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Kathy Curtis, Texas Apartment Locators Houston

 Owner of AptExpert.com

AptExpert.com is your best resource for finding an apartment for rent, with fast, free and friendly service from the Bay area to the Woodlands. I can help you find the perfect place to match your wants and needs in any area of the greater Houston, Texas metroplex. 

Hello and welcome! I'm Kathy Curtis, a licensed real estate agent specializing in apartment rental and relocation.  AptExpert.com  is my small business website, thank you for visiting,  

I hope you'll find it helpful and informative.      


 I joined Texas Apartment Locators, Inc. in 1992 as the assistant to the owner. We had 7 offices all throughout Houston at the time and I had the opportunity to work at all of them but the Clear Lake Office was always my favorite so that's where I landed! Naturally, Clear Lake is my area of expertise however, I 've gained extensive knowledge of properties all throughout Houston. AptExpert.com is my small business website, but I'm also in the office at 119 W Bay Area Boulevard, in Webster, Texas so please ask for me when you come in!  I'm available to assist you  7 days a week, call or text if it's a Sunday so I don't miss you. I'm also a native Houstonian with a lengthy background in apartment leasing and management and I feel like that has given me a little extra edge in helping my customers. I love my job! Being an apartment locator is my niche. I'm very fortunate, you know what they say, "you never work a day in your life when you love what you do!" ✌️    

Please call me when you're ready to look for your apartment home 

281-414-5258 


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Why use AptExpert.com?


  • I've helped thousands of customers find apartments they love! I'm not saying they're all perfect but it's always my number one goal to find the best quality. Even when you're not a tight budget property options can be limited. Choosing the apartment or townhome where you lease is a very important and personal decision, I fully understand that.    

  • I keep in contact with many of my customers, we become friends through the process and some have become like family. 

  • My list of recommendations for properties absolutely do not revolve around who pays the highest commission! I have bills to pay of course, but I find properties to fit my customers needs whether it's a certain price they need, size, availability, zoned to a certain school, or many times it's all of those things combined.     

  • I'm here for my customers all day every day, 7 days a week via phone, text, and email or by appointment if that's what your preference is - and I will always answer if I can. And yes, I've been known to answer the phone when I'm in the shower, I know that sounds crazy but ask my coworkers - and some of my clients, it's a fact!  

  • I'm honest, trustworthy and I'll work hard for you! I've worked for free many times although that's definitely not the goal as you can imagine! There are certain properties who do not work with apartment locators or, they only work with agents on a specific lease term, but I'll still help you if I can. There have been incidences where my customer has forgotten to tell the leasing agent I referred them when visiting or touring the community so my name was not listed on the guest card, and sometimes they failed to write it on the rental applications! We are not paid, at all, when that happens! That's why I've written "please don't forget to list me on the visit cards and on the applications" throughout the website so many times as well as on emails, texts, and phone conversations during the apartment search process. I feel like I sound like a broken record but apartment locators, just like many other professionals, work on a "strictly commission" basis. We are not paid an hourly rate or salary, there is no paid time off, there are no benefits, other than the fact that we love what we do!    
  • I have an exceptional work ethic, a caring attitude and genuine concern for my clients, and I can assure you, that's the only way I have managed to stay in this highly competitive industry for 25+ years. I follow through in every aspect of the apartment search and leasing process from beginning to end.
  • I'm dedicated to earning your respect first and foremost; finding the right property that makes you or your family happy; your repeat business; and of course I would love to have referrals from you because that speaks volumes about your opinion of me and the service I've provided for you.
  • In addition to my experience and continuing education, I study the Houston apartment market, track trends, and stay abreast of the multi-family rental industry. I do this to be able to provide you with the level of service that you expect and deserve.
  • My reputation is very important to me, and excellence in customer service is my promise to you. I've received numerous awards for "Excellence In Service" or "Outstanding Achievement" and several for "Top Locator of the Year", and no, I am not bragging, it's simply saying, "I will work hard for you"! 
  • I can also provide helpful resources for additional needs or services, such as reputable movers, electricity providers, internet and cable companies, washer and dryer rental, furniture rental, or renters insurance, etc. I have access to companies where you can place one call and they will do it all for you at no charge!    
Where you choose to live is a big decision for you or for your family and I will never take that decision lightly Let's do this together. 


  • I also have access to an extensive rental database similar to the MLS which realtors use. The database allows me to provide you with a detailed apartment listing in an easy to read format that includes pictures, amenities, community details, fees, deposits, and more - this will always be tailored to your apartment search requests. Our database includes the entire Houston, Texas area and surrounding neighborhoods and towns. From as far south as Galveston to as far west as Katy, and as far north as Conroe. Traditional apartments, townhomes, lofts, managed condos, luxury mid-rise, and high-rise rentals and penthouses with incredible views, it's all available through my service.     
  • Apartment management teams and property owners rely on experienced apartment locators to send qualified, prospective renters to their properties. I match the person to the most suitable property and avoid wasting time for you as the renter and the leasing teams.   
  • While there's a ton of information online, there's no replacement for service, personal knowledge, and a caring human to help you find your apartment! Come see me at the office! Please ask for Kat or text me when you're coming in - fast, friendly, free apartment locating service!    

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Why should I use an apartment locator instead of looking on my own? 

