I hate CATTLE CALL listing/rental presentations.....the property owner dials or e-mails area property managers for information on listing or property management services.
These seem to start in January and I try to PRE-screen some of these contacts for the type of property and intent of the property owner.
I started receiving an e-mail about 2 weeks ago about my services and while the owner gave me a general area of their property, they kept asking me for my literature - management agreement.
I indicated I would provide it after I met with them and viewed their property and I did that yesterday. They are leaving the area, have a very nice townhouse in a desirable school area that they had not realized.
The property owner brought out the management materials from another property manager and proceeded to use it as an outline of her questions to me.
It was VERY enlightening. The materials were boilerplate and while they were in a nice folder, they were printed with the specifics of the property inserted by a very poor hand writing.
There was loads of information on their services; however, there was NO information regarding the JOYS of being a landlord - no information on the tax advantages - not even a Schedule E form.
There was no personalization - no photo - no personalization for the property owners - NOTHING.
....I'll go back today and take a picture of the exterior of their property when the sun and light is right, do my personalized management proposal and my hand-written thank you note and hand-deliver it to their door tomorrow.
Meanwhile.....I took photos of another property before a showing yesterday afternoon and have a property presentation scheduled for Saturday for a 2-year old home in a DESIRABLE, NEW subdivision minutes from a LARGE area employer....