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Note that if you are an international student, it’s best to complete your application while you are in the leasing office in case you run into any questions or concerns as you work through it.

Read Next: Ultimate Guide to Finding Housing Near Georgia Tech as an International Student

Guarantor Information

The application will also ask you for information about your guarantor.

If you are unsure about what a guarantor is, it’s essentially someone who qualifies to sign a lease– like a parent or guardian. This is important because most students will not be able to qualify to sign a lease on their own, so the guarantor will sign to take on the liability of the rental rate for you.

Once you have completed your portion of the application, your guarantor will be emailed to complete another small section of the application.

Signing your Lease

After the application has been completed, you will be prompted to sign your lease.

Be sure to read through your lease and ask questions as you go– this is a big commitment so it’s important to know exactly what you’re signing.

Once you have signed and completed your lease and any additional documents, you are officially a future Whistler resident! Congrats!

We hope this gives you an idea of what to expect when you book a tour at Whistler. If you have any other questions or want to book a tour, contact our leasing team or stop by the office!


Justin

Justin is a Leasing and Marketing Assistant for Whistler. He is a junior studying Neuroscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


October 18, 2022


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