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should I reach out (by Laura [MD]) Oct 7, 2018 6:12 PM
       should I reach out (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Oct 7, 2018 6:33 PM
       should I reach out (by Still Learning [NH]) Oct 7, 2018 6:49 PM
       should I reach out (by Roy [AL]) Oct 7, 2018 6:52 PM
       should I reach out (by Ken [NY]) Oct 7, 2018 6:55 PM
       should I reach out (by Doris [OH]) Oct 7, 2018 7:26 PM
       should I reach out (by moby [IN]) Oct 7, 2018 8:22 PM
       should I reach out (by fred [CA]) Oct 7, 2018 8:26 PM
       should I reach out (by Larry [TX]) Oct 7, 2018 9:14 PM
       should I reach out (by Small potatoes [NY]) Oct 7, 2018 9:23 PM
       should I reach out (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 7, 2018 9:27 PM
       should I reach out (by Roy [AL]) Oct 8, 2018 3:28 AM
       should I reach out (by WMH [NC]) Oct 8, 2018 4:52 AM
       should I reach out (by Vee [OH]) Oct 8, 2018 5:19 AM
       should I reach out (by LindaJ [NY]) Oct 8, 2018 5:20 AM
       should I reach out (by S i d [MO]) Oct 8, 2018 5:33 AM
       should I reach out (by CGB [MI]) Oct 8, 2018 8:12 AM
       should I reach out (by Oregon Woodsmoke. [ID]) Oct 8, 2018 10:07 AM
       should I reach out (by Wilma [PA]) Oct 8, 2018 12:18 PM
       should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 8, 2018 1:07 PM
       should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 8, 2018 1:48 PM
       should I reach out (by melinda [MD]) Oct 8, 2018 3:41 PM
       should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 8, 2018 5:51 PM
       should I reach out (by pete [OR]) Oct 8, 2018 7:59 PM

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should I reach out (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 6:12 PM
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I do a showing. Folks say they are interested, but then do not follow though with turning in an application. I have always felt that I should only deal with folks who are adult enough to make it though the application process without prodding.

Am I wrong, do you call folks up and ask if they are going to submit the application they said they were going to submit?

--108.51.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 6:33 PM
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I'm in the same spot. Trying to rent out my 2 bed home. Loads of lookers, many taking applications and out of 20 aps given out, only ONE returned it. He was a great candidate, but decided he wasn't ready to move from his apartment. Everything else was great.

But, I would not call anyone. I think they might consider it stalking. Probably a good reason they aren't returning the applications. Maybe it's their credit/finances, maybe they don't want you to find out what their current Landlord might say, or maybe they don't want to tell you they are being evicted.

If you do call anyone, they might feel pressured to tell you why they aren't returning the application. Just too much to deal with for me. I'd hate to have a Landlord call me and have to come up with an explanation. It reminds me of all the unwanted sales calls I get. Just don't want to be bothered. --174.66.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 6:49 PM
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If they canít return an application they either donít want the apartment or you donít want them. If they arenít responsive when they want something imagine what their responsiveness will be like as a tenant when you want something from them.

--24.61.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 6:52 PM
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Laura,

I understand. It happens to me too. And I do call some of them back,...but not all of them. I only call the ones that I liked at the showing and I think may have a decent chance of getting approved. They seem to welcome my phone call, it tells them I care about them and would like to see them again. My phone call is nothing more than a courtesy call.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 6:55 PM
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I would call them if they sounded like a good prospect,maybe they lost your number,maybe they have a 10 year old DWI and they think that will disqualify them,lot of possibilities, big difference between a salesman and an order taker. --72.231.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 7:26 PM
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I never call them and agree with Still Learning. I go over credit and background check at showing and frequently note people who are very interested but I can tell they cool off after that. I assume they are looking for a mom & pop landlord that wonít really check. --74.140.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 8:22 PM
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I just assume they were being nice to my face or knew that wouldn't qualify. --68.60.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 8:26 PM
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There is nothing wrong in calling good prospects. Why not call them and ask if they need more time.

If they ignore you, move on. --99.59.x.xxx




should I reach out (by Larry [TX]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 9:14 PM
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Don't waste your time, they don't want it and it makes You look desperate for a tenant. --73.166.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 9:23 PM
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I will sometimes follow up w someone I thought was a good candidate but after a week or more so I know they are not interested. I ask them why they were not interested. Couple of times I have gotten useful feedback about the rental size etc. Most don't like the area and I can't change that. --99.203.xx.xxx




should I reach out (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 7, 2018 9:27 PM
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I leaned a lesson from my mom some years back. When you get an exceptional person who was interested in your rental, sometimes you will have to sell them on the property.

