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Welcome to The Jungle

It is definitely a zoo out there. This story is just too good not to share.
This one happened to Heather Dunlap, one of the agents here at Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.

A client called regarding pricing and the qualifying process on one of our rental properties. After a lengthy conversation about criminal back ground check and rental history etc., Heather finally advised them to come up to the office and fill out an application. Heather said “unfortunately we cannot qualify you over the phone”.
About an hour later, the young lady walks in the office and introduces herself. Heather provided her with a rental application and she started filling it out. When she gets to DL# she says “I’ll be right back”. She runs outside and gets it from the man that was in the grassy area by the street. Oops now it wants social security #, “I’ll be right back”. Awe Date of birth… “I’ll be right back” Finally Heather says “Ma’am, he is welcome to come in and help you complete the application so you don’t have to keep going outside.
She replies “He can’t because if he steps off of that curb his ankle bracelet will go off and he will be arrested”
Really? You are willing to pay an application fee and go through the entire process of qualifying but you managed t0 omit that little tidbit of information.

The Daily Challenges of Leasing


Everyone knows that leasing season in AGGIELAND can be trying. Today I had 3 young ladies who were referred to me by someone I just leased one of our rentals to. By the way THANKS for the REFERRALS.

As it turns out we have leased all the homes we manage on this particular street. The three young ladies really wanted on this particular street so I searched and found them an available unit that I could show them, however it would not be managed by Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.

I contacted the managing company, obtained a key and was provided a phone number in which I was to contact the current resident. I called the current resident three times yesterday and got no answer and no machine in which to leave a message. This morning I called the managing agent back and they looked for a different number. The only number they had was the one I was dialing.

I arrive and my clients arrive right behind me. We approached and I knocked, introduced myself to the young man and told him that I would like to show the unit. Great he says “come on in” as my clients and I enter this whirlwind of a girl comes flying down the hall ” I am sick of this, you Realtors never call before you come” I explained that I had called and I verified that I had a correct number.

My clients were backing out the door and apologizing. The resident shut the door on my clients and said. “wait outside while I talk to this WOMAN”. The woman was me. She began screaming and shaking her cell phone. I apologized and told her that I had called as I respected her home and privacy. I said” this is not a problem, I will just show another unit’

She was so loud and ridiculous that the neighbor heard all this and invited me and my clients into her home to have a quick look. It turned out well but I am just not sure why people feel the need to act like this! Folks we are just doing a job and with all due respect we are just as uncomfortable in your home as you are to have a total stranger there.

Unfortunately in COLLEGE STATION TEXAS we begin in February pre leasing for August. Please read your lease and understand that when you turn in an official notice to vacate the Owner/Manager has a right to start showing the home that you lease. If you feel this strongly about people in your home you should consider buying a home and this will not happen.
I am so appreciative for referrals and understanding clients and neighbors that do work with you on days like this.

For all of your real estate buying, selling, leasing and management needs please contact Carolyn Pinson Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc. 979-268-3200