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Answered the phone... (by WMH [NC]) Dec 3, 2018 11:27 AM
       Answered the phone... (by cjl [NY]) Dec 3, 2018 11:35 AM
       Answered the phone... (by Gail K [GA]) Dec 3, 2018 12:17 PM
       Answered the phone... (by plenty [MO]) Dec 3, 2018 1:10 PM
       Answered the phone... (by cjl [NY]) Dec 3, 2018 1:34 PM
       Answered the phone... (by Don I [MO]) Dec 3, 2018 1:46 PM
       Answered the phone... (by David [MI]) Dec 3, 2018 4:59 PM
       Answered the phone... (by Hoosier [IN]) Dec 3, 2018 8:49 PM
       Answered the phone... (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Dec 3, 2018 9:32 PM
       Answered the phone... (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 4, 2018 9:34 AM
       Answered the phone... (by Pat [VA]) Dec 5, 2018 6:31 PM

Answered the phone... (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 11:27 AM

And this is why I don't! Somehow prospective tenant got my number (it's not in my ads or on my website, so who knows?)

Anyway, I make the mistake of answering an unknown number and he says, without preamble, that "I need a place right away. My landlord is dying and moving from the area and I have to be out of my place by the 15th." He also mentioned he had been "on the beach" for thirty years, had never signed a lease, and had never been to (our town.)'s 1.5 miles from the bridge to the beach. If he has EVER been ANYWHERE else in the world, he has passed through the town (blip on the map.)

I ask, "Have you filled out our preview questions online?"

No, he doesn't like to do things online. And he doesn't have the $1000 SD required. Oh and he has a dog...non-neutered.

I told him, "I'm sorry I can't help you. We don't take non-neutered dogs and you certainly can't move in without any money."

He says, "I don't believe in neutering dogs." I said, "I'm sorry I can't help you." He says, "Well, lady, don't want to waste your time."

Already did...

Answered the phone... (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 11:35 AM

Gotta love it.

Answered the phone... (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 12:17 PM

Clear example of a guy who needs to be "neutered".

Funny...I just got a somewhat similar phone call. I answered it because I thought it was the Marshal's Department; I had left a message with them involving a vehicle parked in front of one of my rentals that I believe has been abandoned.

Instead it was someone telling me they had read my ad online for the house for rent and then asked:

"How many bedrooms and bathrooms?" Uh...3/1 (like the ad says).

"What is the rent?" (Like the ad said, $750).

"Is there is a security deposit?" (Again, like the ad said, yes).

"What are the requirements to move in?" (I'm thinking by now DID YOU EVEN READ THE AD...but I briefly review them and tell them I have the applications for screening at the house).

"Ok..thanks". He hangs up. I think I'm done with this caller. Thirty minutes later this same guys calls back. This time I let it go to voice mail. His message was he drove by the house but didn't find any applications either stuck in the door or in the mailbox.

I guess I forgot to tell him they were IN the house and to see them he'd have to make an appointment to VIEW the house.


Answered the phone... (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 1:10 PM

Phone call today... calling on available studio. "Does the deposit of $500 include first month's rent?" Odd question. So i explain what $500 deposit is far and upon move in first month's rent is $725. She replies "Oh. Are you hiring?"

Do you wonder if they are just calling random numbers? Living on beach for 30 years... why settle down now? Lol... --99.203.xx.xx

Answered the phone... (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 1:34 PM

HAHA too funny Gail (clear example of a guy who needs to be "neutered"... oh man.

I had one a few months back that called and said his name was "Tony" (I don't really remember now). Then a few hours later said his name was "George" (the only thing was I just happened to recognize the voice AND the number).

The next day he called back with a different name! I said something about it and he said "oh, that wasn't me you must be confused". I said no, it's the same phone number and the same voice. He again said "nope, not me that may have been John!" so I just said "look, I don't know how many people there are there but it's limited to 2 people max and you are the third one that's called. I don't have any 2+ apartments available at this time … thanks and have a nice day".

Answered the phone... (by Don I [MO]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 1:46 PM

Multiple Personality Disorder! One person isn4 people! ;-)

Answered the phone... (by David [MI]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 4:59 PM

I don't know why you guys let people ask you questions. I have a 15 second elevator speech prepared that succinctly describes the house.

Answered the phone... (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 8:49 PM

Ok, I think I have you all beat...but this is an old one....

House up for rent, sign in yard. Phone rings...guy leaves voicemail he's interested, so I call him back....conversation goes like this...

Caller: I like the house, saw it from outside, when can I see the inside?

Me: We're having an open house Thursday at 2 are invited...we will have applications there.

Caller: Oh great, ok. Hey...I work third shift so I'm normally sleeping then...can you call me an hour before to wake me up?

.....silence for a few seconds...(I'm befuddled)

Me: Sure, but do me a favor please?

Caller: What's that?

Me: I am typically busy at lunch time, so can you call me at lunch and remind me to call you?

....silence for a few seconds....

Caller: I don't understand.

Me: I'm sorry but I'm not your wake up service.


Answered the phone... (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2018 9:32 PM

I feel left out. Ya’ll are having so mich fun with these crazy calls.

We haven’t had one in years!


Answered the phone... (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 9:34 AM

I use a VOIP internet phone number that I have call forward to my office or cell phone when I have a vacancy. All other times it goes to voice mail and no reply sent. People calling on an old add get nor response. --47.156.xx.xx

Answered the phone... (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Dec 5, 2018 6:31 PM

Too funny! Loving these responses. I answer due to limited space on my machine. (Have too many old deceased friends and relatives on there to delete.) Responded to the horrible credit card call, I said I want to transfer my balance, they said ok, do you have at least $5,000.00 balance? I said no, I have zero! She said you must have $5,000.00 to qualify. I said but I want to qualify. And so it went...... Yeah, I know they are just trying to make a living but sometimes I'm like Bugs Bunny, I'm a little devil!

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