Say hello to your new home
Many SF State students prefer to save money by living with their families and commuting to San Francisco State. The public transportation options throughout the Bay Area make commuting easy -- even for students traveling sizeable distances. Several San Francisco Muni streetcars and buses stop right at the campus's front door, and the Daly City BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is located near campus and linked to SF State by regular shuttle service.
You can learn everything you need to know about off-campus housing opportunities through University Housing's Off-Campus Housing Resources and Links Web site. The site includes a list of available rooms and apartments close to and within commuting distance of SF State.
Each company tends to set their rates a little differently. One may give you a low base rate of say $19.95 but then tell you that you also have to pay $0.69 per km! This can be a good deal if you can get from the rental depot, to your current apartment, over to your new apartment and back to the rental depot in about 40kms or less. Other companies will quote you a straight rate with a cap on mileage while others yet will offer unlimited mileage...
Then there's the different size trucks to factor in. Typical moving trucks are 16 cubic feet or 24 cubic feet. Here's something to consider that may save you money: if you can't do your move in one trip with the big truck, it may be cheaper to use the small truck and do 2 trips. Keep extra mileage and gas costs in mind though when figuring out your costs.
So how do you find a rental truck? Try the yellow pages or online. I would strongly suggest calling at least 3 different companies to ensure you get the best deal. Also, don't be afraid to play off one company against the other. It's a competitive world out there and companies will often drop their price to get your business.
Good luck with your move!
Over the past decade, the migration from print to online advertising of rental properties has brought about fierce competition. Online advertising has provided multiple media options that weren't previously available, such as creating picture-rich listings with multiple photos, video, and maps, along with rich detailed ad copy and social media links.
Since owners of rental properties have begun to look at their rental portfolios as real businesses, with themselves as CEO, competition can be fierce. How can you ensure that your property stands out? Strategic marketing! Businesses need marketing to retain and grow market share, so that competition from across the street with trendy name, logo, and picture-rich website won't lure tenants to where the grass appears greener.How do we stave off this exodus and fill empty units before the competition? By producing descriptive, picture-rich, and eye-catching advertisements that are tailored to your target audience.
Unlike rental ads in the classified section of local newspapers, which often charge by the letter, most online sites offer plenty of space for you to provide details. Take advantage of this space and provide information tenants are looking for up front. Along with great photos, the most important details to include are location and price. Be sure to fill out all of the fields when posting your ads, list all amenities, and be clear on the terms. If you require a 1-year lease or utilities are extra, state this upfront.
Advertising on the My Ideal Home Rental Network distributes your rental ad over 200 website portals such as national, regional, state/province, college & university and various stretegic partners' websites attracting an international audience. Unlike many of our competitors, we accept all property types such as houses, townhouses, condos, basement units, mobile homes, shared accommodations, roommates, dorms/frat, homestay, room & board etc.
Distribution is automatic, so you do not have to re-submit manually to the network site. Your ad will be posted on the network sites within 24 hours of posting.
Save more the longer you advertise. Best Deal - 'Until it Rents' for $44.95 for up to a year - private ads (no apartment buildings) only please.
|Ad Length||Your Price*||Regualar Price||Cost per Day||Savings|
|First Listing||Always Complimentary*||$24.95||---||$24.95|
|1 month listing||$24.95||$24.95||84 cents per day||---|
|2 month listing||$34.95||$49.90||$149.70||$14.95|
|List Until it Rents!†||$44.95||$299.40||12 cents per day||$254.45|
*special rates are for consecutive-month ads. † "List Until it Rents" special maximum 12 months same ad - call to purchase.
Repeat Customer? - Consider purchasing a bundle pack and save time and money by buying in bulk ahead of time.
|# of Listings||Regular Price||Discount||Savings||Savings / Ad||Bundle Price|
|6 Listings:||$149.70||10% Off||$14.97||$2.49||$134.73|
|12 Listings:||$299.40||20% Off||$59.88||$4.99||$239.52|
|20 Listings:||$499.00||30% Off||$149.70||$7.49||$349.70|
|50 Listings:||$1,247.50||40% Off||$499.00||$9.98||$748.50|
|100 Listings:||$2,495.00||50% Off||$1,247.50||$12.48||$1,247.50|
|100+ Listings:||$2,495.00||60% Off||$1,495.00||$14.95||$1,000.00|
Bundle Packs save you from having to pay each time you list - and they never expire. Bundle Pack listing are added to your account and pre-purchasing saves time and money; no need to pay each time. Call 800-862-9874 or login to purchase.
Network rental listings are sorted first by ads with photos, then by price from lowest to highest. Feature Property ads bump your ad up to the top positions in any given city or region. This ensures your ad that has to be rented quickly will rank in the top ten positions before the standard ad ranking resumes.
|Position||Private Listing Price*||Regualar Price*|
|Position #1||$79.90||$104.90 per unit|
|Position #2||$74.90||$99.90 per unit|
|Position #3||$69.90||$94.90 per unit|
|Position #4||$64.90||$89.90 per unit|
|Position #5||$59.90||$84.90 per unit|
|Position #6||$54.90||$79.90 per unit|
|Position #7||$49.90||$74.90 per unit|
|Position #8||$44.90||$69.90 per unit|
|Position #9||$39.90||$64.90 per unit|
|Position #10||$34.90||$59.90 per unit|
*Prices include the initial cost of the listing and are based on a 1 month rental listing.NOTE: Feature Property listings are on a first-come-first-served basis and expire when your rental ad expires. This is great news for landlords who list longer than a one-month ad as the feature will stay active for as long as your ad was purchased. For example, if positions #1 through #9 are NOT filled, and you purchase the #10 position for $9.95, your listing will show first in Search Results (until someone purchases a position higher than you) for the entire duration of your ad. This feature allows you to receive a higher ranking than you pay for if spots above are available; this saves you money, however, only guarantees the position you actually purchased.
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