Right now we're listed on line at SacBee.com and Rentals.com, the latter of which posts your listing on a bunch of other rental sites.
I checked my email this morning to see if we had any new inquiries and was excited to find that I did. However, this is what it said:
"don't show that staircase as your first shot, it's dreadful! paint it a nuetral color and show the patio first! you'll have a renter in no time!"
(Lack of capitalization hers, not mine.)
This 'pearl' of wisom came from a Karen Cresse, who was kind enough to provide her email and phone number.
Now, this just rubbed me up the wrong way. So, I decided to retort. I thought I would share my response with y'all.
Thank you for your advice on the color of the walls at our townhome.
Are you looking for a rental in our area or is your life just so empty that you feel it necessary to send disparaging emails to strangers?
Since we have had many inquiries on our townhome, have three applications in-hand, and many people who have welcomed the warm color vs. the soulless, apartment off-white, I think we will choose to ignore your subjective and insulting advice.
I wish you luck in finding a rental with apartment-cream walls (if in fact you are looking at all)… there’s plenty of them out there competing for the bottom-dollar renter.
Unfortunately, the woman didn't even have the guts to back up her remarks with a valid email address and my retort returned within seconds as undeliverable.
So, Karen Cresse with an 818 area-code, take your unwelcome remarks and stuff them where the sun don't shine.