I'm in FULL RENTING MODE...not too many properties vacant NOW; however, I will have a few in July and August so I am PREscreening as much as possible so as not to waste these prospects time FALLING IN L♥VE with my HOMES.
I respond to most e-mail, texts and voice inquires with 3 questions....
HOW MANY IN YOUR FAMILY?
DO YOU HAVE PETS?
HOW MANY CARS DO YOU HAVE?
The FIRST question is important because of occupancy, extended families, # of ADULTS and the # of AUTHORIZED residents that need to be considered.
The SECOND question is important because many people are thinking that landlord will be MORE THAN HAPPY to have their EXTENDED PET FAMILY move into their property with them; and
The THIRD question is because more HOAs, PUDs and subdivisions are LIMITING on-street parking and too many cars for parents and teen age drivers cause traffic and ingress and egress issues for emergency vehicles.
When the SECOND question is responded to with a number more than 2 - a dog and a cat - then further questions need to be asked.
I just received an e-mail inquiry from a woman who provided me with her current address without the house #. When I asked her which house #, she responded and I KNEW that she had at least 2 dogs and that they were HOME ALONE during the day.
I leased and managed the unit next to hers for 2 years and everytime someone came to THAT unit door, her dogs WELCOMED THEM WITH BARKS.
While I too have multiple pets at my house, I live in the country and their BARKING only alerts ME to an AMAZON delivery.
Multiple BARKING pets in a congested, multi-unit situation is difficult to regulate; however, if landlords and property managers do not do it, then the HOA/PUD or locality may have to do it to EVERYONE's detriment - including the pets.
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.
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