Culfidant Community - Where our story starts
Culfidant is a new word created by combining “Cultural” and “Confidant“. It is our quest to connect like-minded people and share decency, care and trust.
Culfidant community – is our first project to put this quest into action. It connects decent landlords and tenants to “share homes” with care and trust instead of just “rent to/from places” for a transaction.
Traditionally, “landlords” and “renters” represents two opposite, even confrontational cultures. Crazy landlord/tenant dramas and episodes filled with finger-pointing and blaming make media’s headlines frequently.
We used to wonder if there is even a chance for landlords and tenants to share homes happily, to be decent to each other, let alone to care each other just like friends. Luckily, our own less-common yet aspiring experience has helped us to realize how to make “impossible” happen naturally.
In 2005, a few engineers founded Flying Stone Canada Ltd – a residential real estate investing company. After many failures and setbacks, we have learned slowly but surely that the only meaningful way to thrive in this business, is to connect naturally via decency, care and trust – Instead of merely “renting” houses, we start to focus on “sharing” homes happily.
It started with tiny improvements first. Instead of turning a blind eye to the “dirty corners” around the house, we clean the home top to bottom as if it is for our long-time-no-see friends coming to stay; Instead of dragging our feet on maintenance issues, our well-trained maintenance staff are deployed within 24 hrs or less when the repair-request is received; Instead of putting money into advertising and marketing, we appreciate our long-term residents by giving out delightful gifts and treats now and then …
Slowly but surely, our clients have started to react positively in return. Instead of treating the home they stay as merely a “rentals”, they fix small issues on their own, just like they are staying at and caring for a dear friend’s home. Instead of staying just a few months then moving-out with a mess behind, more and more chose to enjoy their homes year after year; Instead of complaining bitterly and arguing fiercely, they refer us to their friends whole-heartedly…
Simply through word-of-mouth, more and more landlords and tenants have heard and joined us , and the so-called “Culfidant community” was born naturally to connect members with decency, care and trust, promote the best practice/guidelines, and enjoy the “shared” culfidant homes happily ever after.
Indeed, we are lucky to stumble upon the powerful secret of Culfidant -How to truly share “decency, care and trust”. As a result, not only our business thrives, but also we have witnessed the wonder that has transformed every rental we touch into something that all human beings cherish the most – the home.
Now it is about time to share this treasure with the world…
You are more than welcome to join from here, and together, let’s make impossible happen naturally, one home at a time!