  • As your agent and apartment finder, my job is to narrow the apartment search to properties in the area that fit your requests. Whether it's a certain size of 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedrooms, or 3 bedrooms and, where available, 4 bedrooms or a certain price, I will do whatever it takes to find it.  I call each property that's a potential match to speak on your behalf, that can involve asking about unit availability, best price, specials, look and lease incentives and discounts or inquiring about whether your qualifications match their requirements for approval.    
  • I've personally toured hundreds of properties from all over the Clear Lake area, Pearland, The Texas Medical Center, Montrose, River Oaks, Katy, and properties in Conroe, Sugar Land, the Galleria, Energy Corridor, and countless other areas. I tour brand new apartments through their open houses for agents, newly renovated communities, and have met or taken customers to properties to tour with them. I'm not just sending you random lists of apartments that I've never seen.  
  • I stay abreast of changes in owners or management companies. I get first news of brand new apartments from the time they break ground to when they are, now leasing. 
  • I know the neighborhoods and different locations. I'm able to assist you in choosing the properties most convenient to work, school or daily activities. 
  • I've heard it all, the good, bad and the ugly! From "it doesn't look like the picture", or "the maintenance department isn't performing as promised", "there's not enough parking", to "there are bugs everywhere"! No property will ever be perfect 100% of the time but there are many that strive to maintain the highest standards of living environments for their residents. It's not just luxury communities hitting the mark either, I've found many moderate priced apartments providing the same level of service that you expect and deserve.         
  • Texas apartment locators are required to be licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission as sales or broker agents. Our businesses are regulated by TREC and we adhere to a strict code of ethics, moral conduct and a high standard of practices. We are required to continue our education through a series of mandated courses to stay on top of constantly changing laws, regulations and the general practice of real estate including legal, ethics and fair housing. 
  • And another important fact - you never pay funds of any kind to me! All financial transactions are paid directly to the apartment management offices, therefore, you're at no risk of a scam or fraudulent activities when using my apartment locator service.    
  • Call me today- let me help you! 281-414-5258 or 281-842-7965 

Check Out This Article From Houstonia Magazine. I was super excited to be a part of this interview!  

Around 2012 and 2013, Houston apartment rental rates started to increase at a rapid pace and they were being leased as fast as they were available. Shortly after, Houstonia Magazine contacted my broker and myself, Kathy Curtis, Texas Apartment Locators for our feedback and thoughts about the Houston rental market or as the article is called "The Rent Race". That's what it really felt like! As soon as we released information to our customer they had to jump on the apartment or it was gone, in some properties, that's still the case. There was a brief respite due to oil and gas prices which caused job loss in Houston areas.  Since then, coupled with the high cost of land, construction, building materials, and skilled labor shortages, prices have skyrocketed and luxury living is the new normal for Houston. Recently built communities are bringing in renters with high incomes, who in turn pay the luxury rental prices and they get top shelf service, an abundance of amenities with a choice location that's typically in a close proximity to their job, daily activities and entertainment or cultural preferences. Midrise and luxury highrise apartments in almost every neighborhood from Uptown near the Galleria to Houston's urban core and the majority of suburban areas in 2019.     

Click on the picture to read our interview and the remainder of the story. 

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When shopping for an apartment locator or apartment finder service, you don't need to call multiple agents, in fact, that can cause problems.    

All apartment locators, while they may not be equal in service, experience or property knowledge, have access to the same apartment listings. Contacting more than 1 apartment locator can be confusing, and only one agent will be paid for your rental! You don't want to have agents working hard and doing everything they can to assist you and not get paid for the service they provided! If you have contacted other apartment locators and provided the same apartment search criteria, "apples to apples", the results or outcome will be the same. On occasion, apartment owners and leasing or management teams will offer deals or specials exclusively through our service, but as a general rule, most offer those deals equally to all agents to pass on to you.  




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Your only obligation when using my service is to list Kathy Curtis, Texas Apartment Locators on the Registration/Guest Cards/initial contacts and again on your Rental/Lease Application as "how you found the community"! 

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3rd Party Database Disclaimer: 

Please be advised: All information from our third-party database is deemed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. When updates occur within the database, things can be miscommunicated. Most apartment owners also utilize a dynamic software program to set pricing which can make prices change from day to day or week to week. This software is based on a variety of factors from vacant units, units leased, leases expiring, floorplan or size, location, interior upgrades, etc.. This makes prices fluctuate frequently and specials or incentives can also change without notice. We can obtain a quote,  and once a quote is given, it's generally good for a period of 24 to 48 hours unless the unit is rented to someone else. While every effort is made to update the software by the third party, we do not have access to the data program and are unable to go into the system to update it ourselves.

I have subscribed to our database for 25+ years and find it to be the most useful tool in my toolbox.  

I will update your prices, availability, and other important information in detailed notes within your apartment search package via the "memo" sections and also prior to you visiting the properties however that can only be accomplished if I know when you plan to do that.   

Unit prices are based on: move date, availability, location of the unit you requested (ie - ground floor; view; unit upgrades; etc.), add ons such as garage or covered parking, storage and the lease term. All of these variables play a part in the price equation. In addition, your price is contingent on the date you fill out your rental application, pay the required fees for application, administration fee, and security deposits.  

Please note that pictures shown are not representative of every apartment offered at a community. Our advertised listings via this site and other advertising platforms are accurate at the time of posting, based on the same variables stated above, but are subject to change without notice. Not all apartments have the same features, price, view, layouts. This is, in no way, meant to be fraudulent or deceptive advertising. My goal is always to provide the most accurate and honest representation of any property advertised or recommended.    

It’s also my sincere attempt to offer the lowest price available at any given property as a way to save you money. Now that I've described every possible negative scenario, please trust that I have your best interest at heart!  

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