Our local Real estate mentor calls the worst tenants…purple martians.
Their thinking processes are so !@#$ed up that they must be from a differetnt planet.
So, I’ve posted an available property on Craigslist and await the invasion.
Today I receive an email from a realtor asking me to call him about submitting an application for my rental.
I shoot him a message back with my app and tell him I am showing the property at 11am tomorrow and can pick up the app and app fees there.
An hour later I receive: “Please review my client application and let me know if you like him and he can moved asap.”
Attached are the filled out app, credit report, checks written to tenant from his own company account marked salary in the comments field. Checks are non-sequential drawn on a Washington Mutual account. (bank bought out by Chase in 2007/2008.) Also has provided DBA filed with the county for his company in 2005 and statements from medicare showing payments to him for 10k/month. His Dba is an ambulance company.
So I ask the realtor if he is holding the application fees for me and can he send me two months of bank statements.
His reply…"No. He does not have a bank account at this time. It is due to IRS dispute on taxes. "
My reply: So what are the checks he wrote drawn on?
Note, purple martians are always in a hurry to move in.
This alone is almost enough reason to reject one.
But dig deep enough and you see their antenna sticking up under the baseball cap.
On his credit report is also failure to pay child support.