My friend who will be DC bound (after the election tomorrow night - we hope!) recently had occasion to peruse Craigs List listings for two bedroom apartments in District of Columbia. Here's the straight crap on apartment hunting on Craigs List...
- No Picture, No Problem - Um, it's 2008. Practically every electronic device save your remote control takes a picture. Snap some shots of your craptastic apartment before you put it up on Craigs List or I'm NOT COMING TO SEE IT.
- The Catch All Listing - Don't you love those listings that say things like, "This apartment is perfect for college students, working professionals and retirees." So basically that leaves...? Listen, if the apartment that appealed to me as a college student appeals to me as a retiree I have a VERY serious problem.
- The Judging - OK, people totally judge listings based on the furniture of the current tenant. Some apartments are so sweet you see past the use of wicker furniture indoors and actually trek to see the place - but not many. Sometimes I wish I were a deeper person.