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Our DREAM Process

Smarter Than Your Average San Antonio Apartment Locator

Most free apartment locators in San Antonio take the scattershot method of providing you with a massive, auto-generated list of available apartments. However, we prefer a more personal approach. Smart City uses the DREAM process, a 5-step system that ensures you’ll end up in an apartment that’s perfect in a neighborhood that’s perfect for you.


Part of our hands-on approach is to match you up with a personal agent. All of our agents are licensed real estate agents with an extensive knowledge of the San Antonio rental market. Your agent will kick off the process by asking you some questions to get an idea of what you want, what you need, and what you absolutely cannot live without.

“My agent listened to all of my needs and wants but somehow still knew the things I didn’t even know to ask about. They dig deep and know what I don’t know.”

Real Market Knowledge

Using the info you provide, along with his/her own market research, insights, and expertise, your agent will put together a brief list of available properties in San Antonio that check all of your boxes.

“My agent found an awesome complex that had just been built within a few minutes of my job. I had no idea it even existed!”

Explore Options

Your agent will go through the list with you, tweaking it if necessary, until you’re satisfied with your options. By the time the two of you are done, you should have in your possession a shortlist of San Antonio apartments that are exactly what you’re looking for.

“My agent really keyed into the features I wanted in a new apartment. I couldn’t tell you how many times I changed my priorities, but she rolled with it and made sure I got what I wanted while staying in my budget!”

Active Touring

Apartment viewings can be inconvenient and time-consuming, but Smart City can do a lot to take the drudgery out of the process. Your agent will reach out to the properties that you’ve flagged as your favorites and arrange viewings at your convenience and around your schedule. And if you’re too busy to visit the apartments in person, we can usually arrange for video tours of the properties.

“My agent listened to all of my needs and wants but somehow still knew the things I didn’t even know to ask about. They dig deep and know what I know I don’t know.”


After you’ve viewed the apartments firsthand, it’s time to pick the one you love the most. Your agent will be with you through the application process to make sure your approval goes smoothly. And when the time comes to move in, we can help you activate or transfer your cable, electricity, and other utilities.

“I just moved into my apartment and despite it being a month since we last spoke, my agent still reached out to check on how I was doing on move-in day!”

Exclusive Smart City Connect services

Once our apartment locators have found you the perfect apartment, our Connect team takes care of the rest! From hooking you up with the best utility rate and renter insurance policies to finding a trusted moving service*, we’ll do the heavy lifting when it comes to all things moving & renting – so you don’t have to.

“Having the Connect Team at Smart City followup with me after I signed my lease was a literal dream! I can’t say enough about this team and how they went above and beyond to help my move go smoothly!”

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