Monthly Archives: March 2008

Using Craigslist: A Sample Email That Got Results

Using Craigslist: A Sample Email That Got Results

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my last post, I gave suggestions about what attributes made a good response to a Craigslist Apartment listing. Today, you get to see the email that ‘won’ me the chance to meet my now future-roommate for my now-future apartment(I move in Wednesday!!) Subject: Park Slope Apartment!Hello! My name’s Alissa, I’m 25(f), originally from Chicago,…
Using Craigslist: How to Sell Yourself to Potential Roommates.

Using Craigslist: How to Sell Yourself to Potential Roommates.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The subletting plans are still cooking, so we’ll be taking a quick detour this week: Depending on where you live, the housing market may be horrendous or peaches and cream. Either way, if you don’t have friends who also need an apartment, you are going to need to convince a stranger that you 1) are…
We have a winner!(OR, I FOUND AN APARTMENT!!)

We have a winner!(OR, I FOUND AN APARTMENT!!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Another weekend, another apartment search, right? Wrong, amigos. This three day weekend was 100% mine; craigslist can kiss my non-irish arse. How come? Because this gal–this gal right here–found an apartment! I’ll give you the stats and then I’ll discuss: 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, $900.Location: 10 — Central Park Slope. it’s only two blocks to…
Checking Craigslist Like a Madwoman, But No Luck Yet

Checking Craigslist Like a Madwoman, But No Luck Yet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, no news juust yet. So, I’m still checking craigslist like a madwoman – I’m of the theory that if you respond immediately after the people post, they’ll actually read your reply. I’ve been invited to view most of the apartments I’ve sent queries to . . .I think that has to be a positive!…
Mo’ Apartment Searchin / Mo’ Problems

Mo’ Apartment Searchin / Mo’ Problems

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s been a busy weekend! I’ve seen four places and the first two are below. While I wasn’t a huge fan of either, the tricky thing about this apartment search is that not only do I need to choose a place – but it(the roommates) must choose me. I’ll post about the other two shortly…
Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even thought it’s been two weeks, I feel like I’ve been searching for an apartment since foreeever. I’ve also been known to enjoy the hyperbole. To be honest, I haven’t made that much progress since we last spoke. Er. I wrote. Well, unless you could file ‘knowledge’ or ‘experience’ way under some useful category. For…
My Permanent Apartment Search Begins( for real)!

My Permanent Apartment Search Begins( for real)!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Never being a very patient person(maybe it IS good I moved to New York), I’ve started the housing search for May 1. I’ve also reasoned that if I find a perfect place, I’ll settle for paying April’s rent as in investment in personal sanity. Thus far, I’ve seen three places, two of which would be…
The Commuting Game . . .surprisingly less fun than Parcheesi

The Commuting Game . . .surprisingly less fun than Parcheesi

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey Blog readers, this girl is tired. Oh my goodness. I’m only at day 2 of the NEW job and already I’m exhausted. Why, you ask? Because trying to figure out my commute is stress in a basket. Which leads me to today’s topic: Getting to work on time VS not looking like a sweaty…