Jon and I are happy to report that before Monday morning, we figured that we were 2/3 full. By the end of today, 3/4 full! About a 10% increase in 3 days. We can't wait until we're entirely filled up so we can prepare for the 4 days of checkouts, cleaning, carpet cleaning, and maintenance- before all of the new tenants move in. Kendall and Mallory, our maintenance and cleaning managers have been the best thing that has happened to us! I don't know how the past managers even did it, there is so much that can fall through the cracks, and this couple helps us keep everything up-to-date. Last Saturday we went with them to see Dark Knight, they were great to have as company.
I'm proudly becoming a tough cookie! In only a matter of days :) I've happily threatened evictions (and not allowing tenants to re-sign), gotten tough on people with pets, charged late fees for not coming in with their late rent when they said they would!, and getting strict about contract rules. However, Jon is still the bigger man, and is taking all of the angry deposit phone calls for me. He has a good talent at being kind but not letting down his guard, and has the ability to take the tough comments and not let them get to him.
Unfortunately our bad smells in the kitchen area have not dissipated. The smell seems to move around.. and now it almost seems like its coming from the oven. The smell is haunting us. The carpet cleaners are coming next Tuesday, hopefully they can help us out!!! (moms, if you have any ideas why in the world there would be a move-able smell that we think is cat pee, but cannot identify, please let us know what to do! thanks)
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