So I've hand picked a few lookers and tried this technique on them. It works about half the time, telling them about the neighborhood, shopping, events, schools, location and future City upgrades. --47.156.xx.xx




should I reach out (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 3:28 AM
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I agree with Robert J's Mother. You have to sell them the property. This approach works me 100% of the time. However, if you show houses with only a lock-box, then this method will rarely ever work for you.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 4:52 AM
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Rarely has calling anyone worked for me. If they want the property they are eager to apply. If they don't, even if they seemed interested to begin with, they just disappear. --50.82.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 5:19 AM
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I contact them and mention I have another interested party but they were first, do you want to step up or keep shopping? --76.188.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 5:20 AM
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If you don't have a lot of prospects and this one looks like a good one, I would call. I usually do it with the pretense that they saw it higher on the list than others and I just want to check. Although I might not say that right away. A conversation might give you insight as to why they changed their mind, or you might be able to answer questions or concerns that they had.

If you have other prospects, just move on to them. --108.44.xx.xx




should I reach out (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 5:33 AM
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This may be peculiar to me, but I DETEST the term "reach out" when it comes to adults. It suggests to me the type of care one must use when dealing with an infant or toddler who is not capable of knowing what to do, so I have to either coax or drag them along.

I want only cooperative, capable tenants. "Reach out" for applications and I think you'll be "reaching out" for other things like rent, establish trash service, hoping they'll return calls for maint appointments, etc.

I don't recall seeing the phrase "reach out" in everyday usage until about 5 years ago. My guess is corporate American motivational gurus decided it was less self-esteem damaging to coddled Millenials to say "I'm reaching out to you" vs. just asking people what they are planning to do. I can see some corporate motivational guru saying to a meeting of supervisors: "Remember when you use to have to 'pester' your employees to get their work done? Pestering is such a combative way to communicate, and employees don't like to be pestered because that hurts their self-esteem. So instead, you now 'reach out' to them and ask how their day is going, if they're feeling okay today, and request a status update on their work."

Bottom line: I think it is a politically correct piece of garbage. ;-)

Or maybe it's because I'm a land LORD, and this "lord of the realm" expects his tenants to "reach out" to him with applications, rent, etc. --173.20.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 8:12 AM
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Filling out a completed application without proving is the first screening step in identifying a cooperative tenant. --50.77.xxx.xxx




should I reach out (by Oregon Woodsmoke. [ID]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 10:07 AM
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I get a lot of potential applicants who are testing the waters to see how careful the screening is going to be. Once they talk to me and know they won't pass, they disappear.

There is no point in chasing them down and begging them to apply. They didn't apply because they knew they wouldn't be selected and they didn't want to waste their application fee. --174.216.xx.xx




should I reach out (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 12:18 PM
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We were getting lookers at a sfh, but no applications. I created a brief survey to determine just why they did not apply. I then called, politely, identified myself, and told them that I was trying to determine what people in that market were looking for, and could I ask a few questions to help me market the property/make it more appealing? All agreed.

I determined that there were a few things in the rental that were considered dated, and therefore unappealing, to several of the prospects. I made plans to update the place, but kept it on the market. Lucky me, I found somebody who felt like the place was just like their childhood home, and loved it just that way. But after 4 years, I may need to market the place again soon, and will take care of the updates (unless I'm lucky a second time...). --71.175.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 1:07 PM
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Laura,if the prospect looks like a good prospect I have them fill out the application right there and then.I don't let the application out of my sight.If they're interested enough,they'll do it if not,to hell with them.Why should I be their babysitter.I also get their check for the Credit Check fee ..........charlie..................I'm cheap,it costs to print an application........

.............

..................I know not much,but something.........................

--32.214.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 1:48 PM
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Woodsmoker from the Oregon hills,I don't charge sn Application fee,enough to get a Credit fee from most here in the Connecticut Valley.............. Charlie...................................... --32.214.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 3:41 PM
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We no longer give out applications. If someone is interested in renting the property, we set a time date and location to meet and fill it out. Can be Burger King, Macdonalds or the post office. At that time we collect their $50 per adult application fee. --24.233.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 5:51 PM
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Holy God,$50.How can they afford the Rent..............charlie.................. --32.214.xxx.xx




should I reach out (by pete [OR]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2018 7:59 PM
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No, It's part of my test. --67.41.xx.xxx



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