Applicant social media quotes

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How much weight do you put on a new applicant's quotes on social media?

I have one that says "When I am not an alcoholic, I am a chocoholic".

What do you think?  Red flag?

Do you have applicants that says something that raised your eyebrows?

I don't put a lot of stock in what people post on the internet. There's a lot of fantasy in people's cyber lives. That's not to say that I don't let someone's social media presence influence my opinions as to their tenant worthiness. Sometimes pics and posts will counter claims made on applications. 

Unless it is consistent negative and inappropriate posts and comments, it would not be fair to hold a silly post or two against a potential tenant ability to be a good match for your property.  

@Sam Leon nothing that is being very lighthearted if you deny someone for that you're going to be too picky. That can lead to picking an awful tenant that just doesn't have a social media presence for you to examine.

I don’t know .. I joke about drinking beer and haven’t touched alcohol in 6 years so .. done things are said in light hearted manner .do watch out for drug references and ghetto culture references . You can learn about everything you need to know by Facebook profiles