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Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 20, 2017 4:50 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Richard [MI]) Dec 20, 2017 5:27 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by AllyM [NJ]) Dec 20, 2017 5:34 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by S i d [MO]) Dec 20, 2017 5:58 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by gevans [SC]) Dec 20, 2017 6:08 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by NE [PA]) Dec 20, 2017 6:10 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Vee [OH]) Dec 20, 2017 6:21 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by LisaFL [FL]) Dec 20, 2017 6:22 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 20, 2017 6:29 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Busy [WI]) Dec 20, 2017 6:36 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Andrew [ON]) Dec 20, 2017 6:37 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 20, 2017 7:00 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by RB [MI]) Dec 20, 2017 7:04 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Dec 20, 2017 8:44 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Dec 20, 2017 8:44 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by myob [GA]) Dec 20, 2017 8:47 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Deanna [TX]) Dec 20, 2017 8:49 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Bill [NC]) Dec 20, 2017 8:55 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 20, 2017 9:42 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Busy [WI]) Dec 20, 2017 9:44 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 20, 2017 10:32 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Dec 20, 2017 11:10 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by TA [CA]) Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 20, 2017 3:55 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Dave [MO]) Dec 20, 2017 3:55 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by MikeA [TX]) Dec 20, 2017 4:40 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Ken [NY]) Dec 20, 2017 7:09 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Kyle [IN]) Dec 20, 2017 8:20 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Dec 21, 2017 3:39 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Del [MD]) Dec 21, 2017 5:29 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Del [MD]) Dec 21, 2017 5:30 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Robin [WI]) Dec 21, 2017 10:44 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 21, 2017 9:25 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 22, 2017 9:36 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by mike [CA]) Dec 23, 2017 1:34 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Tom [FL]) Dec 27, 2017 10:02 AM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Nicole [PA]) Dec 27, 2017 12:11 PM
       Pet Peeves anyone? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 31, 2017 7:57 PM

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Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 4:50 AM
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In reference to getting a house fixed /ready to rent or even during a major rehab project, do you have any 'pet peeves' ? I am referring to fixing things that seem to bother YOU more than anyone else around you. Something that you spend extra time (and money) on just to get it right to your way of doing things.

Just yesterday, one of my hired hands said,...'why are you painting the inside walls/trim of the closets in this house?',...all I could say was,...'it is one of my many 'pet peeves'.

What are your 'pet peeves' ?

P.S. In my painting paneling post, one of the 4 hall closets I am working on has the paneling that needs priming and painting over. Why does this bother me and no one else? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 5:27 AM
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Why does it bother me and not someone else? Because it's MY place, not theirs. I want mine to be the best it can reasonably be.

They could care less.

What they want is the easiest, fastest way to make whatever money you pay them. They are lazy. Painting closet walls takes time they don't want to spend. Kind of like sweeping dirt under the carpet instead of picking it up and putting it in the trash.

You can see it in everything they do. Littering, failure to maintain the place (smoke alarms, furnace filters, mowing and more), cleanliness, car, finances. The list is long.

It is endemic throughout society and has been for thousands of years.

--23.121.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 5:34 AM
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I like closets to be clean looking and smelling also and some place I would be comfortable putting clean clothes. And I like nice looking lighting. Others might hang a bulb but I want a fashionable looking lamp up there. Other than that, the whole place has to look good enough for me to move into. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 5:58 AM
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1) Smoke detectors either taken down or with missing batteries

2) Food/soda splattered on the (at move-in) freshly painted walls.

SERIOUSLY?!? Ever hear of a moist wash cloth...? --173.19.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:08 AM
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1. Contractors who do not meet the timeline commitment

2. Contractors who leave a big mess and do not clean up after themselves.

3. Contractors who work to 95% completion and want to get paid in full. Not happening. --98.122.x.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:10 AM
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Punch lists.

I also don't like the batteries missing from smoke detectors. Not even because I have to replace them, but it is just a reminder to me of how many stupid people there actually are in this world. --174.201.x.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:21 AM
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I have to have painted closets also, years ago I took my niece to look and compare as we ventured out in business together - she did not want to paint closets, when we looked at the competition I asked her which closet she would put her clothes in and she said, I see your point clearly. --76.188.xxx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:22 AM
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I prefer flooring that is the same throughout the house. I've seen some horror shows that homeowners have done with different materials in different rooms. I rip everything out in most cases and make the floors the same throughout. --173.170.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:29 AM
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Richard,

Whenever I hire painters, they always ask me "Do I have to paint the closets too?" I know what you are talking about,..people are lazy. One of my hall closets has mildew spots on it,...and I'm the only one who will remove the stains before any painting is done. Another closet has a 40 gallon water heater inside and that closet will get painted too. It is all about 'attention to details'. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:36 AM
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Basement stair railings without spindles. Hand rail is hung at proper height, so that would be fine, except a toddler cannot reach that high. But toddlers will follow mom (or dad,) down into the basement., so the spindles work very well for them to hang on to for stability. Kids single-foot going down stairs until about 3-5 years anyway, so going hand over hand from one spindle to another for support works for them.

