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Red Flag Expressions (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Oct 14, 2022 12:22 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Jason [VA]) Oct 14, 2022 12:52 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by GKARL [PA]) Oct 14, 2022 1:00 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Ken [NY]) Oct 14, 2022 1:00 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by RB [TN]) Oct 14, 2022 1:25 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Oct 14, 2022 1:42 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Nicole [PA]) Oct 14, 2022 1:59 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Oct 14, 2022 2:15 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by plenty [MO]) Oct 14, 2022 4:57 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by don [PA]) Oct 14, 2022 5:31 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Wilma [PA]) Oct 14, 2022 6:26 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Ed [CA]) Oct 14, 2022 6:53 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Tony [NJ]) Oct 14, 2022 7:32 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Oct 14, 2022 7:47 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by MikeA [TX]) Oct 14, 2022 8:03 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Tonia [RI]) Oct 14, 2022 8:28 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 14, 2022 8:43 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Richard [MI]) Oct 14, 2022 8:59 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by don [PA]) Oct 15, 2022 3:12 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by C&J [CO]) Oct 15, 2022 7:27 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by BillW [NJ]) Oct 15, 2022 8:19 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Tony [NJ]) Oct 15, 2022 8:39 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Gene [OH]) Oct 15, 2022 9:02 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Jim in O C [CA]) Oct 15, 2022 9:41 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Oct 15, 2022 10:03 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Oct 15, 2022 1:06 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Oct 15, 2022 1:09 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Oct 15, 2022 1:12 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Del [MD]) Oct 15, 2022 9:10 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Mick [CA]) Oct 16, 2022 2:26 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Oct 16, 2022 3:05 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Sandy [CO]) Oct 16, 2022 7:58 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Jason [VA]) Oct 17, 2022 12:01 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 17, 2022 8:09 PM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Oct 18, 2022 1:00 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Oct 18, 2022 1:01 AM
       Red Flag Expressions (by Cactus Pear [AZ]) Oct 18, 2022 2:42 AM


Red Flag Expressions (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 12:22 PM
Message:

What are some of the red flag expressions that you hear with alarming regularity? I'll start:

1. fresh/new/clean start

2. give me a chance (although my credit score is in the basement)

3. right away (I need a place right away)

4. homeless

5. code violations

6. mold

7. landlord doesn't fix anything

Feel free to expound. --72.231.xxx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 12:52 PM
Message:

Bless you

We have cash now

Looking for private renter --172.58.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 1:00 PM
Message:

Nothing to add to the list. That pretty much covers it. My response is an automatic decline. --209.122.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 1:00 PM
Message:

When I leave it will be better than when i moved in --74.77.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 1:25 PM
Message:

What all comes with it ?

I'm a (really) good painter.

I'm a clean freak.

Can I put in a garden ?

This reminds me of the home I grew up in. --24.183.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 1:42 PM
Message:

Can I move in today? --24.101.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 1:59 PM
Message:

I am ocd about cleaning

HMU

--98.237.xxx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 2:15 PM
Message:

I have a little dog that sleeps all day.

I have a really old cat that sleeps all day.

My dog is crated while I'm at work. (btw, I work 3 jobs...) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 4:57 PM
Message:

Multiple family members or friends going in together for a place. Yet they have never lived together. --172.56.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by don [PA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 5:31 PM
Message:

How could you all miss the all time champ: "will you work with me?" --70.90.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 6:26 PM
Message:

"I am self-employed in an exciting new venture." --172.58.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 6:53 PM
Message:

My boyfriend/husband/brother/father (on application, she stated she would be living alone) is real handy and will take care of any repairs. --108.201.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 7:32 PM
Message:

Don hit it.

I'll add:

I don't have credit - I pay everything cash

Your add says NO PETS but my ---- never damages anything; I have references

I'm (we're) just starting out. --73.215.xxx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 7:47 PM
Message:

My family owns a flooring store...I could put a new floor in here for you.

Would you do.....instead of XXX? --75.11.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 8:03 PM
Message:

We are currently staying in a motel until we find something permanent

We absolutely love it and we'll be staying forever

--209.205.xxx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 8:28 PM
Message:

We are a good match.

I have been having a hard time finding an apartment.

