So now you’re probably thoroughly depressed after understanding the state of the rental market today. And yet there’s always a reason to be thankful, turkey or not. And here is that reason: if there’s any price negotiation to be had, it’s during the holiday season when no other renters want to move. This is the time that landlords dread when tenant traffic slowly grinds to a halt. So if there’s any shot of your getting a price break in this market, it would be between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. This inspires a potentially brilliant MasterCard commercial that goes something like this:
- The pain of moving boxes over an icy road-way: 3 Advil.
- The inconvenience of admiring your Christmas tree from the comfort of a cardboard box: 3 extra therapy sessions.
- The potential of saving money by moving during the holidays: Priceless.