I WANTED to rent a HOUSE...How did I End Up in an APARTMENT?

Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

This is happening more NOW that there are fewer rental single family homes in the area.


Rental prospects just don’t realize that they need to come to the area to view rental homes late Wednesday afternoon and PRE-schedule viewings Thursday, Friday and sign their lease on Saturday and return home on Sunday.

If they come during the weekend ONLY, they may only be able to view large apartment complexes with on-site staff to show them model units.


Even prospects that think that a real estate agent can get them into rental homes are finding they wasted a trip and should have taken time off of their CURRENT job to view homes during the week.


These rental prospects do not realize that signing a 6-month lease in an apartment complex means they will have to move AGAIN when they find a suitable house, pay additional utility hook-up fees AND possible payt double rent for at least a month or two.


Taking 2 or 3 days off work to viewing properties during the BUSINE$$ WEEK is better than moving twice.


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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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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I have never understood the psyche of the average home buyer or renter consumer.

They spend days, hours, weeks shopping for a pair of shoes but want to find a HOME to rent or buy in an hour.

Jun 09, 2014 03:16 AM #1
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Many think that there should be an OVERabundance of homes for rent and they are incorrect.....push comes to shove, they rent an apartment v coming back for another visit to the area.

Jun 09, 2014 09:49 AM #2
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Those just entering the rental market have no idea that they need a sense of urgency Wallace.

Jun 09, 2014 08:58 PM #3
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