You should get a $5 fee for the phone attempts for epms. I know its not worth all the time you put in but at least its something.
I agree. I remember one company wanted you to call the targeted agent 12 times. They said if the agent does not answer, just hang up 12 times. Sure, there's this thing called caller I.D. Sorry I don't want the police showing up at my door about calling the agent 12 times.
You can get a google voice number that forwards to your real phone. The GV number shoes up in their caller ID. You can change the numbers too.
And every minute of your wasted time was not covered by them letting you do the leg work to clean up their incorrect list. TOTAL absolute waste of time.
I had a shop scheduled for today. There was no target; I could shop anyone. I make the call, and the person told me that there was a 3-4 year waiting list, and since they were at 100% occupancy, there were no apartments to show.
I wonder why they are being shopped.
@Eric in Tampa wrote:
Hey Honny B. A 3-4 year waiting list? Is this one of those high end apartments? I've never heard of a waiting list that long. 3-4 months maybe, but 3-4 years? Wow.
Also, do you prefer Cirrus over EPMS over Remington when it comes to either targeted or non-targeted assignments?
I believe to make sure they are still giving tours of the property, following fair housing laws, offering to add people to the waiting list, and using correct income limits.
My regular, day job, is in affordable housing. We have a three year waiting list but still do tours and stuff. One company I worked for, also affordable housing, used EPMS for mystery shopping (though I was only there a short time and never got shopped).
That's a bummer. Poor maintenance guy was thinking something was wrong. Wondering what was up. Probably wondering if a relative died or if someone needed to get hold of him for a family emergency... or maybe he thought it was a creditor or bill collector. Hahah. Poor guy tho. I just see someone like Scruffy, The Janitor from Futurama waiting around trying to figure out who died, who has been hurt, who needs to speak to him, and then getting the call and someone is like Hi, are you a leasing agent? He was probably trying to figure out all day why you thought that too.