That our rental home search would almost land me in a straight jacket. Finding homes we liked has not been a problem, our problem seems to be as soon as we like before we know there is two to three more apps on the place. The first time this happened the owners realtor was honest and straight forward (it was enlightening) he didn’t want to take our app fee and run our app because he had a feeling that the owner would choose the family with out a pet. I understood and was very grateful he didn’t take our $80 for no reason. He was kind enough to mail back our voided check for peace of mind for us. If I could remember his name, I would recommend working with him. His honesty was refreshing.
With the second place we found, was a newer build, it was a bit further north but I really wanted it. Well with our realtors help we put in an app last Saturday, in reality the landlords realtor could have and should have had everything processed by end of day Monday. She didn’t and my realtor was just as frustrated with her as we were(heck she might have been more). Then they contact us to make us sign some crazy rules and regulations (like monthly property inspection by the owner, just to name one). Then she calls at 5 on Monday to tell our realtor there is another app so it will be the middle of next week before there is a decision. We didn’t have time for that or her attitude and the multitude of other bells that were going off in Mine, Casey, and our realtors head. We walked away mid-deal and lost our app fee but to wash our hands of Greter Lopez was worth it (don’t work with her).
After that decision was made on Monday, I was at my breaking point were we going to end up in another apartment. Which I so did not want but with no prospects and me reaching my breaking point. I barely slept on Monday night. I woke up on a renewed mission to look at apartments when our amazing realtor was in some training and then in the afternoon we were on a mission. My eyes had seen so many places in the past 10 days that I need some fresh eyes, so Kari came along. I found a couple of apartments that will suffice if nothing else could be found before our move out day. Then our realtor called to say that the first place we were supposed to look at wouldn’t be ready by the time we needed, so we would meet at the next place on our list.
We get there after what feels like a trek but in reality would cut the miles between Casey’s office and home in half from our current place. We get there as our realtor is pulling away, she stops to say the key isn’t on the doorknob she has to go to another place to get she will be back. Stay and she will be back, she comes back says there wasn’t a key at the location specified but she called the other realtor. He says go to this other place, which doesn’t exist. Well we were aware that there were three more units for rent in this area, so we drove to another and toured. Once inside the second, the first was in make ready stage guessing tenants had just vacated(I am not dogging anyone just saying it was ready). So we decide to tour the next door and I swear the moment the door opened on the first unit we saw, I knew we were going to be applying. Touring the second and seeing it, I called Casey and said I am putting in the app and the deposit this time. I was on my way, to get his checkbook so I could go the bank and get money orders. Yes I put in an app for a rental home sight unseen for Casey, he says he trust me.
So I ask that you please pray that we hear good news. The realtor for the owner said it all looks good so far, that she has a few thing left to check. I understand that, the weather today our current apartment complex and past ones offices didn’t open. If this one doesn’t work out you can come visit me in the loony bin, cause I will go crazy. The reality is no matter what we have to be out of here by the 28th and I haven’t packed a box since last Tuesday because of not knowing anything. We should know something by Friday at the latest, tomorrow afternoon if we are lucky. So again I ask for good thoughts. Also any tips you have for packing, tips for moving with a toddler, or any other advice I have open ears.
Unlike our previous town home, all the bedrooms are on the same floor and the living room is bug enough to meet our needs.