The Struggles Of Finding A Summer Subleaser
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The Struggles Of Finding A Summer Subleaser

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there.

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The Struggles Of Finding A Summer Subleaser

Living in a college town has its perks. Not only are you surrounded by thousands of like-minded college students, you also have a huge pool of student housing options to choose from. Dorms, apartments, town homes, and actual homes are all constantly advertising rooms for rent throughout the entire year. But why is this? The answer is simple. College kids are always trying to sublease. The keyword here being "trying." Trying to find a sublease in a college town is no easy feat. Especially if you're trying to get your spot subleased for summer, when everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) is trying to get their space subleased as well. It's the survival of the fittest when it comes to trying to get someone to take over your summer lease. These are the stages of trying to find a summer subleaser.


Four months until Summer:

You normally pay $650 for rent and utilities, so obviously you're going to try and get someone to pay more than that. Hello, extra spending money. They'll definitely pay $800 a month because after all, it's YOUR apartment. You make sure to screen potential subleases with a fine toothed comb and reject almost everyone. They should be lucky that you even let a peasant like them sublease from you. Plus, you have like 4 months. You'll find someone for sure.


Three months until Summer:

After turning away four or five PNSs (potential new subleaser), you realize that time is slowly ticking away, and maybe you should be less picky about who takes over your lease. But not too picky. You also begin to realize that nobody is going to pay an extra 150 dollars to sublease so you bring down the price again. You even post your apartment on Craigslist. There's no way you wont be able to find a decent subleaser now, right?


Two months until Summer:

It turns out that the only people that contacted you on Craigslist were people trying to get you to sell them your used iPhone. You're thinking you need to step this up a notch and consider reducing the price of your sublease because hey, some money is better than no money, right? You reduce the price to 550 dollars, which is a freaking steal, and update your ad. You use a lot of fancy words. Then you sit back and wait for the messages to roll in.


One month until Summer:

No messages roll in. Plus, all of your sorority sisters found someone to sublease their place and you still haven't. You begin to doubt yourself. What if my apartment is ugly? Do I live in the ghetto? OMG, I live in the ghetto. That has to be it. You post your ad on Subleaser Search, Student Craigslist, Free and for Sale, and the Student Housing's website. You reduce the price to 450 dollars and pray that someone comes along and wants to take over your sublease.


Two weeks until Summer:

At this point, you will take a Chipotle gift card as payment for someone taking over your sublease. You're borderline having a mental breakdown and know that if you don't find a summer subleaser, you're going to be stuck taking classes over the Summer (because you're not going to pay rent for an empty apartment). You decide that your fate has been decided and that you're going to be stuck in your college town over Summer. *cry*

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