Rental Dementia: Little Landlords & the Crumbs They Deny

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It was a gorgeous, garden level floor-through in a turn of the century townhouse in West Chelsea. Layered with impressive original details, including an oversized working fireplace, the space was a measured blend of old world charm and modern convenience. The large bedroom was separated from the living room by a short hallway with original [&hellip
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Rental Dementia: Why All the Hostility?

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I recently spoke with the manager of a very well known and respected real estate company. He was speaking specifically about agents when he said the business had a self-esteem problem. Apparently, real estate agents aren’t very proud of what they do for a living. It was refreshing to hear, as overcompensation generally comes with [&hellip
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Rental Dementia: Miracle on Broker Street

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In general, landlords are suspicious. They’ve been burned before. This is their livelihood and their largest investment. They have every reason to be cautious and every opportunity to be selective. On the other hand, many renters are angry. They don’t like feeling ripped off and yet they’ll spend over 30 percent of their entire income [&hellip
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Rental Dementia: Jeremy Shockey, The Rental Agent

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I have one New Year’s resolution this year: to become the Jeremy Shockey of rental agents. I’ve spent the last few years floundering between periods of hard work and total apathy. This half-assed approach to the business has yielded me only modest results, as I’ve spent a good deal of time and energy questioning the [&hellip
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