Word of the day: fu-til-i-ty (noun) A futile act or event.
I swear, I will find Osama bin Laden before I find a decent apartment.
And please answer me this: how the HELL does any landlord expect me to be interested in their apartment if they don't post pictures? Come ON! Everyone and their 95-year-old grandmother has a digital camera. Take a damned picture and add it to the listing. And not an exterior shot. I don't give two figs* what the street view looks like. I can generally figure that out just by knowing where the place is located. I care more about the space I would be paying for. You know, where I would live. The place I'm expected to call "home". Take a fucking picture.
Speaking of neighbourhoods, you know what else would be useful? Telling me where the stupid apartment is. "Downtown Toronto" is not a location, it's a general area. Chances are the apartment will be near some major streets that intersect; tell me what they are. "Convenient location" is easily the worst ever. I mean, a "convenient location" would also be locking these dumbass landlords up in a trunk and burying them. Tell me where you are.
Also, when writing your description of the place, please don't just vomit a thesaurus into the posting. Tell me things that are pertinent, like if utilities are included or if there is laundry in the building/unit or if there is a laundromat nearby. I get that some people have a love of adjectives but this is an excellent example of where pictures will work best.
(While I have found an abundant of tiny apartments described as "spacious", I have only found one described as "specious". Why are people dumb?)
However, I have to move because my current place sucks almost as much as finding another place does. So while I'm trading one kind of suckage in for another I know I won't end up homeless. I will find four walls and a roof to house me and my Ikea . I'm just not going to particularly enjoy the process.
*I love this expression and don't use it nearly enough.