Would you like to play the rental game? Oh c'mon, it's fun!
But first, a few words from our sponsor.
Lookit, people. If you are trying to rent your property, include some pictures and the address of the place in your Craigslist post, m'kay? Not including pictures is like expecting us to answer a personal ad that sez "I am Really Cute!" with no picture. PLEASE TO INCLUDE SOME PICTURES*** and the ADDRESS. Next.
You do know that not renting to people with children, because of the children, is illegal, right? You didn't know that? Oh. Well, it is. You should probably add that to your list directly under "Figure out how to take an application from prospective renters" and "What the fuck am I doing, anyway?"
Oh, and rental companies that advertise properties online, complete with address and pictures (thank you) BUT, when you call, have already accepted applications on the properties, so no, you can't see them? and when you ask "but why continue to advertise them if unavailable?" tell you "yeah, we like to keep up people's interest, just in case an application falls through" but COMPLETELY miss the point that, if NOBODY can see it, continuing to advertise is just a big waste of our time?????!!!!
Also. Providing a working phone number, that actually goes to your phone, and a working email address would be good, too. I mean, we are in some cases actually willing to drive over and leave a note on your door (provided you gave us the address) but it would just be nice not to have to do that. Thanks so much!
***Pictures that show more of the house than this, please.