Patience, Grasshopper

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Real Estate Agent with United Real Estate TX #0552717

I recently helped one of my landlord clients find a renter for one of his Addison properties.

The tenant didn't want the lease to start until the first of the month, but she wanted to move a few items in early. The landlord did not have a problem with that since she paid the security deposit and first month's rent up front.

I was going to be out of town on the day the tenant wanted to get the keys, so I put a combination lockbox on the door before I left. The day the tenant wanted to move some items in, I called her with the combination and told her I'd retrieve the lockbox from the door when I got back into town.

I got back home a few days later and went to retrieve the lockbox. Gone!

I called the tenant's agent who knew nothing about it. She finally tracked down the tenant who told her that the lockbox would be delivered to my office the next day.

This is what I found:

Combination Lockbox

I guess she just really didn't want that lockbox on the door and when she couldn't figure out how to remove it (it's really easy and if you can retrieve the keys from inside, you're half way there), just replaced the whole doorknob.

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Lorrie well that tennant certainly made it clear - yikes. I wouldn't call that -off to a good start. 

Jul 04, 2015 01:27 AM #1
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Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate! She had the landlord's permission to re-key the locks, not change out the hardware!

Jul 04, 2015 01:29 AM #2
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Sussie Sutton
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That is so funny!  I guess she did not understand that you were coming to get it.

Jul 04, 2015 03:21 AM #3
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Nick T Pappas
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Lorrie, definitely not off to a good start. I really try to be patient and understanding with tenants, buyers and sellers, but to be honest with you my patience and understanding is wearing a little thin.

Jul 04, 2015 08:22 AM #4
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 

 

That is awesome. lol. Surprised she did not include the door. 

Jul 07, 2015 02:57 PM #5
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Pamela Seley
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LOL Yes, I have seen that...

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Laura Cerrano
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Patience is definitely an absolute virtue in this case! Great stuff! Love and light!

Jul 07, 2015 04:10 PM #7
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Laura Cerrano
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I've definitely been noticing that all the blogs from Texas are on fire with positivity lately! Am I the only one who notices?

Jul 07, 2015 04:11 PM #8
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