Chapter 613 – Landlady
Guo Wei frowned upon hearing her words. To be honest, the first option was good enough since an average worker’s monthly salary was about this much. It was already quite good for him.
However, he was curious about the second option. He felt that since she mentioned it, there must be another intention behind it.
So, after thinking for a moment, he asked, “May I ask how many rooms are there in total and what is the rent?”
Lu Xia smiled at his question and said, “There are two three-entry courtyards and one four-entry courtyard. Each of the three-entry courtyards has almost 20 rooms, and the four-entry courtyard has less than 30 rooms.
However, many of them are already damaged and not suitable for living. If you choose the first option, I will have someone take care of these. If you choose the second option, you’ll have to handle them yourself.
To put it plainly, it’s like I’m renting you the three big courtyards for 100 yuan per month, and the subsequent handling of these houses is none of my concern.
As long as you don’t damage the houses, whatever extra you earn is yours.
Regarding the rent, it currently ranges from 2 to 5 yuan per room per month.
That’s all the specifics. It’s up to you to decide.”
After finishing her words, Lu Xia began to observe Guo Wei’s expression.
She could tell that his breathing had noticeably intensified. It was clear he was interested in the second option.
Guo Wei calculated for himself. Although the second option seemed troublesome, he would definitely earn more.
He wasn’t afraid of the trouble; he had a wife and child to support, so what was a little inconvenience?
His intuition told him that this was a good opportunity.
So, without further hesitation, he said, “I choose the second option.”
Lu Xia wasn’t surprised. “Alright, let’s go with that. But let’s make it clear: I’m charging 100 yuan based on the current rent prices. In the future, it will increase with the rise in rent.”
“I understand,” Guo Wei replied. He understood it was similar to how in the past, renting a place used to cost just a few cents per month, and now it was a few yuan.
The Jiang family had already helped him a lot, so he wasn’t being greedy.
Lu Xia looked at him and said, “Brother, settle the accounts clearly. When the time comes, we should also sign a contract, so everyone is reassured. I suggest you sign one with the tenants when you rent in the future, to be more reliable.”
“I understand,” Guo Wei nodded.
At this moment, he suddenly thought of something and asked, “Um… I heard there are still some houses here that haven’t been rented out. Can I let my wife and child stay in one of them?”
Lu Xia smiled upon hearing this. “It’s up to you to decide. No matter who you rent to, as long as I get my 100 yuan, I’m fine with it.
But let me remind you, if you live with a tenant, be cautious. If you get too close, it might be awkward to ask for rent. I won’t interfere in that situation!”
Guo Wei reassured her, “Don’t worry, I won’t!”
After he left, Lu Xia looked at Jiang Junmo, waiting for his praise.
Then she saw Jiang Junmo smiling and shaking his head, saying, “Did you come up with this method because you’re afraid of trouble and want to wash your hands of it?”
Lu Xia felt a little embarrassed at being guessed correctly. “How could that be? Look at how happy Guo Wei is; I think he’s very pleased.”
Jiang Junmo smiled and said, “Indeed, not bad. It’s very clever to come up with this method.”
Lu Xia was satisfied upon hearing his praise.
She praised herself for her cleverness and thought, “Ah, I didn’t expect to become a landlady at such a young age. How great, I don’t feel like working hard anymore.”
However, not wanting to work hard was just talk.
The next day, Lu Xia received a call from Ye Lin, summoning her to the company.
Due to Ye Lin’s urging, Lu Xia hurriedly went to the company and headed straight to Ye Lin’s office.
Chapter 614 – TV Station Comes to Visit
At this point, Master Zhong was already here. Lu Xia thought something had happened and hurriedly asked, “What’s going on? What happened?”
Upon seeing her, Ye Lin motioned for her to sit down.
“There is something. I was just discussing with Director Zhong. The TV station’s representatives came to the company yesterday, wanting us to buy their advertisement.”
“Advertisement? TV station advertisement?” Lu Xia clearly hadn’t expected this.
“What exactly is the situation? Tell me in detail.”
“It’s like this. Yesterday, the reception received a call from downstairs, saying that the TV station’s representatives were visiting. I found it strange. After meeting them, they invited us to buy their TV advertisement, claiming that it would be viewed nationwide and have a good promotional effect. However, when I inquired about their prices, they were a bit expensive, so I wanted to discuss it with you.”
Lu Xia was surprised to hear this. “Is our company already this well-known? The TV station’s representatives are coming to us in person?”
Lu Xia chuckled upon hearing her, “You’re overthinking it. The TV station isn’t coming for our company; they’re coming for Golden Broad Building! I reckon they know that the companies working here are not subpar, so they came to take a look. I asked, and it seems they also visited companies on other floors.”
Alright, hearing this, Lu Xia understood.
She suddenly realized that TV advertising at this time wasn’t as difficult to obtain as in later years, and the prices weren’t exorbitant either.
At this moment, the TV stations had to actively promote themselves.
Although not many households had televisions at the moment, they were still scattered across the country.
So, if their company could secure a spot, it would indeed be a great promotional opportunity.
Thinking this, Lu Xia inquired about the price.
Upon hearing their asking price, she was even more astonished.
It wasn’t that she thought it was expensive; it was surprisingly cheap!
At this moment, the price was indeed a fair deal!
So, she decided immediately, “Let’s do it, we must do it! This is obviously a great advertising opportunity. If the results are good, we won’t have to travel nationwide ourselves in the future; we can just wait for them to come to us.”
Ye Lin hesitated upon hearing this, “But… this price is indeed not cheap.”
“Don’t be reluctant to spend a little now for a better outcome later. Just think about it, we can advertise nationwide all at once. This price is nothing; we’ll earn it back in the future!”
Upon hearing this, Ye Lin gritted her teeth and nodded, “Alright, let’s do it!”
As for Master Zhong, she rarely voiced opinions and had no different thoughts at this moment. She was just excited that their company was going to be on TV!
After the decision was made, they wasted no time. Ye Lin immediately contacted the TV station.
The TV station was quite pleased to hear that they wanted to buy an advertisement. After agreeing on the contract signing time, Lu Xia and the others started discussing the subsequent arrangements.
In this era, when shooting advertisements, they needed to do it themselves. When Ye Lin made the call earlier, following Lu Xia’s request, they rented filming equipment and a team from them. As for how to shoot it, nobody was sure.
Lu Xia was the only one who had seen advertisements, so she was entrusted with figuring it out.
She went back to her office and thought about it carefully.
The equipment was rudimentary at this time, so the advertisement didn’t need to be too sophisticated. They would just present it straightforwardly. She quickly devised a plan.
Afterward, she called Liu Song and asked him to arrange the actors and plan the subsequent filming.
Upon hearing this, Liu Song was a bit stunned. What was going on? Their company was going to be on TV?
This… this is amazing!