Not the BEST way to Find a Charlottesville (VA) Rental Home

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I have talked to "him" at least 4 times on the phone recently....each time, he says he is a "friend" of a prominent local architect; however, he does not know that those of us who know his architect friend call him HANK and not Henry as he refers to him.

They are moving from Florida and are totally SHOCKED by the rental home prices in our area and can not afford to rent what they really want to live in.

I'm not sure this will work for them as he is very condescending when talking to prospective landlords and I'm sure that someone has suggested that his wife may want to go back to work so that they can afford the home they REALLY WANT TO RENT FOR THEIR FAMILY!

4br - We need your home asap! (Charlottesville)

                                                    Hello, We are a family of 5!
                                                    I am an architectural designer & my wife teaches.
                                                    My wife now is a home maker and she is fabulous!
                                                    We are looking for a safe good home where children can play!
                                                    I will take care of all utilities, rent, yardwork, & home maintenance.
                                                    Please contact us if interested!
                                                    Charles & Ashlee

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Wallace S. Gibson is a Certified Property Manager with over 50 years of property management experience and expertise.  She maintains a specialized property management business in Central Virginia serving Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa counties  


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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

They contacted you to ask if you were interested?!?  WOW . . . that's like a reverse offer.  I don't relocate often, but certainly wouldn't the first thing to check out would be comparable rents?  They probably could rent where they want to live, but in a smaller home.  

Aug 31, 2013 07:15 AM #1
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I always get a chuckle when folks move from an area with much lower prices.  They bring their bodies, but leave their brain.

Aug 31, 2013 07:33 AM #2
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Craigslist has since removed their might have worked if they put it in the correct category and not in the rental OFFERED section....his third call I reminded him we had talked PREVIOUSLY and nothing had fact I had FEWER rental homes for them to select from

Aug 31, 2013 08:22 AM #3
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

HAHAHAHA!     It gets tiring doesn't it!

Aug 31, 2013 11:45 AM #4
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Wallace, this is what happens when you don't speak with the right Property Manager priior to moving into a new area. I give them credit for their creativity though!

Aug 31, 2013 12:14 PM #5
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Wow Wallace.  Moving to an area without having researched costs is really stupid.

Aug 31, 2013 08:48 PM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wallace, seeking a rental requires honesty, humility and research! Think they are lacking a few! Enjoy your day!

Aug 31, 2013 10:40 PM #7
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Wallace: When you are a property manager, you can't get sucked into someone else's personal life or problems. You need to do the best for your landlord, and follow all the policies and procedures you have set up. If they can't meet them, sorry...

Sep 01, 2013 06:15 PM #8
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Well, the note seemed polite enough.

Sep 02, 2013 04:55 AM #9
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Hello rental prices are different when it comes to cities across America. There are multiple reasons for rental prices. Hello! call someone before you want to move to a particular city.

Oct 07, 2013 07:07 AM #10
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