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No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 7:47 AM
       No LL call back (by plenty [MO]) Feb 24, 2024 7:52 AM
       No LL call back (by NE [PA]) Feb 24, 2024 7:59 AM
       No LL call back (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Feb 24, 2024 8:08 AM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 8:09 AM
       No LL call back (by Ken [NY]) Feb 24, 2024 8:16 AM
       No LL call back (by Vee [OH]) Feb 24, 2024 8:16 AM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 8:46 AM
       No LL call back (by NE [PA]) Feb 24, 2024 8:50 AM
       No LL call back (by Jo [NE]) Feb 24, 2024 8:54 AM
       No LL call back (by Jim in O C [CA]) Feb 24, 2024 9:14 AM
       No LL call back (by RB [TN]) Feb 24, 2024 9:59 AM
       No LL call back (by Still Learning [NH]) Feb 24, 2024 10:13 AM
       No LL call back (by zero [IN]) Feb 24, 2024 10:22 AM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 10:33 AM
       No LL call back (by MC [PA]) Feb 24, 2024 11:08 AM
       No LL call back (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 24, 2024 11:24 AM
       No LL call back (by Sisco [MO]) Feb 24, 2024 12:11 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 12:31 PM
       No LL call back (by Allym [NJ]) Feb 24, 2024 12:32 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 12:45 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 12:46 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 12:47 PM
       No LL call back (by Small potatoes [NY]) Feb 24, 2024 1:20 PM
       No LL call back (by Sisco [MO]) Feb 24, 2024 2:07 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 24, 2024 2:20 PM
       No LL call back (by RB [TN]) Feb 24, 2024 2:40 PM
       No LL call back (by Still Learning [NH]) Feb 24, 2024 6:10 PM
       No LL call back (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 24, 2024 6:42 PM
       No LL call back (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 24, 2024 6:54 PM
       No LL call back (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 24, 2024 9:08 PM
       No LL call back (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 25, 2024 7:30 PM
       No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Feb 26, 2024 8:30 AM
       No LL call back (by paul v [NY]) Feb 26, 2024 7:26 PM

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No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 7:47 AM
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I showed a room to a young graduate student who had just come here from the Middle East. She said she would like to move in by March 1. I asked about her present living situation, and she told me that she lived in a three-bedroom apartment a few streets away that one of the roommates had left, and now the remainder of the rent was forced upon the two remaining students, as it was jointly and severally responsible

She said that her landlord would allow her to move out of the apartment if she found a room by March 1. I took her application and I called ďSarahĒ who is the landlord to get some information. I placed this call three days ago. I heard nothing from Sara all day. The next day I called again, as I feel, itís important for her to verify everything that I was told, I left a message, and again nothing. On the assessors database, the owner of the house is not Sara, but evidently Sara is the owners daughter who takes care of the property.

Yesterday, I finally got the ownerís number and I called him. I asked him if he was the owner of such and such house and he said yes. I told him I was trying to reach Sara for a landlord verification, and he said ďyes, that is my daughterď he then said I will call her at work. I still have heard nothing from either Sara or her father.

Time is getting short, and I need to give this young girl an answer. I really believe her story as I canít imagine she is savvy enough to make all this up. I have her college transcripts and her work papers. Sheís young and sweet and is quite upset about, what had gone on and I really believe her.

Iím frustrated because as a landlord, I would have responded quickly however, not all landlords are that conscientious or might not even care. Who knows I may hear from her today or I might not. But I think Iím just going to move forward at this point and give her the room. Any thoughts?

--68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 7:52 AM
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Sometimes that's the right move. Guy feeling. I'd just go with it. --172.56.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 7:59 AM
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Time is running short for her, not for you. If everything else checks out, charge her an extra deposit due to not being able to verify this particular info. --24.152.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:08 AM
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I'd be in no hurry. The "sweetest" are often the worst. --64.246.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:09 AM
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Yes, I am definitely going to rent it to her. I definitely believe her and I donít understand why these people donít call back. If one of my kids were managing my rentals, I would be pretty upset that they were nonresponsive.

