Moving house is stressful.
It's even worse when you're looking for a place to move to, with a time limit.
Application after application is filed and you just don't hear back, or they go with someone else, or for some reason they don't want YOU in their house.
And the real estate agent treats you like a second rate citizen because you're trying to rent, rather than buy. They don't return your calls, they don't help you, they don't work with you.
It's hard, it's stressful, you have to be out of your current place because your lease expires, for your new job, for whatever reason, so you're packing and hoping that SOMEONE will accept your application.
You start out applying for the nice places, the places you want to live in, the decent areas, and then you lower your standards to the smaller places, the cheaper places, the rougher areas; and still you don't hear back.
It's beyond a joke.
To real estate agents and home owners out there, how you treat your renters will reflect on your business. I already have a list of agencies that I will NOT be purchasing a home through when I settle on an area, because they treat me so badly now when I'm trying to rent.
To renters and people looking for a home out there, do not accept that you are a second rate citizen. Do not put up with being treated badly by the real estate and owners.
They are not only working for the owners, they are working for You as well.
And don't take anything less than the best for yourself and your family.
Best Wishes; Ushinatta Koneko.
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