A few weeks ago, I undertook to find a tenant for my mother’s rental property.
I was very nervous about the whole ordeal, primarily because a great deal of social interaction was required, so I rang my friend, an ex-property manager, to ask for advice.
The following is an outline of her suggestions and my dismal attempts to follow them.
1. Do not smile. Do not be nice. You are not their friend.
2. Try to be normal.
3. Do not denigrate the property. It is lovely, so do not point out any flaws.
We still haven’t found a new tenant. I’m not sure why…