I Get That Icky Fingernails on a Blackboard Feeling Whenever I See This…!
You know when I’m out and about and I spot this, it irritates me to no end. It’s amazing to me that any Owner/Investor would put up with this.
Number one, I think it shows how disrespectful of the Owner this act is when a tenant does it. Number two, ask yourself the question. If you have a rental close by or god forbid, it’s right next to a property like this, would you think “prospective” tenants would find this appealing and then decide they’d want to live next to that…? I wouldn’t and I think the vast majority of folks agree with me.
It certainly promotes a devaluation of the neighborhood… don’t you think..?
One of the things we do as Property Managers for our clients is to drive by their properties on a fairly regular basis. The reason you would hire a Property Manager would be to stop just this kind of thing if you don’t have the time or inclination to confront a tenant doing this.
Take a peek at the duplex here on Montrose in Folsom that I drove by last Friday. Along with a pick up truck parked smack dab in the front yard, we’ve got trash cans sitting out in front when they should be behind the fence or in the garage until trash day. It doesn’t help that the owner has a poorly maintained landscaped area.
I did some research on this property and the current owner bought this from the bank as an REO. I think the owner is making a big mistake not taking more care of this property. “Pride of Ownership” principles apply for rental properties too. Not only is he hurting himself, by not maintaining and in fact “improving” his curb appeal, he’s keeping the potential rents and income to him down for his property. As I pointed out earlier, it also denigrates the neighborhood and lowers the “tenant profile”.
Here’s a picture of a property at 2728 El Parque, Rancho Cordova that represents the kind of pride of ownership from an owner that “gets it”.
What do you think…? Am I wrong…? Drop me a note or post a comment here.
In the Mean Time…?
Make it a Great Day…!
Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE 916-203-1260 firstname.lastname@example.org
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