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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kiwee, Jul 14, 2012.
PLEASE HELP! If you know anyone that wants to live in burnaby close to bcit PLEASE TELL THEM!
Maybe the monthly rent $ your boyfriend is asking for is too high? I know for a fact that people scour craigslist constantly. I once posted an ad at 1 AM and got multiple reply emails within 15 minutes.
Basically what I'm saying is, if the duplex looks nice and the location is desirable, then your bf is probably asking for too high of a price..... just something to think about?
How much is he asking for? And what is included in the rent?
He has to be reasonable with the price. People are always looking to rent, just like me but finding something reasonable is hard especially when a lot of people don't have much money.
make your ad more pleasant to read and take nice pictures
Well he's asking for $560 + Hydro...(depending on the usage it can go up as high as $20 the last time he talked about it) The rent covers a furnish twin bed + dresser, room is private with your own keys. Shared bathroom, living and kitchen. The cost also covers the in suite laundry...There is a garage that's meant for one car which is cover into the cost..but it's a first come first serve bases.
EDIT: Forgot to add..I've walked from BCIT to the duplex, depending on which building the person is in, it'll take about 10-15 min to walk to the house. It's on Canada way, that's why I told my boyfriend not to push the cost pass 580
For a shared place, 560 is a bit tad much.
My gf (international student) used to rent with others for only like 300-400/month.
The house is only about 2 years old, if it was 10+ he'll probably put it as $500-520
Personally for me when I was looking to rent around UBC, I looked for things like hydro+utilities included, and internet and laundry.
If you really want to get it rented, try this:
-put rent at $500
You're not "renting" you're "sharing," to a student potentially because of how you're advertising it. Although the place is furnished and it's newer, that doesn't really appeal to a student on a budget because they really just need a place to stay. It's close to BCIT NOT UBC OR SFU, keep this in mind. I see ads for the same price and more because it's close on the way to UBC. BCIT doesn't appeal to the market of international students as much, there's far less of them than UBC or SFU, so you don't have students who are eager and need a place. I'm not saying your reasoning is wrong, I just think it's best to re-evaluate the situation and it's not Vancouver.
Another reason: It's the summer so most students have already made September living arrangements back in May so you might have posted it a little late. Just wait until the school year is here again in September and you'll probably get emails. **Under the assumption that it's international students renting
Definitely agree with everything Elle said.
How much are others charging in that neighbourhood? search here and see Please login or register to view links you might have to lower your price.
Change the price and have it that it includes everything. That way when the students are budgeting their money, they don't have to worry about the uncertainty of how much hydro will cost them each month.
Also make sure you post good picture of the place. when i was looking for places I always narrowed down my search to listings with pictures only.
We first advertise (hopefully a family can move in) for $1400, everything included. That didn't work out, then we did rooms..we did rent out the rooms but some reason we always get sublet (their ads say sublet) we charged them at 560. Then since no one has been sending email we put 550, still no one.
Type.B: I checked out the link and for some reason, the further it is towards the new west side the more expensive it gets and the lowest I've seen around that place is 450 with much bigger rooms. Since my bf house is a duplex, the rooms are smaller 8'x9' roughly. If I was to lower the cost, that means people have to pay between $400-$450 with everything included. Knowing my bf, he does not want to go lower then 550
If at this point my boyfriend can't find anyone to rent, he'll probably sell the duplex and lose 15K
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