Van Northcutt, owner of Northcutt Realty, said the size of the apartment plays a big part in how hard or easy it is going to be to find a subleaser.
“A lot of one-bedrooms are easier to sublease,” Northcutt said. “They can try and find a subleaser on their own, but we’ll be glad to help them.”
Auburn Realty on Glenn Avenue keeps a list of all its leasers who wish to sublease their rooms for the summer term. People who walk into the realty office may take a flier and contact the leaser themselves, or have the help of the leasing agents.
Michelle Batchelor, leasing agent at Auburn Realty, recommends advertising a room to be subleased on Craigs List, in The Plainsman, on Facebook and with fliers.
“I put listings on Facebook Marketplace, contacted all my friends in sororities to put something in their newsletter and in their e-mails, asked all my friends if they knew of anyone who needed to rent a room, and put fliers around campus,” said Sterling Neilson, a junior in marketing.
Batchelor said a lot of Auburn Realty leasers will be subleasing their rooms in the summer and the Auburn Realty sublease list is long as always. The downfall of the economy does not seem to play a part in subleasing college apartments.
Leasing agents at Liberty Properties, who manage Ross Park and Northpoint townhouses, said in the beginning of spring the search begins for summer subleasers. This summer, however, they have seen a decline in the amount of their leasers who have said they plan to sublease their rooms for the summer.
“No matter how bad the economy is, Auburn University is still going to have students, and they will still need a place to live,” Batchelor said.