So I have this 3/2.5 house out here in good ol' Augusta that I'm trying to rent out, and have been for the last couple months, and it was going fine for awhile, but why do people string you along until the very last ******* second before they back out? Answer - because I should have required a deposit, foolish me.
The first ******** is a good friend of mine, a fellow soldier who'd just gotten married so would be moving out of his barracks. He'd been to the house many times so no need to show it to him per se, he already knew it well. Long story short, he waited until the day we sat down to go over the contract to tell us his wife would prefer to live in on-base housing.
The second is a couple we met on Craigslist, the wife is a staff sergeant at the signal school on post so I felt pretty good about having them as tenants. They did a walkthrough with us, told us their nightmare story with their current landlord, said they liked the house, etc. After the walkthrough we'd been in touch via phone and email, and all the while they dislayed no hint that they weren't going to follow through. They were supposed to come over last night to go over the contract and give us the first month's pro-rated rent. We heard nothing from them and they never showed.
It's not like we're wanting too much, either, it's a nice house in a good neighborhood, and we're asking much less for rent than other houses on the street even though ours is in better shape.
Oh! -EDIT- and the movers are coming today and tomorrow so all our stuff will be gone, we were supposed to head down to Jax on saturday but now that's probably postponed.