Monday, September 30, 2013
Morning Thoughts--Real Estate is NOT My Business
Today I found out that the cute little house I put on my blog a few posts back was listed with an agency. If you are interested in it, please go to Accesslakechapala.com and put in listing number 14544. The rent is now 800 dollars a month and the furniture was all taken out.
I had recommended this place to several people and now it is more expensive and unfurnished. After this experience, I have made some new rules for myself. The first rule is not to put any more places for rent on my blog.
The second rule is not to agree to help people find rentals. I realized, once again, after this experience that it is a losing proposition for me. I am NOT in the real estate business. I do not make anything from putting on places for rent or helping people find places. ( I know, I have written this before after being very frustrated. But then I forget and try again to help people. But hopefully this time I will stick with my new rules.)
What actually happens is that people start contacting me, asking me to go look at places for them, or to recommend places for them. I get caught up in it and I waste my time walking all over town. Then people get mad at me for not finding them a place to live..... (I don't even have a car, or a phone) Or they don't like what I found for them. People get paid big bucks to do this kind of work. I am retired. I have a different life and one that I need to get on with, for myself.....
I hope my readers will understand. It is for my own health and peace of mind that I have to bow out of this kind of stuff. If you are looking for a rental, there are agencies in town. One is Accesslakechapala.com They have nice video tours of places for rent. Check it out.
Rentals will no longer show up on this blog and I will no longer recommend any places..... This is not my business and I am glad to finally forget about it. I could never be a real estate agent. Too stressful! I am going to spend my free time swimming at the San Juan Cosala Spa instead......