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Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« on: October 13, 2015, 10:28:00 AM »
Hey,

I have two spare bedrooms that I would be looking to rent out. Initially I had a few people that were interested in renting it, but in the past few weeks their circumstances have changed (one got laid off and is moving in with his parents to save money, another got a job offer in a different part of the city so isn't wanting to add to his commute) and I would like to list the rooms on Craig's List.

Has anyone here done so before? Do you have any advice on how best to do so? Are there other ways that you would recommend trying to rent out the rooms? I go to a church and have listed it on a FB page that the church has for people looking to move in and haven't received much notice.

I can afford making payments, but I would like to have at least one person move in because it is really quiet otherwise and of course, because I would like to collect the rental income. Thank you!

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 11:15:30 AM »
I would put out the word to friends and co-workers that you are looking for a roommate.  Word of mouth can be really great in situations like this. 

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 12:42:34 PM »
Thanks, yeah I have done this as well. A few friends came to look at it but both are currently living in slightly better situations (either closer to work or already moved in) and I know a few people that might look closer to when their lease expires, but I haven't yet found anyone that is actively interested in moving (lease about to end or unhappy with current situation).

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 03:00:03 PM »
I have rented a room from someone who listed it on CL. He posted several photos of the room, interior, exterior, listed all amenities. When I contacted him, he replied with a photo of himself, what he does for a living, schedule, house rules, hobbies, etc. A lot of listings in that area were specific, such as female-only, male-only, pet-friendly, etc.

I have listed my condo rentals on CL with photos and a clear, concise description. If the caller didn't read it properly, can't speak clearly, is asking for a deal, etc. etc., those are red flags.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2015, 03:06:52 PM »
I have rented a room from someone who listed it on CL. He posted several photos of the room, interior, exterior, listed all amenities. When I contacted him, he replied with a photo of himself, what he does for a living, schedule, house rules, hobbies, etc. A lot of listings in that area were specific, such as female-only, male-only, pet-friendly, etc.

I have listed my condo rentals on CL with photos and a clear, concise description. If the caller didn't read it properly, can't speak clearly, is asking for a deal, etc. etc., those are red flags.

You just described half of CL's user base, lol. Usually my post states price of rent in the first sentence. Without fail I get the people who ask me not once, not twice, but three to four times on the phone. Usually by that time I thank them and move on.

Then there's the people who want to tear down a wall, put in a fence, bring their own appliances, want a discount because they can't afford it or want to pay me in Jet Ski's or some combination of eggs, apples, and Jet Ski's. It doesn't really bother me anymore, I just laugh at it.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 04:23:09 PM »
I rented the extra room in my house out for a little over a year, tenant recently moved out at my request ($$ was nice but starting annoy me). I found the person on Craigslist and rented the room all bills paid, flat rate because it was easier for me (incl wifi too), I built all of this into the price.

I put up photos of their room, bathroom and a couple of the living room. I listed all amenities and gave little descriptions of myself, bf and our pets so they would know what the situation was like. Ruled out a few people bc I did not like them when we met, but they also did not follow up so apparently the feeling was mutual! The regs on fair housing are more flexible for roommates than straight up landlords (from my understanding, I'm not a lawyer).

It as pretty simple but it also got old after a while!

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 04:36:36 PM »
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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2015, 01:24:32 PM »
Then there's the people who want a discount because they can't afford it or want to pay me in Jet Ski's or some combination of eggs, apples, and Jet Ski's.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 01:29:16 PM »
Former co-worker came in to help with something and asked about my place. He has a son around my age that lives with him (lives very close to my place) who's in law school and he mentioned his son might be interested. I like his son and wouldn't mind him living with me if he's interested, so maybe that could work out. I can afford living on my own, but would prefer to get at least one roommate. The rental income will go towards either paying down my mortgage sooner, or to Vanguard.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 04:17:31 PM »
For those who've rented rooms on CL: do you ask them to take on renter's insurance or do you add anything to your home's insurance to account for the renter?

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 07:32:38 PM »
I told mine to get renters insurance.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 03:02:58 AM »
Do those of you who've rented rooms on CL do this on the side or line item this with the IRS as extra income? There is a lot to think about with this whole room rental thing...

