Are you a UT Austin student searching for your perfect apartment in West Campus? At Rambler, we’ve helped hundreds of students find just that. With personalized tours and a qualified leasing team, we can help you find your perfect floor plan.
Our leasing office is conveniently located on The Drag, just across the street from campus, so you can easily stop by to check out Rambler for yourself.
To help you get the most out of your tour, we’ve created a guide on what to expect during your tour of Rambler, as well as how to prepare before and how to proceed after your tour.
Before Your Tour
Before you come into the leasing office, make a list of your priorities in housing. Do you already have roommates and know how many bedrooms you want? Is there a specific view you want? Do you have to have your own bathroom? Or would you be okay to share? Knowing what you want in housing will help make your tour personalized, helpful, and timely!
Here’s a list of things to consider:
- Price range
- Floor plan style (studio, 4×4, 6×6, etc.)
You should also come with a list of questions. Do your research! This will be a year-long commitment, so it’s important to know all the information you need. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 15 questions to ask on a tour.
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Booking a Tour
Once you’ve compiled your list of preferences and questions, book a tour at our leasing office! If you already have roommates in mind, try to find a time that works for all of you. This will help the process go smoothly since you’ll all have the same information. If you’re reading this and want to stop by the office now, we accept walk-ins as well!
You should plan to be on this tour for around an hour. Though it may take less time than that if you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, allotting an hour gives you plenty of time to ask questions, discuss with your roommates, and start your application!
Coming In to the Office
When the time comes for your tour, you’ll come to our beautiful leasing office at 2324 Guadalupe St. You’ll be greeted by one of our LMAs who will take you through the office, on the tour, and answer all your questions!
Be sure to download our apartment tour checklist to help you evaluate your options.
One perk of coming in for a tour is getting to try handcrafted coffee or matcha from our in-house coffee bar, Daydreamer. When you sign a lease at Rambler, you get to enjoy Daydreamer for the rest of the year, for free. It’s my personal favorite amenity and perk of signing at Rambler! Daydreamer will also be inside of the building when it opens, available for purchase to all Rambler residents.
(Pro tip: Daydreamer is open from 9 am – 3pm, so book a tour during those hours if you’d like to try it!)
Exploring the Leasing Office
Since Rambler is currently under construction, we made sure to reflect the Rambler vibe in the design of our leasing office. All the furniture and finishings are accurate representations of what will be in the actual property. You’ll see a model of the kitchen, including the countertops, cabinets, and appliances you’ll have in your unit.
After you’ve explored the leasing office, an LMA will take you through a virtual walkthrough of Rambler in photos, including the exteriors, study floors, amenities, and Daydreamer. Feel free to ask questions during this time! Our team is happy to help you anyway we can.
Looking at Floor Plans
Next, you’ll look at floor plan renderings. Now is the time to pull out that list of preferences you made earlier! The LMA working with you will ask you what kind of floor plans you’re interested in, and will use your list to help find the unit that may be best for you. Rambler has over 40 floor plans, so having that list will make this process much smoother!
You’ll begin discussing each floor plan you’re interested in, weighing pros and cons, and ultimately decide on a unit that fits your preferences the best. It’s important to remember that there might not be a floor plan that checks every single box, but use your LMA as a resource to talk through your concerns so they can help you find a unit that suits you best.
Start your application
Once you’ve found the perfect floor plan for you, it’s time to start your application and secure your unit. The application should take you around 10 minutes to complete, and you can complete this in the office on an iPad so you can ask our team any questions you might have. Be sure to bring your driver’s license or government ID! If you’re an international student, I would highly recommend completing your application in the office in case you run into any questions or concerns as you work through it.
The application will ask you for your guarantor information. If you’re asking yourself what a guarantor is, it’s essentially someone such as a parent or guardian who qualifies you to sign a lease. Most UT Austin students don’t qualify on their own from their monthly income and credit score, so your guarantor is taking on the liability of the rental rate for you. Before starting your application, talk to your guarantor and get their information. Once you finish your portion of the application and lease, they will get an email with their portion to complete.
Signing your lease
Once you finish the application, you’ll be prompted to sign your lease. Read through it as you sign and ask questions as you go. Once you’ve signed the whole agreement, you’re a future Rambler resident! Congratulations!
I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect on a tour of Rambler, and how to make the most of your time! If you have any questions, or want to book a tour, contact the Rambler leasing team or stop by the leasing office!