Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick
Teddy Roosevelt said this many years ago. Teddy was talking about international relations. But I feel it still has relevance, and can be used in our industry too.
It’s rare in our area that we have to serve a tenant with a notice, but if you do here is some food for thought. You have the option of hiring a constable or a sheriff to serve a notice. Both carry a badge & side arm, cost the same, both have the same legal power in declaring that the notice was served. However, in my opinion, the sheriff will have a much great effect because of the uniform and patrol car. The constable most likely drives a car like similar to the rest of us. And will deliver the notice in common street clothes. The emotional impact of having person in uniform at your door is simply a stronger and more powerful statement. Not to mention the neighbors are going to ask questions too. This tip was given to me by a client I do business with. I wish I could take all the credit on this little “pearl” of wisdom, but I have to thank Ralph, -thanks Ralph!
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