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 06:31:15 AM »
Lease: You need a well-written lease. Check to see if there are any special laws governing rentals in your location; if so, be extra careful. If not, you can buy a lease for your state from Nolo.

Taxes: You report rental income on your taxes. You get to deduct expenses, including depreciation of the part of the house that you rent out.

Insurance: Depending on your state and carrier, your insurance may cover you for up to two roommates (boarders). If you have this coverage, it would be for your liability (in case one of them trips and falls), not their stuff (in case of fire/theft).

Finding tenants: Screen, screen, screen. Did I mention screening?

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2015, 07:03:04 PM »
I had people print out their free credit report and give it to me. If a room is only $500/month, it would be very reasonable to ask for first month and deposit before they move in. If they can't come up with the money, then I wouldn't do it.

The benefit is that you can deny someone for pretty any reason because you are living in the same dwelling. This makes it easier to earn extra money without much compromise. I would do a month to month lease, but give the person 45 days to find a new place if it's not working out. Laws might be different in different states. 

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2015, 01:41:57 PM »
BeardedMan (thank you for the laugh!) and electriceagle nailed it.  I rented out my 2nd bedroom in a condo via Craigslist for what is probably 50-100$ under market value, but I had a ton of responses because of it.  I made it very clear the type of person I expected (young professional), along with detailed pictures of the room and common area.  After sorting through utterly ridiculous offers from people who had trouble constructing a full sentence, I invited 3 separate people to view the condo.  The person I offered the room to is still living with me almost 2 years later.  Screening people was worth its weight in gold and I am perfectly fine sacrificing the 50$ or so a month in potential rent gain to live with someone that I get along with and respects the home. 

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 03:30:25 AM »
You can post ads about your room on Facebook. Its really an effective way and can help you reach almost all your friends at once. Don't forget to post images and other details about the room.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2015, 10:42:40 AM »
A few years back I found a room to rent (live in, not rent out) through Craigslist.  I was skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a pretty good situation.  The guys I lived with were great, and I still hang out with them.  I bought a house about a year and a half later, and the person they replaced me with was also found on Craigslist.  She's also worked out really well for them.

So, despite my initial skepticism (and I would advise continued skepticism) the 2 situations I'm aware of actually worked out really well.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2015, 03:41:50 PM »
When I previously owned a single family house, I rented out two bedrooms. I found certain keys after screening over 50 people in the span of three years.  Hopefully these ideas will help you.

1) Make sure to carefully research the comparables for similar rentals offered in your area. Know your competition.
2) Decide early on before advertising if you want to furnish or unfurnish the room. You will attract different types of renters if furnished.
3) Screen prospective renters during set times that are convenient for you. E.g. by appointment only on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
4) Always ask for employment income and savings details. Some may not want to provide you with bank account statements, but don't you want to know if the renter is financially responsible?
5) Require credit references. Require they pay you for the credit check. Do not allow them to provide one b/c it can be photoshopped and edited.
6) Ask what was their current and previous housing situations. Why are they seeking your current room? You can learn a lot about how they 'tell' their story. Listen carefully for the non-verbal clues. Most prospects will say they love your place, how they are meticulous, clean, etc. Make sure to ask about their lifestyle too. You can't discriminate due to their lifestyle, religion, gender, but you can say no smokers, no drug use, no parties, no pets, no overnight guests, etc.
7) Carefully assess the rules you want in place. What will be shared? Utilities? Internet? Storage? Laundry on-site? Parking? Kitchen use? Backyard? Based on these you can craft house rules to help promote a safe and peaceful rental environment.
8) Will you have security cameras outside of the property so you can monitor the tenants and promote safety?
9) Will you live in the same property? And if not, how often will you visit and inspect the property?
10) Will you want month-to-month or a one year lease? How much security deposit will you require?

In the end, I've used Craigslist to advertise rentals with good results. However, exercise a healthy dose of skepticism and be careful screening your potential renters. Keep posting your updates.

