thanks everyone! #2 is moving in this weekend. I would have chosen #1, so if shit hits the fan I will be sure and blame all of you who voted via comment and e-mail. If shit doesn't hit the fan I'll take all of the credit. That's just how I am.
This person finally moved out. And left the place smelling like one giant litter box. Yum. I've been in there getting grimy and dirty trying to desmell the place - and now it smells like a bunch of chemicals. In a litter box. Yum.
With interest rates climbing and the instability of the housing market, rentals are in demand. I listed this place on Craig's list yesterday and this morning I have multiple applications to choose from. This is where my mind begins to swim...
How do I choose the best prospective tenant? All of their references check out... All of them seem like good people...And even though I've been doing this for 5 years, it's still tough, so I want some opinions. Cast your vote in the comments...
Single guy - going through separation. Software developer. Will have part time custody of 2 cats. Has been at his job for 1 year. Makes $3,500/month. Has lived at previous apartment for 5 years. Trying to quit smoking.
Single guy - wanting to move away from Provo, Utah. Account manager for local ad company. Wants a cat. Has been at his job for 1 year. Makes $1,900/month. Has lived at previous apartment for 3 years. Works in anti-tobacco advertising, so a militant non-smoker.
Single guy - moving back to Utah from Denver. Manager at a music store. Has a yellow lab. Has been at his job for 10+years. Doesn't want to tell me how much he makes. Has lived at previous apartment for 9 months - owned home previously. Doesn't want to tell me if he is a smoker, or not.
*Apartment is townhome style 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with it's own front porch and fenced backyard. It has it's own basement for storage and features hardwood floors, a walk-in closet and a claw-foot tub. Located in funky neighborhood across from a coffee shop.