Let's face it, trying to get an apartment in SF is a nightmare; even worse than the one where you've forgotten to study for your finals and your teacher is Charlize Theron and you forgot pants and it's really cold. So, in order to help you guys out, we've compiled a few anecdotes, tricks, and real, legit advice from an SF real estate agent/our friend, Veronica. So, read on and find out how to land that sweet, sweet apartment!
1. Be on top of your sh*t
Veronica: "Set up an RSS Feed on CL so you get a notification when new apartments in your parameters are posted, then respond first."
2. Bring a life resume
V: "A personal bio including your job, hobbies, and positive attributes with a photo on top [will help them] remember you."
3. Show up with a filled-out application
V: "A completed, generic rental application (just Google it) with your employer's info, work history, personal & professional references, etc. They might accept this boilerplate form, and if they don't, you have all your info in one place to easily transcribe for a quicker turnaround."
4. Have your credit score ready
V: "A recent credit score printout. They might charge you $50 to run their own, but they might accept yours. Either way, it shows you are creditworthy and serious."