Friday, June 04, 2010

Love Thy Neighbour

Who can be everywhere at the same time? Little do you know that every rental property you own has a secret legion of protectors just waiting to help you maintain, improve and manage your investment. Who are they? Neighbours.

Your neighbours are your allies. Go talk to them ask them how the property is doing. Are the tenants noisy? Are they having parties? What's going on? Everyone living around your investment has a vested interest in your rental doing well.

Why? Because it's their home, maybe 10, 20 or 30 years of care, mortgage payments and dreams are being affected by yahoo tenants or equity building ones. For them it's serious.

I've experienced this a few times a concerned call often gives me ammo to correct a problem I might not see until the next 4 month inspection. Don't underestimate the power of those extra eyes.

However, make sure you're not asking the neighbour with the mattress and half rebuilt cars on the lawn!

I wish we had StreetAdvisor in Canada....

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