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If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Aug 4, 2017 5:13 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by Robin [WI]) Aug 4, 2017 5:19 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by RB [MI]) Aug 4, 2017 5:40 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Aug 4, 2017 5:42 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by rentON [PA]) Aug 4, 2017 5:56 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Aug 4, 2017 6:05 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Aug 4, 2017 6:05 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by Marie [MO]) Aug 4, 2017 6:06 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by S i d [MO]) Aug 4, 2017 6:07 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Aug 4, 2017 6:10 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Aug 4, 2017 6:11 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Aug 4, 2017 6:12 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Aug 4, 2017 6:16 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Aug 4, 2017 6:28 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Aug 4, 2017 7:10 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by RB [MI]) Aug 4, 2017 7:42 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by melinda [MD]) Aug 4, 2017 4:41 PM
       If I had a dollar... (by razorback_tim [AR]) Aug 4, 2017 6:01 PM
       If I had a dollar... (by Vee [OH]) Aug 4, 2017 7:12 PM
       If I had a dollar... (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 4, 2017 10:42 PM
       If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Aug 5, 2017 3:57 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Aug 5, 2017 5:35 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by laura murray [MD]) Aug 7, 2017 8:32 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by kkezir [KS]) Aug 9, 2017 10:14 AM
       If I had a dollar... (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) Aug 9, 2017 1:27 PM


If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 5:13 AM
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If I had a dollar for every prospective tenant who's phone says "I'm sorry, but the person you are trying to reach has a voicemail that has not been set up yet."

Well, I'd have a lot of dollars. --74.47.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 5:19 AM
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ROFL! --65.28.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 5:40 AM
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The world of communication .........

Unlike the 60's when ya got socked for

saying / doing stupid stuff.

( A different form of communication, that most understood) --71.13.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 5:42 AM
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RB, you're right. The world of communication.

A modern phone is for everything but talking. --74.47.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 5:56 AM
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And if the Prospect had a voice mail that was set up they would have a better chance of renting from us! Next --70.198.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:05 AM
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I never leave VM with prospective tenants so this doesn't make any difference.

If I am unable to reach them at the number they gave me for any reason, I simply hang up (never leave VM) and email them "Hi please check the number and phone, I called NNN but no answer/no vm setup/full vm/wrong number".

I don't find vm that useful when you are calling a cell and can just text them a msg. --12.156.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:05 AM
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RentOn, exactly. No voicemail is an instant rejection from me. Not responsible enough to set up your voicemail....sorry. Buh-bye. --74.47.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by Marie [MO]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:06 AM
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Reminds me...If I had a dollar...for every pet owner who says to me, "I can give my pet to my daughter/brother/mother. It's no problem" when applying for a no-pet property...well, I'd have a lot of dollars, too.

(You strongly suspect that Rover & Fluffy would be making their way into the property by night's end.) --98.156.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:07 AM
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I too would have many dollars!

I've moved almost exclusively to texting/emailing tenants. Many will still have access to texting/email even if no voice mail. My most recent tenant is a 65-year-old lady who had never texted in her life until she sent me a "ty" (thank you) when I sent her a text update of the time we were going to meet to do the move-in walk-thru. --173.19.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:10 AM
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NE, you are placing an overemphasis on vm in the age of smartphones and texting. vm is more burden and cumbersome than texting.

You should be asking why the cell phone manufacturer or provider doesn't automatically enable vm when the account is activated.

I am starting to want to autoreject people who are unable to text and always leave me vm and force me to call them. --12.156.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by David [MI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:11 AM
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always leave me vm and force me to listen to the vm and then call them --12.156.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:12 AM
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I *hate* when people leave me voice mail! Just text me if I don't answer. Checking voice mail requires way too much effort LOL! I have to dial the number then my password then YES I want to listen to my voicemail then I have to LISTEN to someone ramble on...hate it. --173.22.xx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:16 AM
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Luckily, if they call my Google Voice number and I don't answer and they leave a voice message, Google translates it to text and then I can read it. But I still have to dial in to delete the VM! --173.22.xx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:28 AM
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David, existing tenants, family and friends are almost all text.

Prospective tenants, I want to talk to them. I want to hear the dialect of the deadbeat in their voice and the chaos in the background.

I did electronic pre screening for quite a while, but stopped due to the deadbeats slipping through the cracks and making it to a showing. This post isn't meant to be an "electronic screening and lock box showings" discussion. It's meant more for humor. --174.201.xx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 7:10 AM
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When I return a phone call from a prospective tenant and get the message that their number "has not been initialized", I make note of that beside their name and number and they are disqualified as a tenant.

if I cant contact the tenant when they WANT me to contact them, imagine how impossible it will be to contact them when the rent cheque bounces. I dont need the stress. --70.30.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 7:42 AM
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NE,

I understand your Humor.

Do all you can to hang on to it ! --71.13.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 4:41 PM
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And.....If I had a dollar every time a tenant at move out told me that It was like that when I moved in... --69.161.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 6:01 PM
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If I had a dollar for every time I heard....

...my landlord won't fix anything

...we will take care of it just like it is our own

...we always leave our rentals in better shape than we found them

...I'm about to get a promotion at work so my pay will go up

...it just fell off. No one was even in the same room with it

...I mailed it last Monday

...I had to put my car in the shop again so I'm a little short on the rent

...I am so anal about cleaning. I clean every day

...I will fix anything that goes wrong with the house so I don't have to bother you.

...if you need any help taking care of any other properties let me know. I'm really handy.

...I don't make a lot of money but I always pay my rent first

...I just need someone to give me a chance --70.178.x.xx




If I had a dollar... (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 7:12 PM
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Using a Theodore Clever voice - geeezzz, I would be happy with a dime! --76.188.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2017 10:42 PM
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Haha! Then some call back as if their privacy has been breached "Did someone call my number?"

One maint guy purposely does not set up his VM so he does not have to listen to VMs. Young people don't listen to them anyway.

BRAD

--68.50.xx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2017 3:57 AM
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If I had an APARTMENT for every time I heard a realtor say, "We have another offer." "That's too low." "the seller won't carry financing." "Highest and best." Well, I wouldn't have to buy anymore apartments! --74.47.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Aug 5, 2017 5:35 AM
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Razorback, great list. --173.22.xx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by laura murray [MD]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2017 8:32 AM
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I thought I was the only one struggling with voicemail --108.28.xxx.xx




If I had a dollar... (by kkezir [KS]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 10:14 AM
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I personally hate vm. I hate listening to it. Going to google voice was the best thing I ever did. I dreaded listening to all the vm's from prospective tenants.

Fortunately all of my tenants txt except one. They still have a landline and one of them is a day sleeper.. I hate calling over there. --165.201.xxx.xxx




If I had a dollar... (by Robert Phaedra [NY]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2017 1:27 PM
Message:

My favorites are "the bank messed up my account" or "work messed up my pay".

In over 30 years of banking and getting a paycheck I have never had either thing happen. --134.179.xxx.xxx





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