Tenant Selection 101

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…


Author: Stuffed Olive

My awesomeness intimidates some people, others just point and laugh.

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  1. Funniest thing I’ve seen all week. Thank you!

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  2. Oh my gosh I can’t believe I never commented on your blog before!! I just have to say ahahahahahahahah!!!! Also, cabbagesocks.

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  3. Heehee. This particular story of yours made me chuckle. Do you think the fact you’re wearing a stuffed olive suit might put people off as well?!? Or is the stuffed olive the way you represent yourself in the online world? (I hope you go around in the ‘real world’ wearing an olive suit….)

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    • Hahaha! The Olive ‘suit’ is rather more metaphorical than literal! I actually went to quite a lot of effort to choose my outfit that day. Since I work from home, I have forgotten how to look ‘presentable’ when I get dressed. Usually, I like to wear Gumby or Dr Seuss tshirts, but that day I went plain black and even brushed my hair! o_o

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  4. Ha “I love your hair” i laughed out loud in the honours room and a bunch of very serious people looked at me disapprovingly!

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    • *sigh* some people are so boring. You should have told them you were doing very important research about stuffed olives.

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