Why Should you Shop for EPMS?

If you have signed up with Ellis or other mystery shopping companies, you probably receive our emails and other communication about available shopping opportunities near you.  If you have not done a shop for a while, you may have even forgotten why you signed up as a shopper, or how you found us in the first place.  Why should you consider renewing your acquaintance with us and doing some shops for EPMS?

Would you like to make a little extra money?  (Seriously, who wouldn’t?)  If you are saving for a vacation or would like to get an early start on your holiday shopping, mystery shopping is an excellent way to make some money.  Our shops pay a flat fee per completed contract.  You will find a nice surprise in your bank account a few weeks after your shop when your shop is paid by direct deposit. 

Many apartment communities have furnished, professionally decorated model apartments to tour.  Do you ever drive by a community near your home or work and wonder what it is like inside?   Sometimes seeing the finishes, layout and decor in a model apartment may give you ideas for how to make your own home serve you better.  EPMS Apartment Mystery Shops offer a glimpse into apartment communities right in your area. 

Mystery shopping for EPMS is completely free!  We never charge a fee to become one of our shoppers.  There are no costs associated with the tours you will take for your shops.  Apartment mystery shopping does not require you to make a purchase and then wait for reimbursement.  You will not tie up any of your own funds to do our mystery shops.

You may find a new home for yourself as part of our shopping process.  It is not unusual for a shopper to fall in love with a community they visit as part of a mystery shop.  Maybe you will be impressed by the layout, storage, and appliance finishes.  Perhaps you see residents enjoying the pool and think how much you would enjoy a swim after work.  If your lease will be up soon, mystery shopping can be a great way to get paid for your own apartment search.  If you find a new home in the process, we could not be happier for you!  We only ask that you do not lease at the time of your visit, to give the leasing agent time to follow up with you so she can earn that credit in the report.  And remember, you should never disclose that you are a mystery shopper, even after you move in!

Mystery shopping truly does help others!  When you provide honest, objective feedback through a mystery shopping report, you are helping our clients train their leasing consultants to provide the very best customer experience possible.  A truthful, well thought out mystery shopping report is a great service to the leasing consultant you shopped.  Your experience in the leasing presentation is representative of hundreds of prospects who will take a tour of that community or similar communities.  If there is information that you would have liked to receive as part of the presentation, the shop report allows you to ensure it is included in future presentations.  If an amenity is shown to you in a way that really builds value, the shopping report will make sure that feedback is noted.  Sometimes leasing consultants have given so many tours that they forget that prospects don’t always know what questions to ask.  As a shopper, you will have great influence in making sure the leasing presentation is excellent for prospects in the future.

Why don’t you take a few minutes today to log in to your shopper account and look for available shopping opportunities near your home or work.  If it has been a while since you logged in, make sure your contact information is up to date to make everything go more smoothly.  If you have any questions along the way, just email [email protected] and we will be happy to help!