Hurray! Yeah! Super great! I have a simple post today. One that doesn’t take too many words. It is merely an exclamation of gratitude for a little success come my way.
I know I am a successful woman just for being me and living a good life but sometimes it feels good to have real concrete business success. Today I had some! As I mentioned in earlier posts I have been working hard lately on a variety of projects including managing 4 vacation rentals, finding long-term rentals for 2 of the homes, receiving training for sales tax work with Grabber, scheduling Grabber events, finding tenants for client with 25 properties, and trying to keep the maintenance and yard work up on the four properties. Now I have not been alone in these various projects, but in the end the responsibility has been mine. I have been working every day- even Saturday and Sunday.
It is because I have been working hard that today feels especially great. It looks like I have found a long-term tenant for two of the homes! The second one has been tentatively reserved, and My dad will be making the contract and finalizing the deal in the next few days. In addition, we had lowered the price from $2100 to $1950 but seeing the competition this tenant offered the rate of $2100! In this economy to be getting more for anything in real estate is pretty amazing! This rate does not include utilities which are worked out with my dad.
Both families who are signing long-term contracts with us are fantastic. They have kids, have good references and experience renting. I think they will love the neighborhood and be happy in their new homes. It’s funny because with 7 of my family members living up there (my uncle Jon and Aunt Carol, my uncle Tom and Aunt Jodi, my cousin Anne and her husband, and my Uncle Jim) they will probably hear more about me than I them. I will certainly be aware quickly if any problem behaviors develop with the tenants. (I have heard every landlord horror story over the last few weeks).
There is always the potential for problems, but I don’t anticipate any. I am confident in the character and values of our tenants, and I think I am doing a good thing finding them a house. I wish I had houses for everyone who needed them. I have given tours to at least 1o people in recent weeks and they all seemed very interested. In fact, I had 2 scheduled for tomorrow if things hadn’t come through. Someday I will hopefully be in a position as a property manager to find houses for all of them!
I don’t think there are many people who find 2 tenants for large properties before they even get their real estate license! I plan on taking my real estate classes starting in September, and I will be able to start my new career as a property manager boasting success others can not match. Plus, I will have the other work to stabilize my economics as I get things going.
The future looks bright and exciting! I know I will have to keep working hard, but a little success feels good. With the crazy summer I have had- I need a little success. The funny thing is I am not making any additional money with this sale, but I don’t really care. It just makes me happy because I know what the success will do for me later on. The potential is great and thrilling!
In the meantime, I intend to work hard and put my faith in God. I know any success is truly His and not mine. Hopefully days of success like this will keep coming! For now, I intend to let the little I have soak in.