Posted by Lori Samson on June 06, 2000 at 11:54:47:
At our office (we just moved) we have a drop slot where people dropped off the aps and we usually have 4-6 houses at a time and we take so many calls and quite a few aps. If I see that someone can’t afford a 900 a month but we have a 600 a month we will try to match them to that house. Our job is NOT to get rich on ap fees but they are paying for the process to evaluate them for a house. If you spend the time you charge the fee! I hope that I didn’t come across as trying to take advantage of people because I wouldn’t do that but if I have the service on my computer to run credit checks myself, I would be charged for everyone I run. If I am smart enough to have the same service for free, I don’t feel that I have free aps. When is the last time you have put in an ap at an appartment complex and because you didn’t get the apertment they gave you the ap money back? They charge for the service rather it cost them anything or not. If you are not trying to pull something over on people you should be fine.
If I get a pile of aps in I don’t have a way to know who came in first while I was gone to lunch unless they land in the drop slot in a perfact order.