Am I Making This Look Too Easy?

too-easy1I just rented this great house in Midtown Raleigh for $2700/month.  I initially met with the owners two months ago who were just finishing up construction on their new home.  They were a referral from another great client.  They gave me the grand tour of their beautiful home, asked questions about what it’s like to be a landlord, and told me they would think it over.  The wife was not totally on board with the idea of renting their family home, and they decided to concurrently list it for sale and rent.

I gave them my professional opinion on rents in the area and advised them to list for $2500/month.  They asked to try for a little more, and I agreed since there was not much else on the market.  I took some pictures, uploaded the listing, and took a few calls on the home.  I showed it the first weekend to a family who was new to the area.  They loved it, and knew our rental market was hot.  They didn’t waste any time, and they put in the application the same day.  They are an awesome family with great credit, great jobs, and they are also super nice, which really makes my job a lot more pleasant.  They just moved in, taking possession of the home as soon as it was available.

The owner just asked me, “do you always rent to the first person who sees the house?”  Well, no.  It usually takes a few showings, and lots of fielding phone calls and emails.  This house was particularly easy because the owners took great care of it.  It showed very well.  It’s in a great location, and it has a fantastic yard.  I wish they were ALL this easy, and I think other rental property owners could do well by making sure their homes are cared for and look top-notch!

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