Posts Tagged: craigslist

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Free Craigslist: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Free Furniture Once I signed my lease, I revelled in the idea of finally having my very own space to live in, free of…
Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment
Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

Become a Craigslist Pro to Score Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve already decided that with or without roommates you’re moving out — sweet. And, you’ve figured out how much to spend on rent. You’ve  told everyone you know  what you are looking for in an apartment and what neighborhood you’re targeting.  But, if you’re like most of us your search now continues with. . . Step…
How I Ended Up Using a Broker
How I Ended Up Using a Broker

How I Ended Up Using a Broker

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Back when the economy wasn’t in shambles, I kinda understood why people used Brokers. Competition was fierce and landlords knew it. Consequently, any decent place was handed off to a Broker so he/she could screen applicants and send the cream of the crop to the landlord for a final review. It was a pretty hands-off…
Better web alternative to Craigslist – finally!
Better web alternative to Craigslist – finally!

Better web alternative to Craigslist – finally!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tired of the Craigslist bait and switch, NY’ers? Never fear — MyFirstApartment has the scoop on a new site that should make apartment hunting a little easier! It’s called RentHop.com and you can search by multiple neighborhoods at once. Most importantly, after you put in your search criteria, you can see all the listings on…
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost July and you found the perfect two-bedroom for July 15th. Except, uh, that’s 2 weeks from now and you need another body ASAP. You don’t need a miracle. You need Roommate Bootcamp — MyFirstApartment style! First, you need to view our handy Roommate Agreement Check List. What’s that, — you’ve already considered what…
How to Start Your Apartment Search Using Craigslist
How to Start Your Apartment Search Using Craigslist

How to Start Your Apartment Search Using Craigslist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re starting to look for an apartment, you’ve probably heard of Craigslist. Good — it can be the step one in your search! But, hearing about it, tinkering with it, and knowing how to best utilize it to save time and money are different beasts entirely. I kind of want to assume that all…
Using Craigslist: A Sample Email That Got Results
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.

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…
Checking Craigslist Like a Madwoman, But No Luck Yet
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!…
Posting on Craigslist Housing Wanted worked!
Posting on Craigslist Housing Wanted worked!

Posting on Craigslist Housing Wanted worked!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If I were going to bet on whether it’d be harder to find someone to take my Chicago apartment or to find decent housing in New York, I would have said the latter. And, I would have LOST. Big Time. Posting in the housing wanted section of Craigslist was the best idea I’ve ever had.…