888-857-6594

Columbia Property Management Blog

The Importance of Being Grateful

Scott Bloom - Monday, March 25, 2013

 

 

Today I am grateful for being an early riser and being self-employed.  Our springtime winter storm Virgil blessed us with a beautiful landscape which would disappear in a matter of hours.  It is amazing to me how a walk in the park can be awe inspiring and help us humans to bring our lives into perspective.  I might have missed this experience if I were rushing off to go to an office building in downtown DC to sit in a cubicle for eight or nine hours.

 

As a landlord I am grateful for the circumstances that permitted me to be a property owner when many struggle to make ends meet. I sometimes need to remember to be grateful that I have tenants in my properties who pay their rent on time each month and when troubles arise, that I have the experience and training to handle it with courage and respect.  I am grateful that super storms passed my area and did not cause damage to my properties and for an insurance company agent relationship of many years that ensures when I do have damage I am covered.

 

As I modify my thoughts to being grateful for what I have it helps me to shift my thinking in business dealings, negotiations, and problem solving.  By not letting my ego get the best of me I can be grateful for finding solutions - whether a security deposit dispute with a tenant or responding to negative feedback.

 

If I am grateful for having an aging property in a very desirable neighborhood I feel better about investing money to keep that asset attractive and performing financially well for years to come.

 

If I am grateful for finding talented professionals who will help me drive my real estate investment from break-even to financially positive, I can feel more confident letting it go to their care. 

 

If I am grateful for a handyman who is always at the ready, no matter the day or time or event, I can practice more patience with him and better appreciate the value of his character.

 

Confidence, Competence, Determination and Hard Work are a requirement to be successful in my chosen industry of residential property management.  I am grateful these characteristics come naturally to me and that my clients sign on with confidence in my ability to get the job done.

 

What are you grateful for?

 

 

Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://www.columbiapm.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=14598&PostID=930411&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Contact Us

Columbia Property Management
P.O. Box 92488
Washington, DC 20090-2488

Owner
Scott Bloom

Call Us
888-857-6594

Fax
202-600-8165

Email Us
info@Columbiapm.com


Recent Posts


Archive


Home  |   Search Rentals  |   Resident Services  |   Prospective Owners  |   Contact  |   Sitemap
Copyright © Columbia Property Management. All Rights Reserved.