Post # 1
Fiance and I are moving at the end of April to our new house, but we had 3 months left on our apartment lease so we’re trying to find someone to take over so we won’t end up double paying. So today I posted the apartment on craigslist and also on a student website and have already got two people wanting to come look at it. So here is where I feel guilty! One lives out of state and is moving up here to be with their friend when they go to medical school so they can’t come and look at the apartment for a week and a half. The other one wants to come look at it on Monday. I’m secretly rooting for the out of state people to get it because they just seem more nice so I’m going to feel bad if I have to tell these people who seem really excited about it that it got snatched up before they could even make the trip to get here!
Fiance is telling me I have to be more business like about it and that I can’t play favorites when we’re trying to save ourselves a ton of cash, but I still feel bad :/
Post # 3
hate to say this but you should listen to your Fiance on this one….
Post # 4
It sounds ruthless, but try to be as business-like as possible. You never know when people will change plans, flake, etc.
Post # 5
I am SO like you on this issue…
but you should look at this as a strictly business decison!!!
and good luck 😉
Post # 6
Look at it from the point of who is going to be the most reliable in paying rent and won’t trash the place.
Post # 7
Sorry, but you have to go first-come first-served. I think this might actually be a law about housing discrimination. Either way, be prepared that you might have to show the apartment to many people before someone signs. We looked at 13 places before we signed for our latest apartment.
Post # 8
I agree with the other bees. You have to try to take the personal feelings out of the process. You’re just looking to save some money. I’m sure the people you’re waiting for won’t have a problem going with another apartment if they like it better. Then you might lose out on the first person who wanted your place, and you’ll be stuck with no one renting your place! Go with first come, first serve in this case.