Post # 1
I’ve been looking for a new place to live and as stressful as it is, it’s also confusing. I know exactly what I want, and the apartment I looked at had all of it. But I guess I had a case of the “There might be something better out there” mentality.
I didn’t exactly reject the apartment ourtight. I said that me and my bf liked the apartment, but wanted to explore all our options before making a decision. It was literally the first apartment that I saw.
I haven’t had a whole lot of time to look at apartments (between working full-time in another city and it being a holiday weekend this past weekend). I was fairly busy. We looked at the apartment last Thursday, I really liked it but my bf seemed okay with it but not in love with it.
And I didn’t feel 100 percent comfortable taking it without looking at other places. But after looking at many listings, this apartment seems to be the best fit.
Now I regret emailing the Property Manager saying we were wanting to look at other options.
Do you think it’s okay for me to regress and go back? How should I explain this to the Property Manager without making myself look stupid?
Thanks in advance for your help! 🙂
**Keep in mind I emailed her this morning saying we wanted to look at all options. Since that email I have changed my mind…:/
I think part of it is me wanting to make sure that I was 100 percent sure of the apartment, since I would be living there for a year at least, and also not wanting to move anymore.
In the past 4 years I have moved at least once a year. The past year I have moved 3 times! I’m not looking forward to moving again, but would love desperately to find a place to lay my head, and know that I can stay there for a while. (I’ve had issues with people selling the places I am renting). This is a commercial apartment building, so it’s safe from that 🙂
Post # 3
“I had a chance to look at other places and didn’t find anything better – is the apartment still available?”
Post # 4
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
@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
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
yeah, like the PPs said, it’s not a big deal at all. email them and ask if it’s still available.
Post # 8
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
They won’t care one bit as long as they’re filling the apartment and you’re paying your rent.
Post # 10
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
Just do it, if you hesitate too long it might be gone! They are not going to care.
Post # 12
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
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.