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Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 14, 2022 3:57 PM
       Help Me Choose (by Jason [VA]) May 14, 2022 4:02 PM
       Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 14, 2022 4:10 PM
       Help Me Choose (by Sisco [MO]) May 14, 2022 4:52 PM
       Help Me Choose (by MYOB [GA]) May 14, 2022 5:08 PM
       Help Me Choose (by RB [TN]) May 14, 2022 5:25 PM
       Help Me Choose (by myob [GA]) May 14, 2022 5:30 PM
       Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 14, 2022 6:23 PM
       Help Me Choose (by Robert J [CA]) May 14, 2022 6:46 PM
       Help Me Choose (by DJ [VA]) May 14, 2022 7:16 PM
       Help Me Choose (by Laura [MD]) May 15, 2022 12:06 AM
       Help Me Choose (by myob [GA]) May 15, 2022 6:56 AM
       Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 15, 2022 8:01 AM
       Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 15, 2022 8:17 AM
       Help Me Choose (by Wilma [PA]) May 15, 2022 1:23 PM
       Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) May 15, 2022 3:19 PM
       Help Me Choose (by zero [IN]) May 16, 2022 6:41 AM
       Help Me Choose (by tryan [MA]) May 16, 2022 3:23 PM

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Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 3:57 PM
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Tenant 1: Got her online app in 6 seconds before Tenant 2. Provided all requested documentation and completed her Petscreening form (no pet, but everyone has to fill it out online.) Did NOT do her background check until today so app not done until today.

Tenant 2: Got his app in 6 second later, but completed everything else yesterday. Except Petscreening. But he doesn't have a pet either so it's really not as crucial.

SHE comes with a manager's recommendation - one of our long-term tenants. She is server at our favorite year-round restaurant, makes good money. 3 times the rent, the minimum required but definitely meets the requirements. She's been here a year, but last year was more intern stuff as a dolphin manager with a marine place. She's decided to stay long term thus the serving job (this place stays busy and they make good money.)

HE is in a new-ish position as manager of an online store at a long-term well-known business around here. Makes 4.2x the rent. He's been here since January or so.

Neither one is redneck. She's from NH, he's from CO. Both young, polite, poised, educated.

She has better credit (essentially no credit.) He has student loans.

Okay People. Which one would YOU take? --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 4:02 PM
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Time isnít relevant in the selection, so that should be eliminated from the decision. Iíd take the stability of the young lady. She has better credit with an established job. The male makes more but itís offset by debt and his job hasnít yet proven to be stable. --172.58.xxx.xx




Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 4:10 PM
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She just started the serving job in January or so, just like him. She was here last year, but in a different job. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 4:52 PM
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I choose him.

Restaurant server is a precarious occupation.

He has a job that he likely wants to keep, she would rather work with dolphins. --149.76.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by MYOB [GA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 5:08 PM
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THEY SEEM EQUAL. I would want to see the credit pull.

2 incomes always better than one-- especially if you have to garnish.

Get more Dep. reason on the newbies is there new the reason for marine girl-- income shaky.

This is off the cuff though. I like to actually see the filled in application for neatness. (that's just me) --99.103.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 5:25 PM
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Flip a coin. --24.183.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 5:30 PM
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RB no no no. always try to get a better dep and security. whoever jumps and jumps the highest is the one. Tenants are never equal they may seem that way -- good ones understand why you need more security. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:23 PM
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HAHA Myob. Our apps are online, no penmanship seen.

We offered to the guy and he moved like lightning, signed the lease and sent the deposit. SO there you go.

She took a tad longer than he did to do the background check which makes me think she had other options which didn't pan out. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:46 PM
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I'd factor in the following:

Which one is able to "Pay all of the move-in funds and sign a lease first". This requires have a cash reserve and not living from paycheck to paycheck.

And who has the most in savings, retirement funds and the least Monthly Financial Obligations.

--47.155.xx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 7:16 PM
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Congratulations!

What a wonderful problem to have! --68.229.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 12:06 AM
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Great problem to have, all things being equal I would go with the one that you felt #1 would stay the longest, #2 will be easiest to deal with. Good Luck! --71.93.xxx.xx




Help Me Choose (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 6:56 AM
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WMH you don't meet the prospect at all?

I'm the type that needs to touchy feel-lee-- like to see the family and car there driving-- especially the inside.

Quick and painless-- great job.

WMH I get nervous with quick-- not saying its bad but when I'm rushed I tend to back away-- thinking these folks are to anxious! --99.103.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 8:01 AM
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MYOB, I do meet them! After pre-screen when we show them the actual unit, but before application.

We do all the "paperwork" online though, from pre-screen to application to background to lease to deposit to rent.

Both had all the move-in funds, but he moved faster. She did the free application but didn't do the fee-based background check until the middle of the next day. He did everything same day, minutes after he left the viewing. For someone who wants a place, that's typical for us because there is NO HOUSING at all.

Everyone moves fast here: you snooze you lose. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 8:17 AM
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Oh as far as deposit, I have already bumped our to the max allowed by law, and our rent went up $200. $1300 for a one-bedroom open-loft cabin! Perfect for a single, almost too small for a couple.

The last two tenants have been female and were almost never there, I think it was a bit too isolated for them (out on a beautiful country road, horse and golf area.) This last one has almost NO furniture, just a bed and a beanbag, it's pretty incredible. Not a single picture, nothing. And she's been there more than a year. She was obviously not invested in the place although she stayed her lease and a few months extra to boot. It seems to me the last one broke her lease, now that I think of it, and left the area altogether. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 1:23 PM
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Good choice - now you won't have a tenant potentially serving you at your favorite restaurant, which can't be relaxing. My hubby was a teacher, and we had to be careful about where we ate out - too close to his school, and you could feel the stares.

I thought that the guy was the better choice myself anyway. --108.2.xx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 3:19 PM
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You know, Wilma, we have had that experience in the past. We'd laugh and say, "Well can't go to that restaurant ever again!" Luckily these days we get good tenants so not as much of an issue.

In fact, the manager of that favorite restaurant that gave the good recommendation is also our tenant. First time we went after she joined us, she comp'ed us our meal. We had to tell her not to do that! As much as we appreciated it, didn't want to feel uncomfortable going there, you know? --50.82.xxx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 6:41 AM
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I have a tenant that works at my credit union.

Not such a bad thing, but when I drive thru to just drop a check off or some such she wants to chat it up about the neighborhood and what not.

Takes me longer. I have actually gone to another branch that was a wee bit out of the way because of it.

We get along fine tho, so no worries there. --107.147.xx.xxx




Help Me Choose (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 3:23 PM
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When it's close I tell them the higher credit score wins (and then have them send a screen shot from creditkarma dot com).... makes it "easy" to reject the lower score. --206.84.xx.xxx



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