Avery Hartmans Sep. 3, 2016
After living in 15 sublets around the world in the span of decade, Susannah Vila decided to sign a year-long lease with her boyfriend. She was attending Columbia Business School and was ready to stay in one place for a while and settle down.
Unfortunately, the lease lasted longer than the relationship did.
Vila was in a tough spot: she couldn’t afford to live in the apartment alone and she also wanted to live closer to school. So she began looking into her options.
While Vila could sublet her space, she had to find a qualified replacement to take over the lease — something which proved to be more work than she was anticipating.
“I worked my network and it was basically like having a second job on top of being in school,” Vila told Business Insider. “I came out of it and I said, ‘There must be a better way.'” [Rest of Story]