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Old March 8, 2002, 03:40 PM
Rick Smith
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Default Re: Should you reveal your success, or hide it...?

Tim wrote -

> I am a landlord and I would not dare go over
> to my tenants house in a nice car. That
> would only enrage them and make them think
> how I made my living off THEIR backs. It
> doesn't matter that I skrimped and saved to
> buy my rentals and that I spent a many
> weekends working on them. I slipped and fell
> on the sidewalk that I(the tenant) was
> supposed to shovel. Tim has a nice car lets
> sue him. I'm not done.

> Lets move onto the other landlords. Look at
> that Tim with his ad in the newspaper, bench
> signs, news releases, flashy business cards,
> that he places all over the place. He must
> really be ripping off some poor old lady to
> get a properties so cheap. I think it is
> terrible what he does, he gives the rest of
> us HONEST landlords a bad name. You know
> what, I think I saw some trash on his
> property, I think I'll call the city. You
> know I'm not sure that he should be putting
> that bench sign (totally legal mind you)
> where he does, I'm going to complain. Also,
> let me complain to the newspaper because of
> his creative thinking, he is always the
> first ad in the Homes for Sale section. I
> don't like the fact that at our monthly
> landlord meetings, he places his "I BUY
> HOMES" business cards on the desks.
> That is not right. Who cares that he has
> paid his yearly dues to be at the meetings.
> He is not playing fair. Translation: I am
> mad at Tim because he is just plain more
> successful and/or creative then I am.
> Instead of trying to be more
> creative/successful myself, I'll try and
> make it hard on him. I will try and knock
> him down.

I don't know how many of you realize this and I know Tim would never say this himself, but Tim knows what he's talking about. Tim is well respected over on Creative Real Estate Online, Many of you have asked if creative real estate techniques work. Well, Tim Jensen is a living, breathing example of someone who is making it work. In fact, it was some of Tim's posts among others that got me started thinking about bandit signs as a way to market my up and coming real estate business. Further, I was out on some errands today. While I was out, sure enough I noticed some bandit signs. Because of what I'd read, I wrote down the phone number and URL from the sign.

So... take a page out of Tim Jensen's playbook.

Rick Smith, "The Net Guerrilla"

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