Stay positive and good luck! Cheers! :)

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2015, 03:49:34 PM »
Another thing, don't know if you prefer 'commuters' who just need the room to sleep in or locals who need a place seven days a week. I've found commuters are often better renters b/c they will not cook, have guests, have pets, and generally just want a peaceful and safe room to temporarily call home. Commuters are largely influenced by your location and the employers in area. My property was in Silicon Valley and there is an abundance of highly skilled tech workers and commuters requiring a room. Again prices are quite high here (in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Cupertino, San Jose etc) compared to the rest of the country. But these rental prices fall short compared to San Francisco which has far greater demand.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 08:46:04 AM »
If there is a local university, graduate students are usually great tenants.  They usually are serious students who want a quiet place to live, and are more mature than undergraduates.  You could post advertisements at the university.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 09:00:25 AM »
For seven years, I rented out bedrooms while living in my home. Initially word of mouth was enough, but when that dried up, I moved to CraigsList. By then, I was getting one month security deposits (yes, I went without initially, which didn't bite me too much except for having a roommate move out with about 6 days notice.) Soon I started using SmartMove.com to screen tenants. They pay the $35, which proves they are serious, and then you see their credit (and background) check. I can't recommend that enough.

Since you're living there, exercise your right as this is a shared living situation. Be picky! Trust your gut. If someone seems weird in the first 45 minutes of meeting them, you don't want to find out what they are like in your home for six months!

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 09:06:00 AM »
Ok, so I found a tenant, his lease is expiring on Sunday and he would like to move in that day. He paid $35 for a background check, which I am currently having run. He has shown 2 paystubs showing that he's earning more than treble the rent and I have no bad vibes from him.

The main concern is that he said he doesn't have first month's rent and last month's rent (security deposit). He emailed last night apologizing, he said he tried to find the money but really wants to move in and said that's willing to can pay first month's plus $200 towards last moth's and then on the 15th of November pay  second month's and another $200 and then on Dec 15th pay off the remainder. I think this seems reasonable, especially if I put it in writing on the lease.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 10:00:07 AM »
200 is fine for a room deposit, if everything else adds up.

But.

Why does someone with 3x rent not have a month of rent extra?  Was he evicted for non payment? Has huge child support?  Quits or gets fired from jobs a lot? 

If you are satisfied with the answer, ok.
Fyi. I had tenants who lost jobs quickly and often, despite looking good at first. I did not do my checks well enough.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 01:03:39 PM »
Ok, so I found a tenant, his lease is expiring on Sunday and he would like to move in that day. He paid $35 for a background check, which I am currently having run. He has shown 2 paystubs showing that he's earning more than treble the rent and I have no bad vibes from him.

The main concern is that he said he doesn't have first month's rent and last month's rent (security deposit). He emailed last night apologizing, he said he tried to find the money but really wants to move in and said that's willing to can pay first month's plus $200 towards last moth's and then on the 15th of November pay  second month's and another $200 and then on Dec 15th pay off the remainder. I think this seems reasonable, especially if I put it in writing on the lease.

Red flags. I fell for this one from a hospital nurse. She gave me a sad cancer story, showed some cleavage, pouty lips. Being a first time landlord I fell for it.
Either return the $35 or absorb it as a short term loss for long term gain.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2015, 11:32:19 AM »
Perhaps if they have a security deposit with their current living arrangement, and expect to have that returned? Because when that happens, they'd have all the money you require for your deposit... and how they answer that question could tell you a lot.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 11:39:54 AM »
Yeah, that's another thing, he claims where he's living didn't request a security deposit and it was an informal no lease, cash only, living arrangement. Oh well, I'm going on vacation this week and I'll post it again over the weekend so that I can start getting more applicants. Besides FB and Craig'slist, are there additional places you would recommend listing the room? Thanks!

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2015, 11:57:04 AM »
Yeah, that's another thing, he claims where he's living didn't request a security deposit and it was an informal no lease, cash only, living arrangement. Oh well, I'm going on vacation this week and I'll post it again over the weekend so that I can start getting more applicants. Besides FB and Craig'slist, are there additional places you would recommend listing the room? Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2015, 10:28:50 AM »
Yeah, that's another thing, he claims where he's living didn't request a security deposit and it was an informal no lease, cash only, living arrangement. Oh well, I'm going on vacation this week and I'll post it again over the weekend so that I can start getting more applicants. Besides FB and Craig'slist, are there additional places you would recommend listing the room? Thanks!

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2015, 01:19:24 AM »
Perhaps if they have a security deposit with their current living arrangement, and expect to have that returned? Because when that happens, they'd have all the money you require for your deposit... and how they answer that question could tell you a lot.

