No, I'm not A Slumlord, I'm a LANDLORD!
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
If you own and rent real estate as I do you have likely had a conversation with a friend, a colleague, or even a total stranger and once they hear you are a landlord they for some reason feel compelled to crack a joke or imply that you are a slumlord. When I get that kind of reaction I immediately feel a bit defensive and explain that all the homes I own and rent are all in very good condition. In fact, three of the homes I now rent I lived in myself. It blows me away how many times I have gotten that sentiment in the 7 years that I have been a landlord and it is not as if I go around broadcasting the fact that I own property. Slumlord is defined on Dictionary.com as; A landlord who owns slum* buildings, especially one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges exorbit...