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1,192 - Using a Property Management Company

March 21st, 2016

Episode 375 of 489 episodes

If you need someone to help you run your office building, this episode will give you the English you need to know. Slow dialog: 1:30 Explanations: 4:02 Fast dialog: 18:28 Sonia: Hello, Fickle Property Management Company. Frank: Hello, I own an office building on Broadway Boulevard and I’m interested in hiring a property management company. Sonia: You’ve called the right place. We help you advertise your vacant units, show empty properties, and screen prospective tenants. Frank: The building is partially occupied right now and I want to be sure that any new tenants are financially sound. Sonia: That’s why we require a rental application with financial details and check their credit history. We are very thorough. Frank: Will you also draw up the rental agreement? Sonia: Yes, we handle all of the rental details, including the deposit and delivery of keys. Frank: What if tenants have problems? Sonia: We are on call 24/7 and will send out someone from our maintenance department to deal with any problems. Frank: This sounds like what I’m looking for. What is your fee structure? Sonia: Oh, our services are very reasonable. Frank: When can you start? Sonia: As soon as you sign an agreement with us. Frank: Great. Can you email the agreement to me right now? The building has some stopped-up toilets that need attention ASAP! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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