By the time you’ve rented an apartment for more than a decade, you and your landlord should be pretty tight. Or at least that’s how Watts Realty feels. Since the early 1990s, they’ve been doing a thing called “Turkey for Tenants” as a way to express their thanks.
Turkey for Tenants began as a way to honor longtime rental tenants
Turkey for Tenants started in Titusville and Southside
Michael Watts, Watts Realty
“We managed some older homes in the Titusville and Southside areas. A growing number of tenants had been in their rental units for 10 or more years. We spoke with our landlords to see if they wanted to show their thanks to these longstanding tenants.”
Watts Realty’s longest-running tenant has been renting for 40 years
Watts Realty has one tenant who’s been renting since December 1980. You better believe they’ll be getting a turkey this year!
They have a list of people who’ve been renting since 2010, and seven more tenants joined that list. A grand total of 30 tenants are eligible to receive turkeys. This includes some tenants of properties they started managing this past February 2020.
How Turkeys for Tenants works
Watts Realty sent out a letter to eligible tenants in the first week of November. This gives tenants plenty of time to know there’s a free turkey waiting for them to enjoy this Thanksgiving.
Tenants bring the letter with them to the office on the appointed day to pick up their bird.
Watts Realty has been in Birmingham for more than 100 years
Back in 1907, W.A. Watts got into the real estate biz in Birmingham. He started buying, selling, dealing and owning, and the family’s never looked back. Now they manage a portfolio of rental residential properties and commercial real estate.
They’re also big believers in giving back to the Birmingham community. Turkeys for Tenants is one of the many ways they do this.
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