Summer In The A!

The weather is heating up here in Atlanta, and although we are right in the middle of spring, we thought we would look ahead to some great events happening this summer!Summer in Atlanta

June Event

There are so many events in June, but for this month we would like to highlight the Tunes from the Tombs event at Oakland Cemetery. This annual music festival, which benefits the Historic Oakland Foundation, will feature Atlanta’s very own Arrested Development as the headliner! Check it out June 18th, 2016!  With tickets starting at only $20 for adults, and $15 for children, there is no excuse to not Rock In Peace!

July Event

July in Georgia is notorious for being quite warm, so what better way to cool off than by eating some ice cold ice cream? The 6th Annual Ice Cream Festival is happening in Piedmont Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 11am to 6pm. The best part about this festival is there is no entrance fee, so you can spend your money where it counts: on the delicious ice cream! Check it out!

August Event

August is one of Georgia’s warmest months, so it is nice to be in the shade. The Summer Shade Festival in Grant Park is a fantastic way to cool off a bit, and have a great time with your family! The festival is two days of fun featuring up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, and more all on Grant Park’s many beautiful paths.

So, if you are new to the Atlanta area and looking for some great summer events in the A, check these out! If you are looking to move to Atlanta, or find out more about our city, be sure to contact ForLease Atlanta!

Atlanta Has Something For Everyone!

Whether you are new to our beautiful city or looking to move soon, we think you’ll agree Atlanta is a great city in which to be! With its diverse cultural atmosphere and rich history, there is literally something for everyone. If you are skeptical, let ForLease Atlanta show you just what we mean. Man growing up

For the: Traditional

Atlanta Georgia boasts a rich history in everything from railroad trade to its role in the civil war. There are several history museums in Atlanta where you can find great resources to educate children or grandchildren or simply brush up on your Atlanta history yourself!

For the: Artsy

Atlanta is known for its fantastic art scene, and has been an up-and-coming place for young artists for the past thirty years. It is evident as you explore the city that the art culture is alive and well, with many of the downtown attractions including Inman, and Piedmont Parks displaying local artist’s work!

For the: Trendy

The trendy will feel right at home here. From Atlanta’s lively night scene to its great restaurants, the young and trendy will never be bored in The Big Peach.

For the: Family Person

Atlanta is not only for young people. If you are looking to raise a family, Atlanta or its adjacent suburbs are a great bet! With a Fulton, Cobb, and Fayette County schools being voted in the top 20 of all Georgia schools, Atlanta is a great place for your little ones to get a great education.

At whatever walk or stage of life you are in, remember Atlanta is a great city for you! Also remember ForLease Atlanta for all your rental property needs!


April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers…

As you all know, it is officially April in Georgia. With warmer weather comes some challenging things for Georgia outdoor lovers like our good friend, rain. Yes, the old adage ’April Showers Bring May Flowers’ is alive and well here, and while we are already seeing beautiful flowers blooming, the rain can also dampen plans, especially when the rain leads to a leaky roof. At ForLease Atlanta, we know that sometimes rental properties have some maintenance issues, such as a small leak, that the rain does not help. Here are some sneaky tips for submitting a maintenance request that will likely be responded to quickly and thoroughly. Work Order

  1. Go to the leasing office in person- Often times, especially when renting from a property management group, it is very convenient to do everything online. Paying your rent, finding local community events, and even submitting work orders, but it helps to actually go to your leasing office and speak to someone one-on-one about your concern/issue. This puts a name to a face, and often gets you quicker results.
  2. Explain, if necessary, the reason you need it fixed in a timely manner- This is not always necessary, and your work order is many times self-explanatory, but if an odd request, try telling your leasing office how it is impeding your life. It will elicit sympathy, and at least get your work order on their minds.
  3. When placing your work order, be pleasant-Of course, your work will get done regardless because you are paying for it, but the demeanor of the workman doing it can vary. Kindness begets kindness, so remember to be understanding that there may be other work order in front of yours (many apartments have a first come, first served policy) and remember, there is no need to be rude.

Whether looking for a place to rent or lease in AtlantaForLease Atlanta can help! Contact Us today to get started!

Helpful Moving Tips for Your Atlanta Move!

It is an exciting time for you; you just got a brand new job in Atlanta, Georgia. You have lived your entire life in Lansing Michigan, so it will be quite a big change for you, but you have weighed your options and decided you are going to be renting an apartment in the city. At ForLease Atlanta, we want to help make the transition easier for you. Our agents will work with you to evaluate your needs and make sure you are in the right place for you. Check out some helpful moving tips we have learned over the years! people moving upstairs

  1. Pack an overnight bag with essentials: Much like you would take for a weekend trip, you will want to pack a bag to get you through the first couple of nights. You will not want to have to rummage through boxes to find your toothbrush the first night in your new place!
  2. Use your clothes: Why spend money on bubble wrap and boxes when the things you need to protect breakables are coming with you too? Use your clothes to protect your fragile items, and you will save time and money.
  3. Cover the openings of bottles with plastic wrap and screw the caps back on: This will prevent spills from ruining your belongings, and help you keep track of the bottle lids.
  4. Use plastic bags for holding screws, bolts, etc for large items: Tape the plastic bag to the back of the item, and when you are ready to reassemble, everything will be right there! Larger bags also work great for cords to electronics!
  5. Color code your stuff for each room: Designate a color for each room of your new home to make unpacking quicker and easier. That way, the people helping you move can easily see where they are supposed to go with the heavy box!

Welcome to a new chapter of your life, and welcome to the city of trees!