A South Bay man accepted hundreds of offers from open houses. But the homes weren’t for sale. They were for renters.
And they were going to be ready to receive the incoming renters, with all their moving in and out needs.
“At first I wasn’t too excited because in my mind it was like a big move and a big moving up to the next stage and I didn’t want them to find my stuff in the garage,” said Brian Kriewe, the president of Real Estate Owners of Davis, L.A.
But he did what he could to make sure the new owners were as comfortable as possible, including making sure all the appliances were hooked up to the new electrical and water supply and that there were plenty of pillows and blankets and blankets, and making sure he had enough towels. He had to buy them, however, because he wasn’t allowed to rent the houses until the new owners had settled in.
So Kriewe was very much the new tenant in the house, as he and a crew of men and women went out and cleaned up the home.
“It was a little overwhelming to find out we were the only people living here,” he said.
Kriewe says he has rented many houses over the years, and was expecting the same thing this time around.
“I was hoping I came through with a pretty good house. I was going to be an overnight rental,” he said.
He was wrong.
Kriewe was assigned to a new house in South Bay and found that even though it was filled with nice, new furniture, and a few new curtains and carpeting, and a new stove and fridge and washer and dryer, it still was not ready for a new owner.
“This is the first rental I’ve ever been assigned to where it was all different than what I expected,” Kriewe said.
The new owners were moving out, and the renters moved in. Now that he’s had time to settle in, the new house is one of his favorite places to live.
“I love it,” Kri