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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Should You Sell Your Home While It is Tenant Occupied?

Should You Sell Your Home While It is Tenant Occupied? 

The most obvious answer to this question is a resounding YES!

My response is simply a short "It depends."  It depends on your relationship with your tenant.  It depends on whether your tenant maintains a clean property.

[How do you know this?  As a landlord you are certainly making visits to the property (or your property manager is), right?]

I have worked with buyers looking at homes for sale in Brevard County that were tenant occupied and some of our experiences included...
  • the tenant who bad mouthed the owner about maintenance neglect 
  • the tenant who brought up every issue about the property 
  • the tenant who explained about how the neighbors were a menace 
  • the tenants who who were uncooperative about showing the property 
  • the tenant who kept the dirtiest house I have ever seen (if you can smell it, you can't sell it!)

Should you sell your home while it is tenant occupied?

The answer is a resounding.....It Depends!   A well maintained occupied home with furnishings is almost always preferred to a cold empty dark space.


When you are ready to sell your Brevard County Florida home, give me a call to discuss how I can work with you.

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