Help us help you

We get, on average, about 30 inquires a day for apartments.  Which doesn’t seem like a lot, but that’s 1000 a month.   And that’s JUST the inquires that get imported into our lead management tool though sources such as the MLS, apartments.com, hotpads, etc.  It doesn’t count the number of people who call us up from banners, walk into our offices, etc.  Add those in, and conservatively we get about 2000 leads a month (I wish we tracked leads that called or walked in better, using the same tool, but I assume that’s every business owners complain with CRM tool usage).

So, what’s the point of this post?  Simple:  HELP US HELP YOU.   You’re emailing (or otherwise contacting) us because you want an apartment.  And we have an apartment we’d like to rent to you.  So it should be a pretty quick and easy process.  Let’s talk about how we can make that happen.

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We’re open for business, ready to help with plenty of housing

We have been very very blessed to have sustained minimal damage to the majority of our properties, and are working as hard as possible to repair those units that have been damaged.

 

If you’re an agent looking for a unit for rent for a client, or a if you’re looking for a unit for yourself, give us a call at 832-640-4444 or email us at leasing@fatproperty.com.  We have several units that are ready for immediate move in.

 

While many of our empty units will be made available for our any tenants who were flooded (or their immediate friends/family), we’re hopeful we’ll still have plenty left for others effected by Harvey.

About 1/2 of our units are in the midtown/montrose area.  1/4 of our units are in the SE inner loop.  And the other 1/4 are spread out in other (mostly) inner loop neighborhoods.  View our map page for a map of where they’re located.  Or click the properties bar on top and select the area you’re interested in. Our “rentals” page is our attempt at a real time update on what we have (vs. a full list of our properties) though we’re working on making sure we have something available at all properties.

 

We’re offering short term rentals on “ready for move in” units.  And because we know people need help NOW, we’re waiving many of the obstacles that delay a move in and doing whatever we can to help people move in immediately.

 

Finally, if you’re an existing tenant who had damage to your unit, making it inhabitable,  and for some reason haven’t been able to reach your property manager, please email us and we’ll do whatever we can to temporally relocate you.  And if you haven’t gotten the announcement from our staff, we’re happy to help put any family members you may have in front of the line for temporary housing.  Please email leasing@fatproperty.com for more info.

 

Fat Property offices closed Monday – will reopen soon.

Until the roads to our office are clear, and we can be sure our staff will be safe getting to work, the Fat Property offices at 3800 Garrott, as well as several of our onsite leasing offices will be closed.  We will update our page once they open.

Our managers are doing their best to respond to emails, and calls to our office are being routed.  Any missed calls, texts, or emails will be replied to as soon as we can.

Please stay safe out there.

You asked, we listened

While we do our best to keep a real time list of units we have available on our rentals page, those listings don’t really show you WHERE in Houston they’re located.  And it can be time consuming to go though the list and copy/paste the address to a map to see if they’re in a location you want to be.

People have said “Can’t you just have a map of your properties?”   So that’s just what we did.

We’ll refine the map over time to have other points of interest.  And to link the properties on this map to our own sites for them where more information can be found.  But for now, this should help people narrow their search

Welcome back to the family, 219 W Alabama

Several years ago we bought 219 W Alabama along with 502 W Alabama as part of the troubled “Skylane” pair of apartment buildings in Montrose. We worked fast to stabilize and upgrade them. Shortly after, we sold 219 W Alabama. While selling that property gave us the funds we needed to add additional units to our portfolio, we always wanted it back. So after a year of “hassling” the gentlemen that bought it from us, we finally were able to buy it back.

So as of mid June, 2017, 219 W Alabama joins the Fat Property team. It’s 32 units. Each unit has been heavily upgraded. As has the exterior of the building. Here are a few pictures. More soon!
        

Our newest property: Winkler

Located just outside the loop, these three buildings represent another 110+ units for Fat Property.  The building is separately metered.  Most units enjoy central air.  There is an onsite leasing office.  And while this property is already running pretty well, we look forward to making it operate even better.

Three buildings make up this group of properties: 8535 Winkler St (“Winkler Apartments“), 5445 Winkler (“Belvedere Apartments“) and 8016 Meadowbrook (“El Dorado Apartments“) – Houston TX 77017

I know this isn’t the most exciting picture but it’ll have to do for now 🙂

Now open for weekend showings

One of the most common questions we get from prospective tenants is “Are you open on weekends?”.  Sadly, that answer was generally “no”.  There are a lot of reasons we didn’t do weekend showings, but that’s for another post.

However, starting next week, we’ll be open on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  We’d still suggest setting up the time to view during the weekday as if you just come by our office on Saturday, we might be out at a showing.  Or if you’re an existing or future tenant that needs something at our office, I’d suggest calling to make sure we’re not at a showing when you come by.

Our office is located in the heart of Montrose at 3800 Garrott St, Houston TX 77006.  Our office number is 832-640-4444

For most showings, our team normally just asks if you’re going to meet at the property to call when you’re close to confirm you’re still coming by.  We’ll then leave to meet you.  That way, if you’re a little late, we’re not waiting on you.  And if you’re early, you’re not waiting on us.  And if you no-show, we won’t have our feelings as hurt 🙂

Victory! No, I mean “Victory”, the name of our new complex

We just bought a new property in a submarket we’re quite familiar with.  South-East inner loop.

Victory Apartments is located at 2606 Beatty.  It’s 78 units — a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms.  This building was slightly different from most we’ve bought in that there isn’t much to do to it.  It came with a great on site manager (Mila), great on site maintenance, and very little deferred maintenance.   The only thing we need to do is get their great team integrated into our process.

So if you’re looking for a few place to live in this area, give us a call.