732: Tenants from Hell: True Tales of the World’s Worst Renters with James Wise

November 21, 2018

With a reliable tenant, rental property can provide steady, hassle-free cash flow for years. Unfortunately, reliable tenants aren’t always easy to find, and the wrong renter can easily turn your investment-property dream into a nightmare. On today’s Real Estate Rockstars, James Wise of The Holton-Wise Property Group shares what can happen when you lease to a tenant from hell. He also discusses the red flags every landlord should watch for when screening tenants, which background checks to run, and what to expect when going through the eviction process. Don’t miss it!

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Listen to today’s show and learn:

  • James’ brief bio [3:46]
  • Holton-Wise’s current portfolio value [4:37]
  • Info on James’ Tenants from Hell series [6:00]
  • A voicemail left by a highly paranoid tenant [8:30]
  • What happened during James’ live eviction video [10:47]
  • Why you should never rent to anyone with a past eviction [13:58]
  • When to deny a tenant with tattoos [17:39]
  • Why a tenant’s desire to grow a garden is a red flag [20:02]
  • Where to draw the line with a potential tenant’s criminal offenses [28:56]
  • The nastiest bed-bug infestation James has ever encountered [30:51]
  • James’ donation to the Agent Success Toolbox [37:40]
  • How to break through your goals.
  • Plus so much more.

James Wise 

James Wise has an intimate understanding of the greater Cleveland area real estate market. His specialties are the selling and underwriting of Commercial and Residential Investment Property. Per MLS statistics, he is currently the number one Realtor in the world when it comes to selling multifamily and commercial property in Cuyahoga County. He has been featured as a guest speaker on many real estate investment radio shows and podcasts. He regularly writes blogs and articles for multiple Real Estate Investment publications. His news & media coverage can be seen below.

As the principal broker of Holton-Wise he oversees all aspects of asset acquisition, business development, sales training and marketing for Holton-Wise. Our clients profit from James’ ability to keep himself and our team of highly trained Real Estate Agents on top of the local market so that they can consistently find them the next great deal.

On top of that James provides free educational content to all who are interested in Real Estate Investing, Sales, Property Management, Personal Finance, Social Media Marketing, Investing using Other People’s Money (OPM) & Building Businesses from Scratch. His educational content can be found on YouTube via the #AskJamesWise video series. The concept of this educational content is very simple. Anyone who has a question can simply post them to the comments of an #AskJamesWise video using the #AskJamesWise hashtag and James will make a video answering them.

James is a lifelong resident of the greater Cleveland area. He is an active member of the National Association of Realtors® and the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors®. He holds an Associates Degree in Business Management from Cuyahoga Community College.

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