PropertyManagementMaven: April 2014

I UNDERSTAND You Found My Listing on Zillow*Trulia*HotPads, etc....

...I did not put it there.  

Somehow, I am now the EDUCATOR of rental prospects using migration sites to find their new rental home.

These sites RARELY provide a link to my website but they do provide my phone # which is why my outgoing voicemail message directs them to my web site....I also have a MightyText app that I can use to send text messages to cel phones providing information on how to access my listings on my web site.

Many of these sites also do not indicate when the property will be AVAILABLE....SHAME on them....Unlike a home for sale, the majority of my rental homes are currently OCCUPIED so letting prospects (site users) know when properties will be AVAILABLE is very important!

 

I really feel like I am HERDING CATS.....

I recently changed my primary and secondary (Craigslist) e-mail signatures to include:

 

Wallace S. Gibson CPM

View our available rental homes online with photos and floor plans

NOTE to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com & HotPads users...these are migration sites for listings placed on OUR web site....you should click on the above link to find the property you are interested in under PREVIEW OUR LISTINGS and use the Contact/Inquire option on the listing for additional information and to schedule a viewing.

Here Kitty! Kitty! Kitty!

 

 

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

LandlordWhisperer

View our available Charlottesville, Albemarle and Lake Monticello rental homes online with photos and floor plans


"...to be a Virginian, either by Birth, Marriage, Adoption, or even on one's Mother's side, is an Introduction to any State in the Union, a Passport to any Foreign Country, and a Benediction from the Almighty God...." Anonymous

 

Comment balloon 14 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • April 23 2014 11:10AM
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