PropertyManagementMaven: How is YOUR Referral Network? Who do you REFER to?

How is YOUR Referral Network? Who do you REFER to?

I am very fortunate to have GREAT owners and residents who refer owner and tenant prospects to me....I HEART referrals!

UNFORTUNATELY, I rarely take the properties that are referred to me and I ALWAYS thank those who give me these referrals.....

I received an e-mail this morning from a new investment owner of a short sale that he and his wife will be repainting over the next few months.  A current OWNER and a current TENANT both mentioned my name to him and he acknowledged in his e-mail that he may well be over his head in his purchase and remodeling efforts.

They bought a split-level, short sale, built in 1960 and when I viewed it on needs A LOT OF WORK.....and it needs a property manager who has access to a EPA lead certified repair team.  

My benefit to these "flippers" may well be in the 2 property management firm names that I gave him in my return e-mail....both have in-house maintenance with EPA certification and they both have properties in the area that they manage.  

.....My REFERRAL may be their best step so far!



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Comment balloon 3 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • February 25 2013 03:14AM


My goodness.  "Over his head" barely describes his predicament.  Wonder what type of professional advice he got, if any, when he purchased.  

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Lenn - I suspect took 2 referrals to get him to contact me via e-mail.....He may get some education and help with the referrals I provided. 

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Wallace, that sounds like a lot of work to take on. its probably better that you referred them out

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

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