WHY do people not read the ad in its entirety and only respond if appropriate?
If the ad says no pets, then NO, your pet is not an exclusion.
If the ad says $1,000 per month, don't waste my time by responding and then tell me that you can only pay $700 per month. You are out of your price range.
If the ad says a certain amount of income is required, normally 3 times the monthly rental amount (or 4 times rent if you have a lot of debt), do not assume that this does not apply to you.
If the ad says 1200 square feet, NO, you and your brother and 19 other people cannot move in.
No criminal history means NO criminal history. Your little robbery a couple years back is not ok.
If the ad says good credit, and you are in massive debt, behind on payments and being evicted, no, I'm not advertising to you.
I go through all this every single time. Fortunately, I now weed them out by email instead of wasting a bunch of my time running around. Much better. But still.