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No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 8, 2019 6:26 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2019 6:27 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 8, 2019 6:28 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by moby [IN]) Jan 8, 2019 6:34 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 8, 2019 6:36 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by plenty [MO]) Jan 8, 2019 6:53 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by GKARL [PA]) Jan 8, 2019 7:00 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Vee [OH]) Jan 8, 2019 7:08 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by JB [OR]) Jan 8, 2019 8:06 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 8, 2019 9:26 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Still Learning [NH]) Jan 9, 2019 4:19 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by WMH [NC]) Jan 9, 2019 4:48 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 9, 2019 5:37 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Ken [NY]) Jan 9, 2019 9:24 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 9, 2019 9:30 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jan 9, 2019 10:27 AM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) Jan 9, 2019 12:41 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Pat [VA]) Jan 10, 2019 4:36 PM
       No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 10, 2019 4:42 PM

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No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:26 PM
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I showed a place to a nice couple from Florida today. They are one of many who have moved here without a job. They say they have great credit history.

They are looking for work.

I told them that if they have offer letters (that I can verify), and if they have great credit, I would rent to them if they paid the security deposit and 3 months of rent upfront.

But I still feel uneasy about that.

Any thoughts?

--76.120.xx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:27 PM
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I wouldn't have shown them. Waste of time. --50.107.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:28 PM
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I didn't find that out until the showing. --76.120.xx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:34 PM
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Did they come for the pot? --68.60.xxx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:36 PM
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They looked like it! I refunded their money and said thanks, but no thanks. It won't be easy for them, unfortunately. --76.120.xx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:53 PM
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That's a Situation looking for room. Lol.

--99.203.xx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 7:00 PM
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My pre-screen would have filtered them out. New arrivals are always suspect but it depends on the job. I have a kid with me who was new to the area who has been in one of my units going on 3 years. He had a job with our local casino though and had just finished their dealer school. He's been a pretty decent tenant. --209.122.xx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 7:08 PM
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How did they find out you have charity funding for your units? --76.188.xxx.x




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 8:06 PM
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Yep, I know a load of people who would love to rent my places and have no jobs. --24.20.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 9:26 PM
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Jeff,

Exactly why we START with the full application. Saves a lot of wasted time.

BRAD

PS Are you the CO LL who would not wait 4 minutes for a lease signing? :) --73.102.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 4:19 AM
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I would have told them if the apartment is still available once they both have paychecks, they could reapply but they still might not meet my criteria. --24.61.xxx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 4:48 AM
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MY best tenants moved here from somewhere else to take a job the locals can't/won't do, either because of work ethic, drug problem or no skills. I get teachers, store managers, etc. I used to use a 'time on job' credit system but no more. If they are moving here to take a job offer, they are good employees.

I'm trying to think of ANY of our tenants who are true locals who are good, and nope. One or two, no more. --50.82.xxx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 5:37 AM
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Brad,

We don't do applications before showings. I wait 2 minutes past the showing time.

With a brief e-mail exchange I can usually tell if they are the kind of people I want in my building.

Timeliness is one of my things. If they are late, they need to look elsewhere. --76.120.xx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 9:24 AM
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Brad,how do you get people to fill out an app before you even show them a house? do you get pushback? if I was a tenant and I was told to fill out an app before I could see a place I wouldn't do it --72.231.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 9:30 AM
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I agree with Ken.

Also, these prospective tenants we're moving here to work for Google, HP, Microsoft, etc. They are baristas. Nothing wrong with that, but there isn't enough stability there. --76.120.xx.xx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 10:27 AM
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I'll rent to someone moving in, if they have good credit, excellent landlord references, and a substantial savings account.

If they don't have a job, I want to know what their job skills are. Some job skills will get you a good paying job in 24 hours in my area. Some job skills are not so valuable. --98.146.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 12:41 PM
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I would if they had a great employment history at decent $ jobs AND a substantial amount in savings. I'd ask for three months rent up front and double security. Perhaps they sold their house to move? If so they could have a lot of $$ in the bank and are renting while they find jobs and look for a house. This is exactly the case with some friends of mine who just moved out of state. --161.11.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 4:36 PM
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Even with a county letter offering my prospective tenant a position for 60,000., it didn't work out and she was "let go" within six months, but she is still paying rent, so I can't complain. Just odd from the get go, came here from WAY out of state. I don't think I'd do it again. I like at least 6 months on a job, better a year. --47.132.xxx.xxx




No Jobs - Want to Rent (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 4:42 PM
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I like that - 6 months on the job. I think that's a good idea. --76.120.xx.xx



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