Why? I ask myself that single word question over and over, every day. Why? Why would someone do that? The world just never ceases to amaze me. In the field of Property Management no single object inspires the question of why more than the humble toilet bowl. The first time I cleaned an empty mobile … Continue reading Mystery of the Serial Sh*tter
A picture is worth how many words? Lots. We got one of the rental properties back today. After poking our heads inside we called the former tenant and asked when he was coming to get the rest of his stuff. He replied that he'd gotten everything that he was taking. Yeah. Go ahead and watch … Continue reading Monday Morning Maggot Meeting
So, I don't know if you've heard but there's this thing going on right now called Covid19. It started out much like the first Friday the 13th movie - just a flash in the pan, a low-budget nothing. Sheltering in Place was supposed to be a two week long deal while they either got a … Continue reading Covid and Liabetes
Even I shrieked in terror. Seriously. Someone was showering with these creatures. My husband questioned what sort of foul adhesive was holding those creatures to the shower wall. Sincerely, isn't getting clean the point of taking a shower? How do you accomplish that in this? Are you going to complain about the landlord on social media when you don't get your security deposit back? … Continue reading Attack of the Hair Creatures!
Sometimes I post our available homes on Facebook groups, like, "Homes for Rent/Sale in Whatever County". Sometimes. I would probably do it more often except that nearly every time I post, some random former tenant will start tearing up the thread, accusing the company of having evicted them for absolutely no reason. For no reason. … Continue reading You May have been Evicted Because….
The next time you rent a home, I'd just like you to do something. It'll take just a few minutes, I promise. Walk into the empty home. Take out your camera or phone and take some pictures of the empty home. Smell the empty home. Does it smell clean and fresh? Take off your shoes … Continue reading It Ain’t Winnie the Pooh!
I really wish Microsoft would come up with a way for people to click the above picture and have the smell waft out of the speakers. The aroma that went with this one was truly something remarkable. What do you think that is in the tub? I'll give you a hint; they had cats. The … Continue reading Tales from the Parkside 6 – Are You Litter Trained?
Summers are hot here. Have I mentioned that? Hot. I'm not a big fan of the heat. My husband and I are from Connecticut and he's not a fan of the extreme cold and that's why we moved south. I would probably have been happier in New Hampshire. Except for the snow. Maybe I just … Continue reading Tales from the Parkside 5 – Should You be Living Indoors?
About twenty five years ago I was living in a little coastal New England town called Rowayton. Set on a peninsula it started out as a fishing village with tiny seasonal cottages constructed primarily by the fishermen themselves. But, as all things in Connecticut go... "the money" found it and now the cottages are gone. … Continue reading Tales from the Parkside 4 – Crystal Cutthroat
The bathroom is our friend. It's there for us in our deepest time of need. It's there for us when we're at our lowest, at times in our lives when no one else would want to be near us. So why are people so mean to their bathrooms when they're moving out of a home? Why did … Continue reading Tales from the Parkside 3 – Vengeance in the Bathroom