Re: JPiper… I filed that eviction today! (kinda long) - Posted by steph in tex
Posted by steph in tex on May 05, 2000 at 07:40:35:
Yep- and sometimes the truth hurts. I knew i did a crappy job of screening this lady. She had the cash to move in, and the rest smelled funny… I had a feeling the contacts we called were somehow connected to her, or were just doing her a favor… I know I should listen to the 'ol gut… But as I was getting that feeling that I shouldn’t put this lady in…I was thinking about what a pain it was going to be to keep marketing this one (not in my hot zone, but a 45 min drive away) and this could make thiings simple right?
NOT! Yep folks…here comes a lesson. straight for me at about 110 miles per hour. And I don’t even have on a helmet.
I already knew that this wasn’t a match. I knew the credit was low, even for my ranges. I knew the VOR was probably bogus. I was lazy. I wanted the easy way to fill a vacantcy. I am paying for it. I am learning a great lesson.
We have the tools available to us. It is a choice sometimes that we make, to use glue when we need nails.
What we might think will save us some time, ends up costing that ten times over. I think I have it now…
Nails every time. (or better yet-screws!)
Piper, again, thank you for your words of wisdom. I really didn’t want to deal with the eviction. For some reason I was afraid of it. Strangely enough, it had quite the oposite effect, as I think you knew it would.
I left with a since of power. Feeling as though I was doing the right thing for the protection of my business. I left with confidence. I will make it in this business.
It is also a great opportunity to take a good look at how things are running. Do I have all my “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed? This Lady will appeal. She was in the rental business herself. (yet another reason I shouldn’t have taken the chance) I get to make sure my contracts are good, my documentation is all in order, and see where my business needs work. What an opportunity.
Thank you again, so much, for helping me over the hurdle. It’s nice when people are put in your path to blow away the smoke so you can see things a bit more clearly.
It was great seeing you again in St Louis!
steph in tex