Have You Ever?
By andria perry
June 12, 2019 11:31am CST
Have you ever been pushed to be someones friend? Yesterday Tony volunteered me to help do work, be this woman`s friend. I mean.... she is nice and all but I can feel something from her, about her, like she is fighting a battle within, not sure she said the right things when she speaks. A nervousness. Lack of self esteem, but she tries to hide it. She is around my age, maybe a little older. She is stepping into a life that she has no knowledge of, she is a school teacher and wants to be a landlady or house flipper. She knows nothing about leases and contracts, courts and legal stuff. She deals with children not adults and that is a huge difference. Being a landlady and flipping houses is totally different, she is listening to "so called friends" about why to rent. She asked me why? When is enough enough and more. I told her my why. I am sure she paid to much for the house she bought, it has good bones but I seen a sagging floor, means floor joist is rotten, does it have termites? It doesnt look like it is from water damage, she told me it would take 10 years renting to get her money back. She also told me a lot more, that costs money, new deeds would have to be made, surveyors paid. When she asked what I thought and we were alone in the house, I told her, and I think she will follow my advice about getting it finished inside. At home Tony told me he told her to call me and I would come work. Say What?!?!?! I am thinking "when do I have time to work on someone else`s rental when I am busy on mine?" I kept my mouth shut about that and told him what I told her. Tony even felt her, he said " she doubts her work and needs reassurance." Now .... Hmmmm...... Life is strange. This is just a song I like, that is all.
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She could probably be a good property manager, but that takes some experience and is a far cry from teaching. And even a property manager needs to know the costs and time frames involved in renovations and repairs. And they need to have a list of trustworthy contractors. I cannot even imagine you taking on any more. You have your own agenda that you are working on with opening the physical store. I would hope that you aren't expected to do any more then you already are.