This is happening more NOW that there are fewer rental single family homes in the area.
Rental prospects just don’t realize that they need to come to the area to view rental homes late Wednesday afternoon and PRE-schedule viewings Thursday, Friday and sign their lease on Saturday and return home on Sunday.
If they come during the weekend ONLY, they may only be able to view large apartment complexes with on-site staff to show them model units.
Even prospects that think that a real estate agent can get them into rental homes are finding they wasted a trip and should have taken time off of their CURRENT job to view homes during the week.
These rental prospects do not realize that signing a 6-month lease in an apartment complex means they will have to move AGAIN when they find a suitable house, pay additional utility hook-up fees AND possible payt double rent for at least a month or two.
Taking 2 or 3 days off work to viewing properties during the BUSINE$$ WEEK is better than moving twice.