Is there any way we can speed up the process.

--174.242.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 8:43 PM
Message:

I have 6 ESA's --73.113.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2022 8:59 PM
Message:

Actually said to me this week:

We'll sign the papers tomorrow but can I bring over my chickens tonight?

The house has no garage or outdoor fenced in area. --24.180.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by don [PA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 3:12 AM
Message:

haha, Tony, I tell them "I am pretty busy with my own work, I don't have time to work with anyone else." --73.141.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by C&J [CO]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 7:27 AM
Message:

Response to a No Pet ad.... I know your ad says no pets, but my dog won't damage anything, he doesn't even poop.

--174.234.x.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 8:19 AM
Message:

-People who get excited and give lots of positive accolades when they tour my place. They tend to swing as far in the other negative emotional direction, if they don't get what they want.

-"I'll sue them if they did that". I did hear that and thought, I don't want to renew the lease with this person.

--74.102.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 8:39 AM
Message:

Thumbs up Don.

Here's one more:

Can you do any better on the price?

To which I answer "Sure - you can add $50.00/month more. Thanks for asking - can't wait to tell my wife!" --73.215.xxx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 9:02 AM
Message:

Nicole, since my houses are very clean, I hear them often state that they are OCD about cleanliness. They usually don't pass the criteria for other reasons, so I haven't ever been able to do an in-home visit to verify that they are truly OCD about cleaning. --99.165.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 9:41 AM
Message:

Im worried about Covid so a home visit is out. No visit no house. --99.23.xxx.x




Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 10:03 AM
Message:

"I can't afford X, can you do Y?"

This before I have ANY other info about them... --50.82.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 1:06 PM
Message:

Waving cash in front of my face (turn out she was on the eviction list ... lol)

Looking for someone with a kind heart.

Can I move in THIS weekend. --206.84.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 1:09 PM
Message:

Showing up with a realtor who pulls me aside and says she'll accept 1/2 months rent as her commision "instead of the usual full month" --206.84.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 1:12 PM
Message:

Bringing Mom/Dad to the showing --206.84.xx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Del [MD]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2022 9:10 PM
Message:

Jesus wants me to rent this place. --96.234.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2022 2:26 PM
Message:

"my current apt has roaches and thats why I'm moving".

"looking for a fresh start". -- Just released from prison. --98.177.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2022 3:05 PM
Message:

My current apartment has black mold! (lived there for years...) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2022 7:58 PM
Message:

This weeks response to my ad that says no cats

I have an outdoor cat --198.54.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2022 12:01 AM
Message:

Hes a lab mix --172.58.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2022 8:09 PM
Message:

My thoughts when someone says they have an ESA.

Poor doggies. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2022 1:00 AM
Message:

True Story: Can I burn sage before I move in to clear the bad karma here? --75.11.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2022 1:01 AM
Message:

Is there a limit on how many people I can have over at a time here? --75.11.xx.xx




Red Flag Expressions (by Cactus Pear [AZ]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2022 2:42 AM
Message:

mapleaf18 [NY],

Kudos for creating the post, excellent question and answers from everyone!!!

1. " Here's 9000$ in cash I'm happy to prepay upfront and I can move in right away. " Plops a wad of rolled up cash on table.

What do you do for a living sir? "I have my own business and I get paid in cash as a contractor".

2. "I want do double deposit and pay extra to get the unit, I have 4500$ cash ready for you".

3. Parents view home with adult children, claim to know how to fix everything and we'll have automatic built in repair courtesy of parents!

4. Can I pay my security deposit over 6 months , in increments? I just cant afford it right now because I had car repair.

5. I promise to take real good care of your home, I know how to paint anything!

6. Does my husband have to fill an app or be on the lease? He travels for work and wont be here often. Supposed husband stands there, saying he doesn't think he need to fill out an app. When asked if he will be sleeping here= YES.

7. My husband is not here, I filled out his portion and signed for him.

8. Can you rush my application? we are living in our car/van.

9. Please give us the unit, we've been asked to leave our motel.

11. I get paid in cash, I don't believe in banks.

12. My parole officer will vouch for me.

13. My husband has a sexual offense on his record, will you be okay with renting to us, it was a long time ago.

--67.61.xxx.xxx





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