Working in property management has been an eye-opener for me. I realize how important having a home is for people. It’s natural to want a safe “harbor” to retreat to at the end of the day. Whether you’re an owner living in a home, tenant renting a home, or investor providing a home for others, a person’s need for a sanctuary remains the same.
Property managers walk a fine line between protecting an owner’s investment while meeting the needs (not all the “wants”) of a tenant. Certainly, no two people maintain a house the same way (if your mother was a “neatnik,” you will probably be a “neatnik” too). Conversely, the same is true.
I’ve grown to respect the property management industry for being respectful and fair problem solvers, even as tensions rise over unreasonable expectations. We are experts for a specialized industry, one which few real estate agents have experience in.
When I say “welcome home,” I’m speaking to a broader audience than sales agents. I’m speaking to owners, tenants, and future owners and tenants, as well. I’m pleased as punch about that, too!