We are about 30 days from moving and we don’t yet have a renter.
That makes me very, very nervous.
But how does one really advertise for a renter today? I’m loathe to pay 10% of the rent to a realtor. Craigslist is great, but there are over 1500 rental listings per day in our county! Fifteen HUNDRED!
Does anyone read the classifieds anymore, or would that $81 five-day listing be a complete waste of money?
We’ve put up a sign, but we are in a gated community, so the only people who will see that are other residents, guests and service persons.
I live in a community that allows dogs up to 40 lbs, when most communities limit the weight to twenty. That would be a great selling point, except that the only insurance I can find specifically excludes animal liability, meaning if that dog bit someone I’d be liable and have no coverage. So, no dogs.
I wasn’t going to allow cats, either. Not so much for the liability issue, but because I am horrifyingly allergic to the cute little critters and we may have to move back in after two years. I decided tonight to allow cats, since a good friend advised me that I could get the carpets cleaned and I should be fine.
Nervous. Soooooo nervous.
What about you? Wouldn’t you like to relocate here to sunny Florida? I can get you a great deal on a terrific place!!!
It’s not time to panic yet. Not near time.
But there may come a time when I’ll take cats, dogs, snakes, or ferrets, as long as they have first, last and security.