College Sublease was first imagined in the spring of 2000 when our founder, a University of Florida business major, had the unfortunate task of trying to find someone to sublease his Gainesville, Fl apartment because he was going home to spend his summer with his family.
So starting in February of 2000, he placed expensive ads in the local and college newspapers. These ads were approximately 1 inch by 1 inch and he was only allowed thirty words to describe his apartment. To make matters worse, his ad was surrounded by another 180 ads that looked just like his. Not surprisingly, our founder received no phone calls and no interest in his apartment. Frustrated, he decided to make flyers advertising his apartment and putting them up all around campus. Putting up flyers around a big campus is a daunting task and it took him nearly 2 full days to do it.
Unfortunately, this attempt to find a "subleasee" did not bear any fruit either and within two weeks, every flyer that our founder put up on campus was covered by flyers put up by students just like him trying to find a subleasee for their place.
Frustrated, our founder decided to go home and relax. While fooling around on the Net, he thought to himself that maybe there was a sublease site for college students he could use to sublease his apartment. He searched and searched and found nothing.
Discouraged, our founder went to take a walk around his apartment to clear his head.
Then he sat down at his computer and asked himself, 'why isn't there a site for college students like me to sublet our apartment?'
And with that, College Sublease was born