These Turn OFFS Will Get You Turned DOWN!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

It occurred again! 

An inquirer called with an elaborate saga of justification in defense of her credit report being so displeasing.  Due to her co-signing for a relative who had not honored his repayment agreement, the negatives were recorded, reducing her score to the low 500's.  She continued on about having to abruptly move before the lease term was completed because of a job relocation. 

If that was not enough, the drama continued with detailed information describing what she said was rude and inconsiderate treatment received by her former management company upon returning the keys.  She expected to get an approval nod for cleaning the unit instead of a reprimand for the early termination.

Guess how many times my antenna went up???

With a half-second pause in between her sentences, the caller begin to outline an intricate list of what she desired from us.... 

Applying for a rental is NOT an audition for a starring role.  These types of Turn OFFS Will Get You Turned DOWN! 

"Where the RIGHT Price is the RICE Price!"

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Rainmaker
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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Some people don't have brakes on their mouth.  A simple Yes, ma'am, Yes, sir, will do.  Don't volunteer unless asked. 

 

May 03, 2011 03:25 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Diane * I want to SCREAM * Save the DRAMA for your MOMMA!  I have had 4 PAST residents who left the area and are coming back for a RETURN to their jobs contact me in the last month.....they were good tenants with stories - I'll take them KNOWING that they have good jobs and don't destroy property!

May 03, 2011 03:49 AM #2
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Don - and when they open it, you see their FOOT don't you?  HAH!

Wallace!!!  Did you do a post on that???

May 03, 2011 04:28 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Diane:  But .. but .. but!  There is always an explanation.  Always a preface.  Always a reason WHY it's not their fault.  We've heard it too many times, haven't we?  What these potential clients need to understand that it little matters WHY.  It's the actuality and reality that matters.  And as you say, that doesn't get you a knew rental ... or buy you a home in the current market.  It's also why our New Leaf Program is of great interest to so many ... both professional and potential buyers.  Thankfully, if the client puts their mind and hard work to it, they CAN turn the bad stories into happy endings ...

So good to see you!  Are we ever going to get nice warm Spring weather in the south suburbs?

Gene

May 03, 2011 05:45 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Ooops ... forgot to say ... SUGGESTED!!!

Gene

May 03, 2011 05:46 AM #5
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Hey Gene!  It's coming... and when it gets here, it will last longer since it took it's time!

May 03, 2011 11:33 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Diane, 

What folks don't realize is how much they show you how they are the more they open their mouths.  They dig deeper and deeper holes and we know that they are NOT the client that works for us. 

All the best, Michelle

May 03, 2011 02:48 PM #7
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Diane, I hear a lot of stories on the mortgage end as well.  Lucky for me that the rules are clear cut, so it does not matter how the low credit scores got there, the only thing that matters is that they are there, and all I can do is advice them on how to correct it.

May 03, 2011 04:07 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

I've received stories like this from 3 of my last 4 rental leads.  I've begun to feel like there's a sign somewhere that says, "no job, no credit, call Karen."  Gotta find it and rip it down. :)

Anyway, so good to see you here in the 'Rain.

May 04, 2011 02:47 PM #9
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Michelle:  so true - when they talk, it's revelation time!  Thanks for your input.

George:  can imagine what YOU see!  On my end, there is not much correction that can be done to remedy it on short notice.

Karen:  You know EXACTLY what been happening over here!

May 08, 2011 08:00 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

You can learn alot from listening, however, when it comes to real estate transactions, what is in writing ( i.e. credit score, pre-approval letter, title work) speaks much more loudly than anything a renter, buyer or seller tells you :)

great post Diane!

sincerely,

grace

May 11, 2011 02:27 AM #11
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Grace - for sure!  I did give your number out tonight to a Coldwell Banker agent.  She will probably contact you tomorrow.  Hopefully you will be able to help her client.  (These were area we do not service) 

May 11, 2011 03:01 PM #12
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Aida Pinto
Independent Real Estate Broker - Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196

I need to trust my intuition and just say no!  sounds like you are in tune to your intuition....good for you.

May 18, 2011 12:03 PM #13
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Hello Aida!  Thanks for stopping by - believe me, before long if you stay in this business you will also get fine tuned. 

May 20, 2011 03:58 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Diane I don't want it. I don't need it. People like her. I got too much already that I am dealing with. Don't need more on my plate. Its been a while. Come back and blog Diane. Hope you have a great and safe summer. Great post.

Jun 07, 2011 07:50 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING DIANE!  Yikes - imagine her applying for a job and being at the interview?! 

Jun 10, 2011 01:54 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Diane, so good to see and hear from you again...I've been wondering what you've been up to...guess Chi-Town is keeping you busy.  Anyway, we've all heard the stories and like everyone points out "it's what is in writing.

Jul 11, 2011 10:18 AM #17
Rainer
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Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Lanre - Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Gab - Yikes is right! This happens when folks have something to hide.  They fabricate!

Nick - Just been keeping the brokerage going - we have our share of business!  Good to see ya!

Jul 11, 2011 11:54 AM #18
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