Ditto on the closets, Roy. Miss Ally, I like that description, ''look good enough for me to move in'. Yep, if you want a tenant to take pride in their home, it's got to be a home worth taking pride in. --172.56.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Andrew [ON]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 6:37 AM
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I will limit my pet peeves to my short comings....if I included those of other people the list would be endless.

-door jambs that shift, expand or contract after ive installed a door. I hate seeing an uneven gap between the door and the jambs when I spent so much time making them perfect on installation.

Cutting paint edges that looked good when I did them, but from a different angle, now arent right.

-HATE uneven floor tiles! Especially when I have laid the tiles.

-crooked......anything.... that I installed

-windows that dont have an even and equal gap between the frame and window pane.....especially if ive I installed them

-shelving that isnt level

-cuts that arent at 90 degrees

Wow....I think im learning something about myself....seems to be a common theme here

--70.30.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 7:00 AM
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Andrew (ON) said "if I included those of other people the list would be endless".

Can you list just the top 5 peeves that involve other people? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 7:04 AM
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Chronic Complainers. --71.13.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:44 AM
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When requiring a quality job and being reminded "it's a rental!" First and last job from me. --75.22.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:44 AM
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When requiring a quality job and being reminded "it's a rental!" First and last job from me. --75.22.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:47 AM
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mine is the sheer quantity of renters who are not afraid of stealing from the LL. As in not paying rent. It just shocks me. Second is when they call to GOD-- like god will get you or god bless as they skip out on 2 months rent and damamges/filth.

Had one tenat leave the bible opened to a verse-- and underlined. Fact was she hadn't paid rent in 1.5 months but called god down on us for her theft. Vicious. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:49 AM
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My peeve is grimy/old lightswitches or outlets in our sad little houses. I always ask dh to switch them out for fresh ones. But switching them out is often physically very difficult-- zero slack to the wire, that sort of thing. He'd rather roll a bit of paint over it and call it good, and I'm like, "Uhhhh..." He's awesome about so many diy things, but that's one we're never on the same page on.

The solution, of course, would be for me to watch Youtube for two minutes and learn how to wire a switch/outlet myself, so that I don't have to annoy him about it. :) But I have zero aptitude for three-dimensional stuff, because I'm sad like that... :) --166.137.xxx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Bill [NC]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:55 AM
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Contractors not showing up to give you an estimate. --76.0.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 9:42 AM
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Deanna,

One of my ultimate pet peeves is when I hire a painter and they paint over my electrical outlets! I have fired more painters over this issue than anything else! I go ballistic whenever I see paint inside the plug-in slots!

With any old grimy outlets, I always change those out for new ones. When some one paints over my new ones, that is when I lose my cool. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 9:44 AM
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I'll third Jim in Ca. Glad it posted twice, that was worth a second. --172.56.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 10:32 AM
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Roy,

Dirty thresholds. It's the first thing Momma Prospect sees when she tours the home.

I paid you to clean the house and that includes the thresholds.

Paint the painted ones and scrub the metal ones.

Mismatched light bulbs over the vanity.

Turnover checklist keeps me sane.

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 11:10 AM
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For me it's painted outlets, switches, and faceplates. I also hate painted door hinges. I think non painted hinges look better and the painted ones always peel or get stained by the graphite lubricant. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by TA [CA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 3:45 PM
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Cabinet doors that only close 95% of the way. Doors that are sagging or stick so you have to lift and shake to get them to close. Stairs with different height steps, half step at top, missing or unusable handrail. --75.149.xx.x




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 3:55 PM
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Landlord of the Flies,

Every fixer-upper I have bought had painted door hinges,..I have learned to live with it. Wood sash windows painted shut is another story, I replace those with new ones. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 3:55 PM
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Squeaking floors.

Subs that don't pay attention to detail. My eyes immediately find the flaws. --72.24.xx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 4:40 PM
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Newly painted walls where the nail holes weren't patched first or the picture hangers are just painted over.

Kitchen faucet with water spots on it, makes it look terrible.

--74.196.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 7:09 PM
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landlords,contractors etc who can't just accept that it is just business and get all emotional about tenant damage or tenants moving without proper notice etc --72.231.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Kyle [IN]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 8:20 PM
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Paint where it shouldn't be (door knobs, floors, hinges, door stops, light switches, outlets, smoke detectors, thermostats, mini blinds, kitchen cabinets, light fixtures...)

Doors that don't close/latch properly.

Uneven fences.

Unbagged trash overflowing from the trash can and/or piled next to it.

--73.102.xxx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2017 3:39 AM
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"Unbagged trash overflowing from the trash can and/or piled next to it".