Do you get security deposit returned the day you move out?  Here it's sent within 30 days, with an itemized list of deductions.
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2015, 01:55:37 AM »
You can post ads about your room on Facebook. Its really an effective way and can help you reach almost all your friends at once. Don't forget to post images and other details about the room.
It's easier to ignore and not respond to random people you don't know rather than "friends" on facebook

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 11:12:21 AM »
Perhaps if they have a security deposit with their current living arrangement, and expect to have that returned? Because when that happens, they'd have all the money you require for your deposit... and how they answer that question could tell you a lot.

Do you get security deposit returned the day you move out?  Here it's sent within 30 days, with an itemized list of deductions.

Same here - if a candidate was otherwise qualified, good vibes, and confident they were getting a full security deposit back from a previous lease, then it might be worth considering, in the OP's situation. Yes, they'd have to wait to get the security deposit until it was returned, and I understand why most would make the safer choice not to accept that candidate, but the point is that you'd learn a bit about a candidate in such a case.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2015, 11:18:57 AM »
Perhaps if they have a security deposit with their current living arrangement, and expect to have that returned? Because when that happens, they'd have all the money you require for your deposit... and how they answer that question could tell you a lot.

Do you get security deposit returned the day you move out?  Here it's sent within 30 days, with an itemized list of deductions.

Same here - if a candidate was otherwise qualified, good vibes, and confident they were getting a full security deposit back from a previous lease, then it might be worth considering, in the OP's situation. Yes, they'd have to wait to get the security deposit until it was returned, and I understand why most would make the safer choice not to accept that candidate, but the point is that you'd learn a bit about a candidate in such a case.

I might have made an exception if this was the case, but then I would fully expect the prospective tenant to say so. In my eyes, there were some worrying signs that I wasn't really willing to risk
a. Not able to pay a security deposit, willing to pay it over time but unable to
b. Bad credit, around 580 with two bad debts and other credit card debt
c. Needed to move on the 1st

None of these would have stopped me, c is the least worrying as things can come up but I would like to have gotten a more concrete answer. Basically his previous place was a handshake cash-only deal and the guy wanted him out by the end of the month because he is having his girlfriend move in. This could be true, but it could easily be more of a situation where the guy was forcing him out. I could call that person, but with a and b I didn't think it was worthwhile.

Has anyone had experience calling previous landlords, especially non-professional ones? Do they tell the truth?

Also I"m going to work on a new Craigslist's ad, would you be willing to look at it and let me know what you think. I think there are many details I left out Here is the old one. One mistake I made is that I linked my account to a personal email. I recently created a gmail account that I will use solely for renting. The first two pictures were taken by me, the other three are directly from the listing agent's.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/roo/5285087857.html

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2015, 11:46:23 AM »
I used to rent out a room.  Over the years I had about 6 different roommates from Craigslist.  4 were awesome and we are still friends to this day.  The other two were ok, but bailed on me without giving any notice, and left minor damage to boot.  This put me in a bit of bind because I had to rush to fill the space, and still pay the mortgage.

Bottom line, even if they seem nice, or if you know them already, still put a formal lease in place that requires notice.  Also, require a deposit no matter what!

Also, be very picky!  This person is going to be living with you in your home, will have access to your stuff, and affect your personal space.  Don't feel obligated to say yes right off the bat . . . as others have mentioned, if you get a weird vibe, move on.  Take your time and screen several applicants. 

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2015, 12:54:31 PM »
I would lead with a better picture - while honesty in photos is important, I think the blinds all over and the string/wire hanging down just screams "run-down" - and then I see lovely photos further down the line. Is the screen a window that opens or screen door? Can it be opened for a better photo?

With shared living arrangements, I put in a lot more "requirements" - what you're looking for in a tenant and what will make them a good match for this living arrangement.

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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2015, 07:48:49 PM »
I have had two roommates in my current house, both from Craigslist, including one who just moved in about a month ago. The first time I listed it I got a lot of applicants I didn't feel comfortable with, and rejected them. It's your space, and you don't want to be holed up in your room avoiding someone!!

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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2015, 08:26:52 AM »
I would lead with a better picture - while honesty in photos is important, I think the blinds all over and the string/wire hanging down just screams "run-down" .

I have to agree.  Fixing up the ceiling tiles and position the blinds levelled out will go a long way.

