Dealing With Good & Bad Tenants
They make your job so much easier it’s like having an assistant to take the workload off of you. Hopefully you’ve experienced this already, but if you haven’t these are the tenants who call immediately when there is a problem with an appliance, something with the property or if there is any type of issue.
They don’t call to complain, they call to make you aware, That can be a very distinguishing factor. They don’t make demands and often they have already dealt with the issue, they just wanted to make sure you were aware.
An example I have of this is a tenant who called me after the fact to tell me the smoke detector quit working. They tried changing the battery, but it still didn’t work right, so they simply went and bought another one and replaced it and then told me about it. They didn’t demand money for the smoke detector, they didn’t demand I run up and change the battery, they didn’t even imply I should pay for the smoke detector, but I did!
Good tenants like that need to be rewarded and if it involves covering costs, even when they don’t request it, it’s worth it in the long run. But that’s not where it ends. I go over a few other options you can do to keep a great relationship in the following video.
I also go over the issue of bad tenants and how they can drag you into what I call the eviction spiral, so hopefully you get some value out of the information. As always, please leave me a comment if you can, I love to hear your feedback, answer your questions and it also is an incredible incentive to me to know people are actually watching them! Enjoy!
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