After rejecting an apartment, is it okay to change your mind and go back?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

“I had a chance to look at other places and didn’t find anything better – is the apartment still available?”

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Of course it’s ok! You don’t even have to explain yourself. It’s business, not personal, and I’m sure the property manager is used to things like this. Shopping around and making an educated choice doesn’t make you look stupid, it makes you look smart. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sarabee:  Who cares how you look? You were honest with them! There is no shame in that 🙂 Just email them back: someone will be happy to take the commission off of you signing your lease!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t have to explain yourself at all. “Hi, it’s ____. I looked at the apartment at ____ (address) last week, and i’m calliing to see if it is still available. If so, I would like to rent it.”

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

yeah, like the PPs said, it’s not a big deal at all.  email them and ask if it’s still available.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I say who cares if you seem indecisive. Story of my life lol. just make sure you are 100% sure about the place before paying an application fee, security deposit, etc. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They won’t care one bit as long as they’re filling the apartment and you’re paying your rent.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just cross your fingers it’s still available!  🙂  Otherwise, if renting from a property manager it’s fine.  If you are renting from an individual, yes, they might get touchy so you may need to tread more lightly and carefully.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just do it, if you hesitate too long it might be gone! They are not going to care.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s a business agreement, not a boyfriend scorned. Of course you can go back to the other apartment! It may not be there anymore, though. Be prepared for that.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This is perfectly fine. We did the same thing with our current apartment. You have every right to see what the market is like. Trust me, she wants to rent the place ASAP. If it’s still available, you should be able to get it.

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