In honor of David Letterman’s 30 years in late night, here is a Top 10 list of things you’ll never hear a renter say:
10. “I’d love an avocado refrigerator.” Today’s renters want a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. No one wants to live in an apartment that hasn’t been updated since the ’70s.
9. “No rush changing my lightbulb; I know you have more pressing matters to attend to.” No matter how minor a resident’s request is to you, to him it’s the most important thing in the world. Don’t be vague about when something will be fixed; give a specific time so that he can be around if necessary, and if that time has to be changed, tell the resident beforehand, not an hour after the time you quoted.
8. “The broken tile in the lobby makes for a fun obstacle course!” Not only could this scare away potential new renters, it also presents a real safety issue for your current residents. Always make sure your lobby and common areas are well maintained.
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