I have some investment properties in and about my hometown. These properties have managed to give me some good more revenue that I certainly place to fantastic use. A month ago, a tenant, in a single of the apartments gave me her thirty day notice. I quickly placed an apartment for rent sign in the window of the property. I also placed a comparable ad in the regional newspaper.
Inside a handful of hours, I had received a dozen telephone calls from folks who had observed the apartment for rent ad I displayed. I started to maintain a list of their names and telephone numbers saying that I would get back to them. I did not want to show the apartment till the weekend, which was nonetheless various days away. Two days following announcing that I had an apartment for rent, I had additional than sixty telephone calls.
I was acquiring very annoyed and was seriously thinking about asking additional for rent. I now had fifteen folks lined up to examine the apartment. The sound of the telephone ringing was now irritating me. I was also amazed that some folks had the nerve to contact at the most inconvenient hours.
There was no way I am speaking to a person about an apartment for rent at midnight. I did not even bother to take that insensitive person's facts, I just hung up angrily. I contacted the newspaper the subsequent day and requested them to take away the apartment for rent ad. I was in no situation to deal with an additional fifty telephone calls. Confident adequate even though, when I arrived residence, my answering machine informed me that I had eighteen new calls. I could not think that an apartment for rent was so significantly in demand.
I known as the present tenant and asked her to take away the sign from the apartment's window. That weekend, I began to show the apartment and I was struck at the high quality, or lack of, that folks showed. Some of them have been unable to present any references. My favourite was the young girl who did not have any references or job, and stated that her married boyfriend was discovering her a new apartment so she could be closer to him.
I could not quit myself from asking yourself if her married boyfriend was a person I knew. By the finish of the weekend I decided that the apartment for rent sign would not be displayed once more, as I have located a handful of desirable tenants. Subsequent time even though, I will make certain that I ask for additional rent.