what a day!! (by melinda [MD]) May 15, 2019 7:57 PM|
what a day!! (by AllyM [NJ]) May 15, 2019 9:01 PM
what a day!! (by GKARL [PA]) May 15, 2019 9:01 PM
what a day!! (by Robert J [CA]) May 16, 2019 12:29 AM
what a day!! (by JB [OR]) May 16, 2019 1:11 AM
what a day!! (by JB [OR]) May 16, 2019 1:13 AM
what a day!! (by myob [GA]) May 16, 2019 1:37 AM
what a day!! (by JKJ [MA]) May 16, 2019 5:11 AM
what a day!! (by GKARL [PA]) May 16, 2019 5:45 AM
what a day!! (by J [FL]) May 16, 2019 6:37 AM
what a day!! (by J [FL]) May 16, 2019 6:39 AM
what a day!! (by Jim In O C [CA]) May 16, 2019 6:40 AM
what a day!! (by WMH [NC]) May 16, 2019 8:09 AM
what a day!! (by myob [GA]) May 16, 2019 11:17 AM
what a day!! (by melinda [MD]) May 16, 2019 11:50 AM
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what a day!! (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 7:57 PM
My day started out with the showing of a rental of a lovely property to a young Section 8 person. Her mother had rented from us several years ago. As soon as she walked in she commented that she does not like houses that have the steps going upstairs as soon as you step inside. (Please forgive me!!) She proceeded to take photos of the interior as she went through the house. Never asked if this was ok with me. Guess she is not going to be a resident. At least she has the photos.
After we got home, the doorbell rings. Outside stands a lady who I do not know. She tells me who she is and and that she desperately (big RED flag) needs a 4 bedroom right away. I get her name, her "husbands" name and the Uncle's name who will also be living with them. I search the judicial records and their issues include arrest for drugs, assault . Also 4 times in court for nonpayment of rent with my real estate broker. Nervous about this criminal knowing where I live. Comments? --24.233.xxx.xx
what a day!! (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 9:01 PM
How did they find out where you live? You need a Ring photo doorbell right now. It calls your phone with a view of who is out there and you can talk through it. --173.61.xxx.xx
what a day!! (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2019 9:01 PM
How are they coming to your house to inquire about an apartment? --209.122.xx.xxx
what a day!! (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 12:29 AM
I guess since you are accepting Section 8 tenants, you are know to the locals as a "charity". Just lie, fill out some forms and get a nice place to live paying almost nothing a month. If people only know that you run full credit checks, call references and have "requirements" in order to by your tenant, no one would show up at your door, at least without an appointment. Maybe not? --47.156.xx.xx
what a day!! (by JB [OR]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 1:11 AM
Welcome to the Section 8 mentality. The only thing free or almost free services gets you is demand for better free services. Boy, life is tough!
what a day!! (by JB [OR]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 1:13 AM
As for the woman showing up at your place, you should have mentioned that you would never rent to someone you do not know and who shows up at your doorstep uninvited. It would not surprise if this was actually an intimidation ploy to get you to reluctantly accept them (you check on them and they have criminal backgrounds). And they know exactly where you live...the question is why do they know where you live? --24.20.xxx.xxx
what a day!! (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 1:37 AM
our policy is very simple. rude but simple. we don't who knocks we say who is it--WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR. What do you want? sorry they don't live here. Sorry to say even when the cops or sheriff comes and knocks samo oh samo.
never acknowlege who is there in your home.
works 100% of the time. we also have arlo on the house.
what a day!! (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 5:11 AM
Myob, how do you like the Arlo cameras, Iím thinking of getting the wireless 4 camera package? --71.248.xxx.xxx
what a day!! (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 5:45 AM
Melinda: You should consider keeping these guys at a distance. They should not know where you live nor should they be making inquiries in person. I see no one f2f until the showing and they don't get to a showing until they pass my pre-screening. I don't talk to them to pre-screen as I text/message them a form to complete that covers that. Most don't bother to complete it and I check out those who do before scheduling a showing. I can't imagine someone ringing my doorbell talking about they want to rent a place. You should be concerned. --209.122.xx.xxx
what a day!! (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 6:37 AM
"How did they find out where you live?"
Ally I assume the address was posted in the rental ad or this is one of those neighborhoods where everyone knows everyone else's business as soon as it happens. --72.188.xxx.xxx
what a day!! (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 6:39 AM
Sorry, I misread the post before I responded. She showed up your home address--that's terrible! Did she get it off the property appraiser's website? --72.188.xxx.xxx
what a day!! (by Jim In O C [CA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 6:40 AM
My favorite section 8 applicant who didnít tell me she was on section 8 wanted to know if the pool was heated.
When I told her they heat it to 75 she said she prefers warmer. Sorry I donít control the thermostat. --185.31.x.xxx
what a day!! (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 8:09 AM
I have people stop and inquire about the studios sometimes. It's disconcerting to be sure. Luckily I can just tell them they stay full and that's that.
If one is ever coming open, I state plainly in my ads that anyone coming to the property without an invitation will be considered trespassing. --184.188.xxx.xx
what a day!! (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 11:17 AM
JKJ we love them. we have the 3 camera set. Have one pointing from our mud room door to the front door that covers the whole driveway. Another is mounted on its base pointing to the front of house to mud room door and covers garage door. The last one is on a tree in back that covers the whole back of the house. we use SKINS to cover them. the charge takes about 45 mins and last 25 to 30 days. We are in the pacific heading to Vancouver and it dings when someone is at the camera and allows us to talk with our son when he comes to the house. It also stores motions so you can page back into activity.
yes there good enough to see the ups or fedx guy throw our stuff ontot he porch also. --72.2.xxx.xx
what a day!! (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: May 16, 2019 11:50 AM
Thank you all for you responses. My front door is a clear stained class rectangle so I can see people and they can see me. I do not know how she found out where I live. --24.233.xxx.xx
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