RENTAL PROSPECT from my web site: Will you inquire of your client if they would consider lowering the rent ? I know that a higher payemt is chosen to deter residents who would not take care of the property. I relocated from Fairfax county and I get it. I will take care of it, but I am asingle parent putting a child through University and working I'd just like to see if she would consider. thank you
MY RESPONSE: There is no incentive to lower the rent to less than what the owner has received for the last year.....good luck with your rental home search
RENTAL PROSPECT’S RESPONSE: but you do have an obligation to your client to present her with the request and let her decide
MY RESPONSE TO HER MISTAKEN IMPRESSION: Actually...no, I don't....don't confuse a property manager with a sales listing agent...I actually have specific duties assigned to MY DISCRETION by my management agreement and I have managed the property for over 15 years...I have no obligation to send your silly request to the owner as you are just telling me you can not afford the rent by asking for a reduction consideration prior to even looking at the townhouse...you are looking at rental properties out of your budget.....good luck with your rental home search.
Property managers operate under a different employment agreement than those of an EVENT agreement such as SELL MY HOUSE!
I have duties outlined in the agreement which include how much money I can spend prior to contacting the owner AND the leasing criteria and rental rate are TOTALLY at my DESCRATION....
I know the current rental market; I know what type of prospects are in the current rental pool and their approximate monthly income and employment and income AND I know the prospects for getting a property rented in a timely manner....so NO! I don't have to take your silly rent reduction request to the owner whether it is verbal, via e-mail or in writing.
....I'm STILL not making this stuff up, I swear!
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.
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