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Mark1111
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Castanet Rentals Wanted Category

Post by Mark1111 »

So I found this interesting. I have a 2 bdr basement suite that become available, as I learned today, for Jan 1. Not really the point but supports the following question I am trying to get forum responders to comment on.

Now normally I contact my property management people and they deal with tenant placement. But just for kicks I went on Castanet and looked under Rentals – wanted.

Almost all the ads (not all, but most), suggest that I contact them for pricing.

Now exactly why should I do that? And I am not saying they all expect this, but for those that do, what a waste of your time! Why would you post an ad under this category and not disclose what your budget range is? Do you really think that I am going to call you? Really? In one particular ad the potential tenants declared that they were both professionals; have 2 black lab dogs; blah blah blah and expounded on their respective work experience durations. Great details...except for one thing...couldn’t be bothered to include what price range they were interested in.

Has this really worked for anyone?
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Troy
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Re: Castanet Rentals Wanted Category

Post by Troy »

Thanks for pointing that out. The “contact for pricing” message is the system default for the entire Rentals section. Obviously it’s not really the proper message for the Wanted subcategory in rentals. I’ll let the rest of the team know and we will check it out.

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Re: Castanet Rentals Wanted Category

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the answer is obvious.. the least amount possible... obviously you are not that motivated to rent your unit out!
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mullyman wrote:the answer is obvious.. the least amount possible... obviously you are not that motivated to rent your unit out!
He probably won't have a problem. The tough part is finding a good tenant that won't destroy it.
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We also have a small 1 bedroom suite in our house. We used to put out an ad for rent but it was a pain dealing with countless time wasters. My much wiser wife decided to go out to UBCO and put the ad up for students. This has worked out perfect. They were only here from Sept to June then we still had the place for the summer. They dont party or fool around. Rents on time and they are always busy studying. We had repeat kids. No pets no kids no hassles. Its the only way to roll.
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Mark1111
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Re: Castanet Rentals Wanted Category

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mullyman wrote:the answer is obvious.. the least amount possible... obviously you are not that motivated to rent your unit out!
My posting did not intentionally relate to whether I was or was not motivated to rent. You can assume I am, but whether you do or not is irrelevant to the point made. The question was 'why would someone post an ad requesting an tenancy contract when they would not post their spending limits'. As a landlord holding all the cards, why would I burden myself to call you? Are you special?

Troy addressed the technical concern so maybe just go home and call it a day?
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