Our area has very low unemployment so when job openings do occur, most employers have to outreach to other areas for new-hires.
This often means that would-be new-hires are coming to our area for job interviews several times and looking for suitable rental housing at the same time. I don’t mind discussing renting options via e-mail or phone, however, actually showing rental property is entirely different from showing homes for rent.
FIRST * the rental property, in a hot rental market, may well be rented by the time the prospect/new-hire will be moving;
SECOND * since I don’t take rental prospects in my car, my use as an area “tour guide” is nil so their “drive-time” toview a rental property is not worthwhile for learning about the area; and
THIRD * they have no “employer/income” source for their application process except for their current job where they may not have given notice. This completely stalls the application process until their new job is secured.
Would-be rental prospects/new-hires are better served using their time to actually get familiar with the area, learn about the schools and amenities as well as secondary job prospects for spouses or partners.....