A Poem dedicated to Property Managers

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A poem dedicated to Property Managers/Landlords

Written by: Kathryn J

 

My PM World

 

 

I woke up this morning with one eye open

Hit the ground runnin’ wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM World

 

I had some breakfast....wheaties will do

Headed out to the office...AKA “The Zoo”

Wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM world

 

Barely sat down w/ a fresh cup of java

Phone rings...Surprise! A tenant w/ drama

Toilet backed up they continued to share

No.. son didn’t flush Buzz Lightyear.... I swear!

Ending that call still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM world

 

Contacted plumber with my new 9­1­1 call

I now have 50+ plus work orders thats all

Not too bad considering the worse it could be

Now sitting down back down w/ leftover coffee

Still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today will be a calmer day in my PM World

 

It’s now past lunch time heading for door

Late for inspection but here comes more!

Renter is ready to sign the lease

Forgot his appointment time...oh geez

We sat down quickly went over docs

I am tappin my finger watchin the clock

still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM World

 

Keys in hand, new tenant is gone

Headin out now only 1⁄2 past one

Ready for inspection knocked on the door

no one answered...walked in...almost fell on the floor

“Oh my” I said....”This place is a mess”

I think I will dock them for housekeeping & stress!

Sifted through the junk & made more notations

Went back to car...need aspirin & lil meditation

Still with wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM World

 

Back at the office waiting for five

Warmed up morning coffee ready to dive

Dive into the clutter that sits on my desk

My neglected TO DO’s of last weeks mess

Still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM world

 

Grabbed a pile of papers..ready set go!

Wishin’ I had a cigarette..wait...I don’t smoke!

Thinkin’ I’m wishin’ for a lighter

To clean my desk with a lil bit of fire!

Shakin’ off that thought...Why? Because....

We are still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today will be a calmer day in my PM world

 

Look...oh my it is closing time

Made it through the day...barely...in the nick of time

Locked up the office, lights off...lets go

Made it home... no interruptions...spoke too soon....oh NO!

 

Cell phone ringin’ off the hook in my ear

Police at my apartments evidentially the “Party of the Year”

Officer said control your tenants.... sharing his point of view

Or we will have fines and they will be charged to you!

Hangin’ up the phone... still shakin’ my head

Went to the kitchen ...wishin’ it was time for bed.

BUT I am still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

That today would be a calmer day in my PM world

 

Dinner is done...*Clink- Cheers* .... Bedtime is near

Made it through the day w/ a couple of tears

I am sure tomorrow will be a better day

Headin’ to bed with a couple more words to say....

I am still wishful thinkin’ & hopin’

 

That tomorrow will be a calmer day in my PM World.

 

 by: Kathryn J.

 

 
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Rainmaker
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Kathryn J. 

Wow! What a day for you. Hopefully you will find a quite place and another cup of coffee. 

Oct 09, 2015 12:25 PM #1
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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That's why I do not manage the properties. Some tenants are just so ''good'' in keeping you extremely busy.

Oct 11, 2015 05:03 PM #2
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Kathryn J.
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
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When in property management there is never a dull moment.  If they all got together they could write some interesting stories I am sure.

Oct 11, 2015 11:07 PM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Well presented. I hope you were able to have a glass or two of wine with that dinner!

This reminds me of my many years in property management.

Oct 12, 2015 03:50 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Kathryn - that is a story of a very busy property  manager.  Never a dull moment.

Oct 12, 2015 04:10 AM #5
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Tracy Lee Parker
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Kathryn, How cute is this poem! I was laughing all the way through as I can relate! I wish we could bill for STRESS !!! 

Oct 29, 2015 03:59 AM #6
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Bob Crane
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Great poem Kathryn, being a PM can be a very busy and tiring job.

Nov 02, 2015 01:40 PM #7
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Maria Miller
Kumba Realty & Property Management - Winter Springs, FL
Sales & Property Management Greater Orlando

That is funny & so true! Especially the buzz lightyear. I once was at an inspection when the tenant showed me his clogged toilet, as I am asking him if the kids may have put a toy down there, one of the little boys runs by & throws an action figure at us in the bathroom! I feel your pain Kathyrn.

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