REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Dave [CA]) Sep 19, 2022 3:18 PM|
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Jim in O C [CA]) Sep 19, 2022 3:43 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Hoosier [IN]) Sep 19, 2022 3:58 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by MikeA [TX]) Sep 19, 2022 5:24 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Nancy [NJ]) Sep 19, 2022 6:04 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by WMH [NC]) Sep 19, 2022 6:12 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by plenty [MO]) Sep 19, 2022 10:18 PM
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 19, 2022 11:42 PM
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REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Dave [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 3:18 PM
OK, HERE'S ONE TO CHEW ON
WAR STORIES PLEASE
how Many of us have had applicants, accompanied by realtors or just realtors without their client presenting and something In Our gut tells us this fish don't smell so great. ?
.......the potential set up for a habibility, mold, radon, structural, child proofing, dog bite claim, toxic waste, asbestos, etc.
........the husband dosen't want his credit run because,...............
But the wife checks out ok
........clean eviction checks but somehow the second months rent is the
last ya gonna see.
Professional,established film industry stuntman with great verifiable assets and income violating specific lease provisions by operating a """"stunt school"""" in your backyard and storing hazardous flammable and explosive materials in your garage.
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 3:43 PM
I have a realtor try there best to have me accept a loser because it would benefit them. The owner needed his tenant our to close a escrow. The owner was willing to pay $3500 tenant of the tenants move in cost. --99.23.xxx.x
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 3:58 PM
if it looks like vinegar and smells like vinegar... --99.92.xxx.xxx
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 5:24 PM
Years ago when the tenants were few and far between and vacancies hard to fill I had my realtor pass along my vacancies to his email list of agents. I paid them $75 for a qualified applicant that signed a lease. I treated the applicants brought by a realtor no different than any others as far as screening. At the time, it helped me fill vacancies where other landlords were struggling. I don't think the tenant pool they brought were really any different than what I found elsewhere.
In today's world, I'm having no problems finding qualified tenants so no need to pull out the stops to track them down. Those are the tools you stick back in the toolbox for days when you can't fill vacancies. --209.205.xxx.xx
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Nancy [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 6:04 PM
Do to location of & unique-ness the apartment have no trouble BUT my Dad at the time very ill ( he lived 2 hours away ) I had a lot going on in our lives & was afraid I wouldn't give 100 - 110% of my time to finding the right tenant, Interviewed three realtors known in town etc. - he was telling of many interest etc. ( most however had something that was not what we where looking for pets - extra person - commercial vehicle parking - after 10 days he was insisting that I lower the rent $100 -he got listing two weeks into Sept - now Oct 1st around the corner - He assured me if I lowered it $100 that would bring the tenant I was looking for. Again dealing with the holidays & my Dad ... in a week moment I said yes.
Like magic the perfect tenant on 11/15 - worked 20+ years UPS one 23 yr old son going to college out of state would be there when there wasn't school. GR8* credit divorcing thats why in need of housing
Tenant moved in Dec 1st -
I later learned realtor has Disney vacation planned for for after Thanksgiving - He was showing the tenant "disgusting - dirty - bad location listing ... Telling tenant if he can get what you like would you pay XXX - which was $100 less then my rent original was and $200 over what he wanted to spend.
So the realtor was playing us both certainly not looking out for my best interest nor the tenant as he wanted a particular price range.
A year later I had a for rent by own sign on the lawn for the upstairs apt. He called me what are you doing - The inventory is low - rental are in demand I can screen and do all the work etc. etc.
I said lets cut to the chase - you got both sided of my rental last time - You certainly didn't have my best interest - I gave up $1200 for the year because I listened to what you where telling me ... all along you where only looking out for yourself. Not even a thank you nor a postcard from Disney -
I'll take my chances without a realtor for this.
Which I did ! the tenant is going on 6 years this Spring - rental check received three days before the first like clockwork. --69.127.xx.xx
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 6:12 PM
Never used a realtor to rent. Our realtor that we use to buy, good guy, a real pro and trustworthy - clueless about rentals LOL! He likes working with us because I teach him things :)
He has sent me a couple people of the years just as a favor to the people - never panned out at all. --50.82.xxx.xxx
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 10:18 PM
Agree. Avoid realtors. They just want to get paid. You are just the "vehicle" to get money. --172.58.xx.xx
REALTORS and APPLICANTS (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 11:42 PM
I had a realtor bring me a winner. They wanted a 2 year lease. So the realtor wanted a month's rent per year, but since this was a 2 year lease, the realtor wanted 2 months rent up front. I ran the applicants credit and they never stay in any one place for more than a year. So the realtor wanted to scam me out of a years worth of commission. I agreed to pay the 1st year's commission up front, then 1/4 of the second years commission ever quarter. --47.156.xx.xx
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