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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2015, 09:39:10 AM »
If they don't have enough for the deposit there will come a day when they won't have enough for the rent. Don't ask me how I know this.

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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2015, 09:50:08 AM »
Has anyone had experience calling previous landlords, especially non-professional ones? Do they tell the truth?

The advice that I have seen is to call the landlord of their previous rental.  There's a chance the current one will might lie just to get them out of there, whereas an old landlord doesn't have a horse in the race.

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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2015, 07:11:38 AM »
I would lead with a better picture - while honesty in photos is important, I think the blinds all over and the string/wire hanging down just screams "run-down" .

I have to agree.  Fixing up the ceiling tiles and position the blinds levelled out will go a long way.

+2 I'd drop that picture completely until you fix those items. Your other pics are great. Personally would want some brief background info about the other house occupant(s) before I even considered responding (e.g. professional couple or quiet male professional or whatever). "Garage spot available for additional fee" strikes me as nickel and diming, but maybe that's common in your area; maybe consider stating the garage fee outright. You also don't appear to mention anything about whether you consider pets or not.
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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2015, 07:11:29 AM »
ALWAYS call current and previous (in case current one lies to get rid of him) landlord for references.  And visit where they currently live to see the condition that they will keep your home. 

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2015, 12:44:04 PM »
I don't want to rent to someone with a child, I can't find any rules that would prohibit me from renting to someone in my house (different story if it was for an apartment or house), but should I specifically state that?

I'm working on the wording for a new ad and going to include, "Looking for a quiet professional single male."

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2015, 12:47:45 PM »
Here is the wording on a new ad that I would like to list. Please let me know if you recommend that I change anything. How do you handle pets? I would love to have someone that has a well-behaved dog that's under 20 pounds (association rules), but do you charge extra or have an extra security deposit required?


Iím looking for a quiet, professional male interested in living in a beautiful lakeview bedroom. One dog under 20 pounds is allowed, subject to my approval and with an additional security deposit for damages. Cats are not allowed.

Rent includes access to a washer/dryer unit, a private bathroom with whirlpool, garage spot, access to the kitchen and living room, and free Wifi. Location is ideal as the neighborhood is quiet and only minutes away from both Rosedale and downtown Minneapolis. The Room is unfurnished.

I'm quick to respond to inquiries, please contact me to schedule a viewing or to get more information. Will require a background and credit check, as well as first and last monthís rent prior to moving in.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2015, 09:05:51 PM »
The best picture is the bathroom for sure. The room looks horrible as others have mentioned...so definitely get a new picture asap. All the pictures just look old and disassociated for some reason... you can't go in and take a round a good pictures? What is the 2nd picture even suppose to show?

Sorry if it sounds harsh.

I would be more direct in my wording, for example:

"I would prefer a year's lease, but am willing to have a month-to-month lease." I would change to: Applicants who are looking for 1 yr leases will be given first priority.

Just keep it simply and focused.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2015, 09:15:08 AM »
I put wording in that shorter leases can be negotiated - and when I've been asked for them, I've increased the rent (i.e. $550 instead of $500.) I'd include in a very obvious way "this is for a shared living arrangement" and be clear about what you're looking for and will not allow (but not so specific that everyone that is a reasonable match disqualifies themselves.)

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2015, 12:11:51 PM »
I just had a lady email me, she has a 7 year old and would like to take a look at the place. This is off the older ad, haven't yet put the new ad on there.

I don't want anyone with a child, what is the best way to tell the lady?

For the new ad, I am going to add that I'm looking for a single male without children. Any ideas on how best to say this? Should I just say that no children allowed?

From what I understand, as this is my primary residence, I am allowed to state these rules. Has anyone else had this come up with renting a spare bedroom?

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2015, 01:08:08 PM »
You are correct - shared living arrangements fall outside the laws concerning equal opportunity housing. Put specifics in your ad. Respond to the woman that you are not looking to rent out the room to more than one person.

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Re: Listing a bedroom on Craig's List
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2015, 01:28:55 PM »
You are correct - shared living arrangements fall outside the laws concerning equal opportunity housing. Put specifics in your ad. Respond to the woman that you are not looking to rent out the room to more than one person.

Thanks, I have just done so. I appreciate your help.