I wasn't sure where to put this so I put it here, mainly because I thought other families on this thread would rent like me.
Currently we live with my Dad. We are looking to rent a place but its been like 7+ years since I've rented and even then it was easy I thought. To my story...I found an awesome 3 BR apt in a 2 flat in our price range. I contacted the guy, saw the place, filled out an app, gave him my $100 ($50/person) application fee aaaand haven't heard from him! Here's the timeline...
10/22 - He listed the apt on Craigslist.
10/23 - We saw the apt.
10/24 - I emailed him my application
10/25 - I dropped off my $100 application fee in his mail box (he lives on the 1st floor of the 2 flat)
I emailed him twice, called him once, texted him once between 10/24 and 10/26 JUST to make sure he received my app & fee I left. He finally texts me evening of 10/26 saying he had to go to MI for a funeral but got my fee I left him. Ok, so I don't want to bother him while he's away.
Today, its been over a week since he texted me so I emailed him to see if he had a chance to look over the applications, as I was excited about the possibility of the apt. He has not gotten back to me. THEN I see he has listed the apt AGAIN on Craigslist just today (11/2)!! After some more searching I find he has listed the apt on 3 other rental sites!
Now I'm getting worried as he still hasn't gotten back to me. I'm worried this is a scam and he's just taking people's application fees, including mine, after listing this place on so many sites.
So, since I've not done this in so long, I'm wondering if this is all normal? Cuz I really can't stand to lose $100 and I really still want this apt. Do landlords usually take this long picking out a tenant (going on 2 weeks) and getting back to applicants? I dont' want to bother him anymore if this is all normal.
Please help, thank you!