A.D. CANTELMO REALTY/TONY CANTELMO
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TONY CANTELMO

A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management Orange County California


 I have heard it before


I am always amazed, at the excuses that I hear when a Tenant is late with the rent. It all goes back to the old cliché, “My Dog Ate My Homework”. The funny thing is that it is always the same Tenants and I think they have convinced themselves that their excuses actually help them.

I hate to burst their bubbles, but I have heard it all before and I don’t believe any of them. I have one particular Tenant that goes through long dissertations of why he is late month after month. No matter how many times I tell him that I am not a life counselor, he continues to want to convince me that I should care about his problems. Now I don’t want to come across as an unsympathetic person and if a Tenant calls me in advance to let me know they have a onetime problem, I will gladly work with them, but I cannot fix all my Tenants issues.

I have often wondered if the serial excuse makers have convinced themselves that their stories are true. Many times, these Tenants actually tell me their stories in person, and instead of listening to their diatribe, I look at their facial expressions, just to see how far they will take their dramatic role. I am amazed at how they not only tell their stories with great detail, but their body language is also well practiced. I wonder if they practice in front of a mirror before they perform the main act with me there.

I firmly believe that if these Tenants work as hard on getting the money to pay the rent, as they do on coming up with excuses on why they can’t pay,  they would solve their own problems. It’s kind of like the guy who hangs out on the street corner to ask for a donation. He will spend all day begging for pennies, when he could be using that time to work for dollars. I all comes down to how you want to spend your time.

What I try and do at the end of every day, is to reflect on what I did with my time and what I accomplished. If I wasted time and accomplished very little, I have a sad feeling, but if I used my time wisely and accomplished a great deal, I feel very good. I understand that not all people worry about how they use their time and they don’t worry about everyday accomplishments, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for those people who waist time and them want me to understand their issues.

I have stopped trying to convince perpetually late Tenants, how to change the way they do things. It never works. So I listen to their stories and let them know that it is their responsibility to meet their obligations and pay their rent on time. I don’t know, maybe it just makes them feel better to tell me their stories, or maybe no matter how often I reject their excuses, they will finally get through to me. Whatever it is, sometimes I enjoy the creativity, but I never believe any of it, at least not any more.




A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Specializes in Property Management Orange County Ca.

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

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