PropertyManagementMaven: July 2014

Want a Home With NO PRIOR PET in Residence? GO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION

Life continues to be a challenge for many passive-aggressive rental prospects new to the area's rental market.

 

A rental prospect contacted me this AM with questions that were easily answered on the property listings on my web site AND wanted my assurances that there had been no CATS at the properties.

 

....like EVER? I wondered.

 

Unless she is going to find a new INVESTOR OWNED property that has never been lived in/had pets in and is willing live with the "out gassing" of the new carpet, I could never advise anyone that there had been NO CAT (NO PET) at the property I manage.

 

.....and I think this is a GREAT opportunity for her to BUY a NEW CONSTRUCTION home and be able to tell prospective purchasers when she sell that THERE HAVE BEEN NO PETS HERE!

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

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Comment balloon 11 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • July 23 2014 05:19AM
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