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This Always Make Me Laugh (by Me [CA]) Jan 10, 2019 1:08 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Me [CA]) Jan 10, 2019 1:11 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by DJ [VA]) Jan 10, 2019 2:24 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Chris [PA]) Jan 10, 2019 3:02 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Salernitana [CA]) Jan 10, 2019 3:27 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 10, 2019 3:57 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by MikeA [TX]) Jan 10, 2019 6:56 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by JB [OR]) Jan 10, 2019 7:00 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by WMH [NC]) Jan 11, 2019 4:44 AM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Mary [MI]) Jan 11, 2019 7:17 AM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 11, 2019 11:11 AM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by WMH [NC]) Jan 11, 2019 11:17 AM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Barb [MO]) Jan 11, 2019 12:06 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by JB [OH]) Jan 11, 2019 12:11 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by LisaFL [FL]) Jan 11, 2019 1:06 PM
       This Always Make Me Laugh (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 15, 2019 4:55 AM


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This Always Make Me Laugh (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 1:08 PM
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I'm watching a house for rent post on FB. There have been at least 50 responses. It never fails, someone always asks "is the price negotiable?" They're having to beat applicants off with a broom, what in the world makes you think the price would never be negotiable? lol

--47.149.xx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 1:11 PM
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Oops! I meant ever be negotiable, not never be. --47.149.xx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 2:24 PM
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Reply: "Well, maybe - how much more do you want to pay?" ; ) --68.10.xxx.x




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Chris [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 3:02 PM
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Absolutely. Will rent to highest and best offer. --100.6.xx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 3:27 PM
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Indeed, it boggles the mind when many applicants are practically climbing over each other to rent a place, and some offbeat applicant asks whether the rent can be lowered. For me, it immediately outs the person as someone to cross off my eligibility list. --107.142.xxx.xx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 3:57 PM
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for us we got that a lot. My stock answer was to add 100.00 and watch the puzzled look. My next reply was something along the lines of: "You asked me if I could do better and I just did...for me.

They sometimes get snarky and the interview is ended right there. this is for the ones I see in person. For those that ask this on the phone or text I just say/write "no" and hang up or not reply. --74.105.xxx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 6:56 PM
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HGTV generation. I've seen a number of shows where they hire someone to find them a place to live and of course they always try and negotiate with the landlord on price. Uh, that only works when the market is very soft. --50.26.xx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 7:00 PM
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I don't blame them for trying. Rents are outrageous and many are struggling. I'd try it myself... --24.20.xxx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 4:44 AM
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JB/OR but it's on FB. If you are getting tons of inquiries at full price and then one that says "Negotiable?" it makes one question that person's smarts...line after line of "Interested!" and then "Negotiable?" stands out like a sore thumb.

My stock answer is "No thank you." I have stuck with my pledge to never say "Sorry" about a rental for over a year now. --50.82.xxx.xx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Mary [MI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 7:17 AM
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And then there are those that knock the place to get a better deal. The more I said NO the more she knocked the place and she thought that would work for her. --68.32.xxx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 11:11 AM
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Except they don't know you're getting a bunch of inquiries do they? I don't knock them for asking.

I've had them ask and I've said no.

I had one ask for a $50 reduction in exchange for a two year lease. I agreed to a $25 reduction and did the two year lease. So it helped him to ask. It's easy to politely say no. In some cultures it's very common so I consider that as well. --216.186.xxx.xx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 11:17 AM
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Lisa/FL, yes they do. If it's on FB, the comment thread gets very long with "INTERESTED!" comments and "IS THIS STILL AVAILABLE?" and then along comes, "Is it negotiable?" and it stands out like a sore thumb. --50.82.xxx.xx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 12:06 PM
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Iíve been giggling/shaking my head at the people who message me and want to rent but there is no way they can afford it.

Earns $900 per month, looking at rent of $650 plus utilities.

Ummm, really? --64.251.xxx.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by JB [OH]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 12:11 PM
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YES, We can go higher! --24.123.x.xxx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 1:06 PM
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WMH,

Ok I get it now. I read FB and my brain thought Zillow/Craigslist.

I guess I couldn't fathom someone doing that on a listing with a lot of inquiries. It wouldn't crack me up-more so make me shake my head. That would be a pretty dumb inquiry......I can't afford your house so can you lower the rent for me even though you have a lot of other inquiries.....what am I your Grandmother? --216.186.xxx.xx




This Always Make Me Laugh (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2019 4:55 AM
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I don't blame them for trying to get a better price, but trying to do that without first looking at the place doesn't give me a solid warm and fuzzy about the lead --72.23.xxx.xx



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