Re: OK, Let me ask this - Posted by Frank Chin
Posted by Frank Chin on July 06, 2007 at 05:44:46:
You’re making too big a deal of it.
This one is easy. The second guy is too late!! If you speak to him, compliment him, “your applicantion looks good”, but you can mention to him that he took too long to give you the application.
You never know with these things, and sometimes, the guy that wants the place, and you accepted, changes his mind before lease signing. When that happens I tell the “number two choice” that it’s his if he wants it.
I’m in a fairly hot area, and a few years ago, I have 50 to 100 people coming by on a weekend open house, get 25 applicants, where I have to pick one. I sometimes even tell them “you’re one of 24 nice people I have to turn down, but good luck in finding a place”.
When taking the application, I tell them, I’ll decide by Tuesday night, and call me Wednesday on the status. When they call, I tell them that they have nice application, and I’ll keep them in mind for my next vacancy.