I have been doing my homework at the office, as it is closer to the school. I was in the middle of studying when I heard a knock at the door.
"I am in need of a home and I heard that this was the property manager's office," he said.
"This is the property manager's office," I replied, "but I am not opening for about another week or two. I am currently studying for my final real estate exam."
"Ah yes, I had heard that, but I need to speak with you now."
I ushered him in and suddenly the realization of just how untidy the office had become struck me like a ton of bricks. Rather embarrassed, I said that if he could find a seat he was welcome to sit down.
He proceeded to pull out a wad of money to pay for the inconvenience of coming after hours and I told him that I did not need any money up front. (Although I could not help wishing I could have some of that money, as students really don't make much!)
He comes to Oak Leaf Forest once a year for a few months to get some work done so all he needs is a bedroom and an office.
My first (and unexpected) client! By the way, he left a $100 tip on the table.
Business has begun!