Especially when the unbagged garbage has baby diapers included. There is nothing worse than the 1-day old stench of baby poop. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Del [MD]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2017 5:29 AM
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A few years ago I was underemployed and took a temp job as a gas meter installer in Delaware. I have been in most every filthy basement in Wilmington, Delaware AKA Murdertown working on gas meters. Without exception, every ghetto home I ever worked in had the smoke alarms " cheeping " in low battery mode. I asked the residents if the constant beeping was irritating to them and got a shrug. I asked the residents why they did not buy a dollar store battery to protect the kids. The only verbal response was " that the landlords job " Jeff Foxworthy was right, ya can't fix stupid. Of course, when the home burns down with multiple dead kids, the local newrag will gleefully report a lack of working smoke detectors and blame the evil landlord. --96.234.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Del [MD]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2017 5:30 AM
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A few years ago I was underemployed and took a temp job as a gas meter installer in Delaware. I have been in most every filthy basement in Wilmington, Delaware AKA Murdertown working on gas meters. Without exception, every ghetto home I ever worked in had the smoke alarms " cheeping " in low battery mode. I asked the residents if the constant beeping was irritating to them and got a shrug. I asked the residents why they did not buy a dollar store battery to protect the kids. The only verbal response was " that the landlords job " Jeff Foxworthy was right, ya can't fix stupid. Of course, when the home burns down with multiple dead kids, the local news rag will gleefully report a lack of working smoke detectors and blame the evil landlord. --96.234.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2017 10:44 AM
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Any job done wrong so it has to be done over. My biggest peeve: shower surrounds tiled on drywall! --204.210.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2017 9:25 PM
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I am a licensed building contractor with 6 other trade licenses and many other Certifications, meaning I can do everything myself -- have the knowledge, tools and experience. BUT, before I dare employ anyone else to do a job, SUCH AS PAINTING, I must prepare the things otherwise the job will turn out just average.

What do I mean? Before a painter comes in to paint the interior of a property, I must make sure there is proper clearance between contact surfaces so that door, windows and cabinets will open and close easily. Otherwise with a coat of primer and two coats of paint on edges -- doors will get stuck or will not lose at all.

I've had friends that I've explained this to, going to plane edges and sand them down smooth to accept paint and look great. So the "friend" will say to a painter," please sand things first". To the painter this means sand the surface so it's smooth, nothing to do with opening and closing edges.....Then after the job is done, everything has to be sanded and edges have to be re-painted....This is one of my pet peeves, not doing the preparations before you hand over your property to the professionals........ --47.156.xx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 22, 2017 9:36 PM
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Missing catches and loose knobs on cabinet doors.

There, I feel better now!

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Dec 23, 2017 1:34 PM
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light bulbs...it blows me away that folks can live with half the lamps out in a home. LED's are now as low as $1 regularly. flourescents? everyone knows a guy with a box of them in his garage.

and people that paint around a plug cover...THEY COME OFF WITH A SINGLE SCREW! are you that frikkin stupid or lazy? --76.176.xxx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2017 10:02 AM
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Smoke Detectors hanging or missing with no batteries. HELLO that's there for your protection. You Can't Fix Stupid!!!

Robert J of CA does not have a tool in his truck or at his warehouse to help Fix Stupid Tenants...

...AND forget trying to train them!!!

Painted cover plates, receptacles and switches. Take your time and remove the cover plates. Vacuum the dirt out, then prime and paint the wall, wash the cover plates clean the switches and receptacles and replace the plates. It very simple!!!

Carpet of any kind and price. tear it out and replace it with a click vinyl or hardwood, or porcelain, or ceramic.

Pet odors, cat odors, grease odors, IF You Can Smell It You Can't Sell It. Well you could for a much reduced price...

Not painting closets will create a problem with odor. AND not painting behind a range or refrigerator. AND not cleaning behind or the side of a refrigerator because they did not want to pull it out from the wall.....

Unpainted paneling; prime it with Lowes Bonding primer including the groves then finish painting with Benjamin Moores Ultra Spec 500...

Dirty Caulking...

Yellowed Lino replace with click vinyl or hardwood...

Not getting a pre-inspection. Plus this will help you punch out any issues that could slow down or cancel a sale of the property.

Sloopy Curb Appeal...

Landlords that see green and tenant has a JOB but they did not run a credit check...HEHE Heres Your Sign.

Landlord shows pride/care in his/her unit so will tenant show pride/care in it.

OK Stop Lets ALL Take a Depth Breath, Now Exhale...

--99.56.xx.xx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Dec 27, 2017 12:11 PM
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ceiling lights with no shades. I guess they take them down to replace a bulb and lose the little screwey thing on the end ... but what do they do with the glass globe ?!/1/!? --72.95.xx.xxx




Pet Peeves anyone? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2017 7:57 PM
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Dirty Fans --24.101.xxx.xxx



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