Yes gut feelings are important. She is so young and is anxious about moving. I canít imagine she would be a problem or not pay her rent. So the university is always a good place to reach out if there are any issues. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:16 AM
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the owner has no incentive to call you back,he may be happy you are taking her,you sound like you might be allowing her problem to become your problem --71.217.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:16 AM
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Trying to push a square block into a round hole takes a lot of extra effort, you have the frustration to prove it and some of us have also tried this before learning how many square blocks there are when we have a round hole. One thing for sure is February 30 and 31 there will be no time wasters visiting, and the mobile phone networks will not be blamed. Likely to resume on March 1st lasting after the National IQ test in November. Drink some cool clear water, a better applicant will be along soon if you raise the price. --184.59.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:46 AM
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So, Iím just wondering, if you all have present and previous landlord information on your rental applications, and you call them both, and you get no response, does that mean you necessarily would not rent to the person who is applying for your rental?

I have rented to lots of good people with no previous landlord responses. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:50 AM
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Jo, it depends. If I want them and I canít get a hold of the previous landlords, I will charge them a double deposit if everything checks out. If I donít want them for whatever reason, then I will use this to my advantage. --174.240.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [NE]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 8:54 AM
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NE thatís a good idea. I already charge one and a half months rent but I suppose I could charge two full months at this point. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 9:14 AM
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Increase the security deposit and explain the reason, not your problem but your new tenants problem. --23.162.xx.xx




No LL call back (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 9:59 AM
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You're on the right track, keep moving forward.

Sara is the problem here, probably lacking the maturity

to call ya back. --69.130.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 10:13 AM
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I had one like that last fall. It took over a week to get hold of 1 landlord. The prospective tenant was working it too. I was almost ready to go ahead without a reference but held firm and eventually got one. Some work around since I canít take more than one months rent are: get bank statements, venmo records to see on time payments. Use a co-singer and/or inspect current place for cleanliness and damage. --170.151.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 10:22 AM
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Sounds to me like Sara has no reason to call you, besides being polite and professional. She is about to lose a tenant.

Could be that she is hoping you don't take a good tenant from her. Could be that she makes the same if she calls or doesn't call.

Could be that she is so busy with her day job that she can't find the time to get back with you.

Could be that she is just lazy.

Everything else checks out for you. You know that she is the correct contact so the applicant isn't telling stories.

Rent away would be what I would do. --107.147.xx.xx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 10:33 AM
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Thanks for all your feedback. I canít call the previous landlord as she is from Iran and I would have a hard time probably trying to find them.

As far as a cosigner again, her family is in Iran, and the only place I could probably fall back on is at the University.

By experience, graduate students from other countries tend to be more respectful, donít cause any issues, and study a lot. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 11:08 AM
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What does the credit look like? You can tell the potential T that "Sarah" has not called back. Have you seen her current place? Is it trashed or clean? --73.230.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 11:24 AM
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If the manager is young, college age, she does not check her voice mail and she sees you have called but doesn't know your number, so she won't call you back.

You could have asked her father what was going on with the rental, He should have at least a vague idea so he could have verified the story, even if he didn't know what the girl is like as a roommate. He would know if the rent was paid and he would know about major destruction,

She can pay your full rent all by herself, but can not pay half rent to stay where she is?

I don't take applicants who do not have a landlord reference. However, if you really want to verify her story, go over and knock on the door and talk to the other roommate, and perhaps talk to any neighbors who are available. You can learn a lot that way. --76.178.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:11 PM
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Maybe Sarah doesnít want to lie about her dealings with her tenants. If she tells you the truth, she wonít be able to be rid of them.

If you must proceed, be sure to get bank statements and In home inspection. --149.76.xxx.x




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:31 PM
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Oregon, the room rental price on her present apartment is $600. Itís a three bedroom so that would be $1800 rent, 600 per student. One of the students left so that meant that she and the remaining student would have to pay an extra $300 more a month apiece to cover the cost of, the roommate that vacated so now the rent would be $900.

