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Moving Tips: Finding a sublet

Finding a sublet doesn't have to be difficult.

Finding a sublet doesn't have to be difficult.

When planning a move, before you start packing or call your moving company, you may want to figure out where exactly you need to live. If time is sensitive, and there is not a significant number of available leases out there, you may need to sublet. This doesn't have to be an intimidating process, and you may benefit from taking some precautions and steps to make sure everything works out.

Before you go crazy searching everywhere for a viable situation, it could be a good idea to ask friends in the area what their thoughts on the situation are. It is definitely possible that you may have a friend, or a friend of a friend, who has an opening at their apartment, or they are leaving for a period of time. This would allow you to take a spot in a place that you are relatively comfortable with, and can trust.

Look online for sublet help
If this ends up fruitless, you can look on social media sites, such as Facebook, to see if your extended acquaintances know of any of these situations. By leaving a simple message explaining that you are interested in one of these sublet opportunities, there may be someone who needs a person in their apartment, or they actually know someone that can help you. Also, if you can ask a couple of your friends for help, this may work out even better.

You may not always find what you need in these situations, as there may not be anyone you know that has an immediate need for a subletter. However, you can check online ad sites such as Craigslist, that are tailored for your situation. By looking in a section for a specific area, you may find numerous requests for some sort of sublet situation. Read the ads, and see if the person could be a good fit. If you are comfortable with the ad, contacting them and having an email conversation would be the next step.

Once you have spoken to people about the possibility of moving in with them, it could be a good idea to interview these people. Many times, they will invite you over for a tour of the house, which could make you feel better about moving in. There could be many options available, so don't limit yourself to one interview.