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Buried in Calls from Unqualified Tenants? Save Time ‘Big Time’ With This Tactic…

Dang Unqualified Tenants!So……you ever felt like screaming at your phone or even ripping fistfuls of hair from your own scalp over the onslaught of ridiculously unqualified people who call when you start advertising a newly vacant rental?

Sheesh, I know I sure have.  It’s weird I know, but I find myself actually wanting to rent the dang house and simultaneously wanting to avoid the stream of prospective tenant calls necessary to do so.  (My mind truly amazes me sometimes — and no, I haven’t hired someone to handle that part for me yet.  BAD me!)

So how’d you like a simple $7 trick to slash the number of calls you get, and thus reclaim scads of precious time (and maybe some hair)? As a follow up to “The Awesomest Way to Murder Roaches (Even the Pregnant Mamas)” I offer you another little nugget of joy from my buddy Chris Wark that promises just that.

This guy’s been actively swimming in the shark tenant infested waters of “buy, fix and hold” for the last 7-ish years, and now manages 65 or so units.  Sure, there are many who’ve been around longer or managed more, but I can tell you Chris is like an stinkin’ Oracle on Property/Tenant Management at this point, and just oozes handy “Gosh, why didn’t I think of that before” kind of stuff every time I’m around him.  Definitely one of my mentors in the local arena.

And before you watch, let’s see how cool you are (in my eyes) with this…

Challenge Question: To which crazy awesome TV show do I briefly pay homage at some point in this video? (Leave it in the comments if you know. 🙂 )



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PS…Does this remind you of a similar tip of your own that’s worth passing along?  Let’s hear ’em!  Bring it!  Leave a comment!

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JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • Robert fronk

    Good one! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most overlooked.

  • Robert fronk

    Good one! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most overlooked.

  • Homage paid smells like: “In the Year 2000/3000” – Late Night with Conan O’Brien & The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

    Thanks for the landlord tips Chris & JP. 🙂

  • Homage paid smells like: “In the Year 2000/3000” – Late Night with Conan O’Brien & The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

    Thanks for the landlord tips Chris & JP. 🙂

  • Bradley

    Great Info. Thanks!

    You rock again.

    The homage? I have no clue. I must be too old!

  • Bradley

    Great Info. Thanks!

    You rock again.

    The homage? I have no clue. I must be too old!

  • Jared

    Great stuff Jp & Chris!! I have something to add if I may: here where I live the newspaper add is the way to go. I put the same info. in there with the deposit amount. Then I put “NO PETS NO HUD” before the phone #. This saves me a great deal of phone calls also and it fits my rental criteria. The character cost is well worth my sanity!!!

  • Jared

    Great stuff Jp & Chris!! I have something to add if I may: here where I live the newspaper add is the way to go. I put the same info. in there with the deposit amount. Then I put “NO PETS NO HUD” before the phone #. This saves me a great deal of phone calls also and it fits my rental criteria. The character cost is well worth my sanity!!!

  • Glenn

    Thanks JP and Chris. Anyone who holds property would do well to spend under 4 minutes to benefit from Chris’ experience. Great technique for those who manage their own properties, offering great time leverage.

  • Glenn

    Thanks JP and Chris. Anyone who holds property would do well to spend under 4 minutes to benefit from Chris’ experience. Great technique for those who manage their own properties, offering great time leverage.

  • Glenn

    Ooops . . . As already noted by Cola above, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. This reminds me . . . we need to locate that crude little dog with the cigar!

  • Glenn

    Ooops . . . As already noted by Cola above, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. This reminds me . . . we need to locate that crude little dog with the cigar!

  • Ah yes, Glenn! Triumph the Insult Dog would be an EXCEPTIONAL addition to the REI Tips videos! Great idea…FOR ME TO POOP ON!

    …jp

  • Ah yes, Glenn! Triumph the Insult Dog would be an EXCEPTIONAL addition to the REI Tips videos! Great idea…FOR ME TO POOP ON!

    …jp

  • Great tip! Here’s another one..

    When I sell a property, I use a toll-free recorded message, or sometimes a LOCAL free number (from google) with a mailbox. All it does is:
    1) tell them what you’re offering
    2) they only leave you a message if they’re serious
    3) you can have the voicemail sent directly to your email (my cell phone). 😉

    If you’re desperate, call back the people who didn’t leave a message and ask what they want.

    Keep sending the good tips. They’re helpful!

    Ryan Thompson
    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

  • Great tip! Here’s another one..

    When I sell a property, I use a toll-free recorded message, or sometimes a LOCAL free number (from google) with a mailbox. All it does is:
    1) tell them what you’re offering
    2) they only leave you a message if they’re serious
    3) you can have the voicemail sent directly to your email (my cell phone). 😉

    If you’re desperate, call back the people who didn’t leave a message and ask what they want.

    Keep sending the good tips. They’re helpful!

    Ryan Thompson
    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

  • I’m implying that someone could *try* this with RENTING a unit too, of course. If anyone has, reply to me and let me know how it goes!

    I did this with a rent-to-own (lease option) a couple years ago as well, and my phone went crazy. Only about 33% of them left messages and that was plenty for me!

    Thanks,
    Ryan
    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

  • I’m implying that someone could *try* this with RENTING a unit too, of course. If anyone has, reply to me and let me know how it goes!

    I did this with a rent-to-own (lease option) a couple years ago as well, and my phone went crazy. Only about 33% of them left messages and that was plenty for me!

    Thanks,
    Ryan
    .-= Ryan´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

  • JP/Chris,

    That’s and excellent idea and I’ll be implementing it on a property I have available for rent.

    Thanks and keep the ideas coming

    Garland

  • JP/Chris,

    That’s and excellent idea and I’ll be implementing it on a property I have available for rent.

    Thanks and keep the ideas coming

    Garland

  • I’d throw the lease info (six month, month-to-month) on the sign as well. Furnished/unfurnished might be good.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • I’d throw the lease info (six month, month-to-month) on the sign as well. Furnished/unfurnished might be good.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • I’m a newbie as are probably a few others reading this blog so thanks a million for sharing your knowledge.

  • I’m a newbie as are probably a few others reading this blog so thanks a million for sharing your knowledge.

  • This is a great idea to manage those unwanted propsective clients.. Thank you for the inspiration! I shall implement these sooN!
    .-= Jewel´s last blog ..Spring Birthday Parties Come Rain or Shine =-.

  • This is a great idea to manage those unwanted propsective clients.. Thank you for the inspiration! I shall implement these sooN!
    .-= Jewel´s last blog ..Spring Birthday Parties Come Rain or Shine =-.

  • its all about the simple things….

  • its all about the simple things….