There is a quote attributed to Henry Ford when he was asked if a customer could pick the color of his new Model T * Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.
That pretty well sums up our area rental selection mid-way through this year's rental season. Choices are NOT HARD because they are very FEW!.
I showed a home last week to a couple who said they would "get back to me". They e-mailed me yesterday that they would like to go forward; unfortunately, the home they were interested in has RENTED and the new residents are moving in this weekend.
Just as many buyers want to see EVERYTHING in their price range, rental prospects who want to see EVERYTHING OUT THERE for RENT are having an EASIER time * there is not so much to spend their time looking at on our current rental market.
There are less than 100 listings on our local Craigslist listing roll and 20% of those listings are 30 minutes away and in a different area code.
Blinking their eyes and shaking their heads, they are putting in multiple offers for rental homes. I just ask they provide a check for their deposit AND first full month's rent with their applications. When scheduling a viewing, I suggest they come with their completed applications and checkbook.