Fb marketplace quirk (by Jason [PA]) Nov 20, 2023 12:12 PM|
Fb marketplace quirk (by Sisco [MO]) Nov 20, 2023 12:31 PM
Fb marketplace quirk (by Jason [PA]) Nov 20, 2023 12:42 PM
Fb marketplace quirk (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 20, 2023 2:39 PM
Fb marketplace quirk (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 20, 2023 4:00 PM
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 21, 2023 6:37 PM
Fb marketplace quirk (by zero [IN]) Nov 22, 2023 7:26 AM
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ken [NY]) Nov 22, 2023 7:35 AM
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 22, 2023 7:42 AM
Fb marketplace quirk (by zero [IN]) Nov 22, 2023 10:21 PM
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Fb marketplace quirk (by Jason [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 12:12 PM
I have been using Facebook Marketplace a lot just recently for renting places out there are some good things about it but some things I can't really understand.
As a fair housing provider I routinely rent to people that either live in the area already or or coming to the area from somewhere else, however on Facebook Marketplace I am getting all kinds of people from far away sitting on there lazy behind pushing the is this available for rent still button.
I know how to handle this I just give everybody the same exact copy and paste five basic pre-qual questions which are already on the advertisement and I hit them up with that, however I'm just trying to understand it I don't understand the voluminous amount of people that don't normally make up the people that normally I get with different types of marketing.
I know it seems I'm dancing around the issue here but there have been 8 million illegal Border acrossings in the last 3 years and are these people applying for my Apartments I just don't understand what's going on
Fb marketplace quirk (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 12:31 PM
I suspect that FB marketplace users from far outside of your area fail to set the criteria for their search area.
Likely they are operating with the 500 mile search area option. --149.76.xxx.x
Fb marketplace quirk (by Jason [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 12:42 PM
Makes sense --71.207.xx.xx
Fb marketplace quirk (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 2:39 PM
On the forums about my state and my area, those forums are full of questions from people who are wondering if they should move, or they are dreaming about moving. Or they are wondering what is the best place in America to move to. That's who you are getting. The general public is getting lazier an lazier. They won't lift a finger to do research, They expect someone else to do it for them and spoon feed it to them.
You are getting tire kickers from out of state. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Fb marketplace quirk (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2023 4:00 PM
I have done the same thing. Search for something specific and it will show you the listings in your area, if you keep scrolling it flips to those outside your area. If you aren't careful you miss the small header that splits the two. Based on my experience with it, it happens more when I'm continually in and out scanning for something over and over. Similar to what happens when someone is continually turned down and is desperate to find their next unsuspecting landlord. --209.205.xxx.xx
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2023 6:37 PM
Make 5 year rental history a requirement --24.101.xxx.xxx
Fb marketplace quirk (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 7:26 AM
How does one make exceptions for a long rental history requirement without getting into housing trouble?
I seem to have a lot of newer tenants with little or no rental history. One lived with her father after her mother passed. Ended up staying years there with her two kids. One lived with a BF for a bit, then they broke up and she lived with her grandfather for a couple years. Mostly because there wasn't any good housing available. Latest is a nice young couple. He lives in Minnesota in a dorm. Before that was with his parents in the same state. She graduated from there as well but moved back here and was with her parents.
The mother of two has been with us a bit now and is working out fine. The single girl loves the place, pays on time, causes no issues. The new couple just moved in. Well, she moved in and he went back for his last month of college.
How does one require the history if there isn't one to be had? Am I just reading too much into this? I see how it will help with the areas that do not let you check backgrounds, but how do you deal with the actual absence of rental history? --107.147.xx.xxx
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 7:35 AM
to me the absence of rental history takes care of itself, no history means no apt, if you cant find anyone you can make an exception --73.177.xxx.xx
Fb marketplace quirk (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 7:42 AM
5 year history means - no one under age 23. It means if you were in jail for the past five years, you will not qualify, if you haven't had paid rent during C-19 - I am not the landlord that you want screening you.
If you have them same standard for everyone on a specific rental, there isn't a fair housing issue. Your decision is based on rental history, not age, not criminal background or if you received assistance during C-19 --24.101.xxx.xxx
Fb marketplace quirk (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 10:21 PM
So my lady who lived with her father the last seven years but has a good, stable job can't rent from you?
The two kids I just put in are 21 and 22. He is making $25/hr working for a utility company and she is a para with a school for the last year and a half.
None of them have five years under their belts. The first has been a good tenant. The last ones seem to be good but are just starting in my place.
Not trying to cause conflict, just trying to get my head around the 5 year rental history.
Again, I get it if the state is not allowing you to run criminal history and such. But for the other places is this what is being suggested? --107.147.xx.xxx
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