A landlords new outlook

Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

I have a handful of nicer than average rentals that I own. I get very little turn over.

Last time I had one open a few months ago, I received many calls, I was offended that all the callers wanted to know, is where to get an application? No concern as to what I was renting or where. If they are too desperate, that's still a "Red Flag".

Now that I am in tune with the market and shortage I see their point of view. No need for me to be offended that they are not asking what I have. Your thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
Expert in helping those buy or sell Florence Oregon property and retire in Oregon. Call me anytime or visit my website for local listings and information on Florence Oregon.
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Comments (5)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sorry I'm no help here....I've never been a landlord. I don't think I would have what it takes....seems like a big headache to me. Sounds like you have been really lucky and it's working for you.

Jul 28, 2016 12:02 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Rob, we have a shortage in rentals in my area as well. They even call on homes that are for sale to see if the owner would rent it. 

Jul 28, 2016 12:35 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

Sharon: The trick is to screen, screen and screen. Did I mention screening? Run them thru the wringer then explain the Golden Rule. The one with the gold makes the rules and that's ME.

Beth: We get the same. Like the new picture!

Jul 28, 2016 12:52 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Rob D. Shepherd ,  You are exactly right about screening. .... and when you're done, you can screen some more, in case you missed something.  With the situation we have seen, where landlords are losing their rental homes to the EPA because of renters who are making meth in them.  They are not the ones that lose here.  It's the landloards, when their homes have to be torn down.

Jul 28, 2016 11:49 AM
Rob D. Shepherd

We are on the same page!

Aug 11, 2016 12:40 AM
Kathryn .
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

I am buying a house so currently it is vacant.  People are leaving notes on the doors asking to please call if this house is going to be for rent.  We have a huge shortage of rentals here in the Rogue Valley.  I think the RV spaces are feeling up with renters who can't find homes.

Aug 10, 2016 11:27 PM
Rob D. Shepherd

There are desperate and do not understand, if sells soon they are back to square one.

Aug 11, 2016 12:39 AM