For the last three weeks my roommates and I have been trying to rent our 3 bedroom apartment for inauguration week. Our marketing plan has employed two tactics: 1) emailing friends from all over about the rental opportunity and asking them to advertise it (via an attached poster) to anyone who might be interested. And 2) posting to DC’s craigslist.
We’ve had a 0% return on investment. Not one lead, bite or even nibble.
Yesterday, I checked craigslist and found that the entire sublet section was over run with inauguration rental opportunities. If anyone is looking for a non-inauguration subletting opportunity, good luck, because you’re going to have to sort through a list of every DC, MD and VA residence.
Are there success stories out there? If so, how did you do it? Or are these $30,000 stories, the stuff of urban legends?