She didnít want to do that, and I understand, and if her landlord gave her an ďoutď, she wanted to take it. I am going to contact her and tell her that I have still not heard from her landlord and see what she could do about having her call me however, some landlords just donít care, and I donít know what the case is here.

When I spoke with the father, it seemed like he had no idea what was going on. However, I told him the problem I was having about no return calls, and it wouldíve been nice if he had assured me of the situation however, I never did received a call back.

--68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:32 PM
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Yeah go ahead it's OK. I'm a hobby psychic. Does she have a cosigner? If she's from Dubai they are loaded. I have a friend there who just works there and they are even well taken care of. --173.61.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:45 PM
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Well, I bit the bullet and I decided to call again. There were two separate numbers, so I called the first one and left a voice message. I called the second one that I called yesterday and his son answered. His son did say that the father and daughter were both involved in the rental, he owns it, and it seems she manages , so I have no idea how involved he is in the dealings with tenants.

He gave me his dadís cell phone number and I just called and left a message.

Iíll wait and see, at this pointÖÖ.

--68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:46 PM
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Sisco, I have her acceptance letter from the local University, which shows what her income is for her graduate studies. I donít have bank statements, I donít think sheís been here that long and Iím not sure if she even has a bank account. However, itís something I could look into, but usually with graduate students from different countries, the offer letter has always worked for me. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 12:47 PM
Message:

Oregon, the rent for the room I have is the same price as she was paying, $600. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 1:20 PM
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Did you ever stop to think that it's winter break on a long weekend and Sarah is probably off the clock and getting some r&r? --172.59.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 2:07 PM
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Jo, call her advisor. --149.76.xxx.x




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 2:20 PM
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Success!! Sara called me back. She gave me a good review for this girl. She affirmed exactly what the graduate student said that she could be let out of her lease early if she found something.

The owner said she always paid rent on time, and that the apartment was always immaculate. Looks like itís ago!

Small potatoes, well, no, I did not consider that but thank you for bringing it to my attention. Maybe I operate differently. I usually respond quickly, but then again, everyone is different. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 2:40 PM
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BINGO ! --69.130.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 6:10 PM
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Glad it worked without compromising on your process. --170.151.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 6:42 PM
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Jo,

Congrats on staying the course of good screening!

Don't forget the In Home Visit!

Some foreign folks leave dense cooking odors.

Your previous responses were all emotional, not factual.

Never ever NEVER trust your gut to allow someone into your investment, esp when there are plenty of other students. That can be fatal. Only trust your gut when something is telling you NO, something in not right.

True, very few LLs will call back or give a references.

It is not MY job to force-qualify them my my efforts, it's THEIR job to prove they qualify.

This screening stuff used to be easier and a small gap in info could be overlooked because most folks were honest, but times have changed. We MUST be more diligent than ever.

Stay strong and protect your investments!

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 6:54 PM
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PS

Young people don't do voicemail. Even *I* don't do voicemail.

I'll bet she never heard your messages.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2024 9:08 PM
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There is one thing for sure about the human race, they will lie and deceive. Do not just take peoples words for anything. Go put eyes on her current apartment and check the condition. Also check everything else out that you possibly can. In animals we trust, in all others we must verify. --76.129.xxx.xx




No LL call back (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 25, 2024 7:30 PM
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Can you cross reference who the owner is using the state's GIS system to see if the owners name matches up with the name that was provided to you? --24.101.xxx.xxx




No LL call back (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Feb 26, 2024 8:30 AM
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Ray, yes, everything checked out. --68.191.xx.xxx




No LL call back (by paul v [NY]) Posted on: Feb 26, 2024 7:26 PM
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I don't call back,...ever since I got sued by a tenant because I gave a bad report, ( the landlord assured me He wouldn't tell that tenant that I gave a negative report,..but did)

Tenant got a free lawyer and although I won, it cost me 11k in lawyer bills. --24.34.xxx.xxx



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