How do you treat your tenants? Is this something that you even think about? If you are a landlord you need to be friendly yet professional with all your tenants. This is not always easy to do, but it is a goal that you should set for yourself. Simply put, a friendly and professional landlord will have more success than one who looks down on tenants and is always in a bad mood about something.
Of course, there is a fine line between being friendly and letting your tenants walk all over you. Make sure you are friendly, but only to a point. There is no reason that you should be so nice that you let your tenants pay late, for example. By establishing a professional relationship your tenants will know that you are not going to deal with any actions that are against the terms of the lease.
It is important to be friendly to tenants ? this can benefit both parties. Just remember that being professional is every bit as important. If you strike a balance you should be able to get along with the majority of your tenants. And that is what you want, right?