I had some minor hand surgery last week (I’ll spare the graphic pics and details) and as it was completed with a local anaesthetic I was awake the roughly 40 minutes it took.
The surgeon enjoyed chatting while he worked so like many of my conversations with people, it eventually turned to Real Estate (I tend to steer Real Estate into conversations, if they are interested we stay on topic, if not… next topic).
As I told him what I did he informed me he actually owned the small apartment/commercial building where his office was located and he basically said (and I’m paraphrasing a bit as I couldn’t take notes at the time) “What a noble profession landlording is.”
Some of you may be thinking what was he talking about, others will be going I get that. Depending on your stance or position on that comment it can make a huge difference as to what kind of landlord you are.
Here’s what else the respected surgeon had to say, again paraphrased. Sure it’s great being a doctor and helping people, but landlords give people homes.
It’s not just a rental property, it’s a home, let that sink in. That’s not a paraphrase, that’s me speaking.
Yes you have to be diligent, yes you need systems, yes you could be (and should be) creating a long term investment for yourself, but ultimately you’re creating homes for people who need them and that’s pretty darn noble.
That’s my Friday thought for you, I’d love to a) have you share your thoughts about this as a comment below and b) have you share this with other people to spread the word all landlords aren’t slumlords. Most of us are pretty damn good folks, at least in my opinion!
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