Licensed Real Estate Broker
Take the worry out of finding your next apartment! I help people save time and money with my 100% FREE service.
Born and raised in San Antonio I know the city inside and out. With 17 years of experience in the apartment industry as a manager, leasing agent and apartment locator I also know San Antonio apartments. Throughout this time I learned how frustrating and time consuming it is for prospective tenants to complete the search on their own. In 2013 I decided to open my own service to help take the frustration out of the apartment search; since then Absolute Apartment Locators has blossomed into San Antonio's best locating service! Contact me today to get help with my 100% FREE service!
I'm here to find the perfect apartment for you! I understand that many San Antonio Texas apartment hunters are too busy with life to give their searches the time they should. Finding an apartment with the right number of bedrooms is easy but finding the perfect apartment with the right amenities in the best area is a challenge. This is where I can be of assistance. Simply tell me what your requirements are and I will take the stress out of finding the perfect place for you! I will send you photographs and unit specifications regularly until you are satisfied.
2. Receive your personalized results based on the criteria you select. I can even set appointments for you or accompany you to the properties when you are ready to lease!I provide the following:
3. Make sure you use my name “Cel with Absolute Locators“ as the referring source on your guest card and lease application when visiting properties and claim your Gift Card the day you move in!!
1. How is your service free? What's the catch?
There's no catch! Apartments provide referrals to apartment locators for helping them find qualified tenants.
2. Will I pay more in rent if I use your service?
Absolutely not! The referral I get paid from the apartment is factored into their advertising/leasing budget and does not affect your monthly rent, discounted rent, or move-in special!
3. How do I make sure you get the referral for helping me?
Great question! As long as you list “Cel with Absolute Locators“ as the referring source on your guest card and lease application the apartment will arrange payments to me.
Stone Oak is an affluent master-planned community in far north central San Antonio. With easy access to downtown and other areas of town via U.S Route 281 and loop 1604, Stone Oak offers a quiet residential setting with plenty of mixed-use development for quick convenience. The majority of schools in Stone Oak are highly ranked and served by North East Independent School District with a small portion served by Comal Independent School District.
CycleBar has been providing Stone Oak residents a premium indoor cycling experience since Sept 2016. They have a unique high-tech cycling theater, complete with a massive video screen, enhanced sound, and lighting designed to match the experience, plus the ability to track your workouts. CycleBar provides shoes for free along with a complimentary water bottle and snacks. They offer a number of classes and packaged passes are available as low as $10/ride!VISIT WEBSITE
This local chain of theaters which started in Austin offers dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Every location offers a strong core of casual dining options to accompany your movie as well as menu specials updated at least every three months. Alamo Drafhouse offers the latest releases along with special screenings like their Quote-Along showings or slumber party classics at their monthly Girly Night presentations.VISIT WEBSITE
San Antonio based Local Coffee consistently ranks the best in the city with a highly loyal following. Starting in 2008 Local Coffee has grown to 5 locations, including Stone Oak, and have also launched their own roasting facility, Merit Roasting Co. located just minutes away in South San Antonio. Local Coffee boasts obsessively good coffee made with execellent beans, good brewing techniques and real knowledge behind the counter.VISIT WEBSITE
I'll let you in on a well kept secret, tucked away into the Stone Oak neighborhood is one of the best HEBs in San Antonio. Opened in 2014 with over 80,000 square feet of grocery retail space this HEB offers some of the best selection of products including: the largest Beer/Wine section in San Antonio stores with 37% of beer being craft, fresh juice station, large well staffed meat market, over 200 bulk bins offering nuts, fruits, snacks and more in the Healthy Living department, a dedicated seafood department, freshly prepared gourmet sushi, in-house pharmacy, deli with cheese shop offering over 250 fresh cut artisanal cheeses, bakery offering scratch made bread, and a large variety of Organic fruits and vegetables.VISIT WEBSITE
Open since 2013, Farm to Juice serves Stone Oak residents with fresh, pressed raw juice using a combination of fruits and vegetables sourced mainly from a local family owned produce company. With their menu's rich variety of ingredients and benefits there's something for everyone; they offer a variety of juices made fresh or ready for pick-up along with a 3 or 5 day cleanse package.VISIT WEBSITE
You might think I'm crazy but one of the best places to eat is located at The Market at Stone Oak. This restuarant within HEB offers an amazing selection of food and is both affordable and kid friendly. Oaks Crossing's menu boasts a large selection of BBQ, a rotating selection of Texas Craft Brews, burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwhiches and some of the best small entree plates around. They also have weekly specials and events including Kids Eat Free on specific days, Sunday Mimosa Brunch, and live music every weekend.VISIT WEBSITE
10. Online Reviews
You May Think You’re Getting The Honest Opinion On Your Potential New Home, But Never Put Too Much Faith In Online Reviews! Rival Apartments Sometimes Post False Information On Competitors’ Listings And Write Good Reviews About Themselves!
I Can’t Emphasize This Enough – Pricing Changes Every Day At Properties. Most Apartments Now Use The Same Pricing Software Used By Airlines! Once You’re Quoted Something You Like, Get It In Writing And Verify How Long Your Quote Will Be In Effect – 1 Day, 2 Days, Or Longer.
8. Map of the Properties
On The Properties Report I Send You, You’ll Find A “Show Map” Link In The Upper Right-Hand Of The Page. Click On This Link And It Will Pull Up Google Maps With All The Properties Pinpointed For You!
7. More Property Info
As You Scroll Through The Properties Report, You’ll Notice That Certain Words (Like The Property Name) Are Highlighted In Blue. Click On These Links To See More Information About The Property.
6. Floor Plans
Many Properties Provide You With A Floor Plan For Online Viewing. This Is Available For Properties With The Square Footage Highlighted In Blue.
5. Ensure the Best Specials
Tell Any Property You Visit That You’re Working With CEL ZEPEDA At ABSOLUTE LOCATORS To Ensure You Receive All Possible Specials And Benefits. And Don’t Forget To Call Me To Verify That Your Quote Is The Lowest Bottom Line Price. By Working With A Realtor, You’ll Be Sure Apartments Are Upfront And Provide You With Any And All Available Specials.
4. Income Restrictions
Most Properties Require That You Earn At Least 3 Times Your Monthly Rent. You’ll Need To Present Pay Stubs, Bank Statements, Or A Letter From Your Employer Stating Your Monthly Income In Order To Qualify.
3. Credit or Legal Issues?
Most Properties Will Deny Applicants With A Felony, Eviction, Or Broken Lease On Their Record, So Don’t Waste Money Applying To Multiple Properties If You Have Any Past Issues. If You Have A Foreclosure Or Bankruptcy, Properties Are Generally Able To Work With You But They Almost Always Require A Larger Deposit If You Are Approved.
2. Questions to Ask
Do You Have A Move-In Special? Do You Have A Look & Lease Bonus? (You Can Sometimes Get Additional Savings By Leasing Within 24-48 Hours Of Your First Visit) Are You Offering One Month Free That I Can Prorate? Do You Have Any Preferred Employer Discounts (USAA, H-E-B, Valero, Police, Medical, Lawyer, Etc.)?
1. Last (but NOT least)
Communities Usually Stop Showing Apartments 30 Minutes Before They Close. Also Remember To Bring A Photo ID – Most Properties Will Require Some Form Of Identification Before They Show You Anything. And Don’t Forget About Your Visa Gift Card! The Property Doesn’t Notify Me When You Lease, So Make Sure You Give Me A Call While Filling Out Your Application So I Can Begin Processing Your Rebate!