Top 10 Reasons Not to List Your Home Until the Tenants Are Gone!

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Top 10 Reasons Not to List Your Home Until the Tenants Are Gone!

 

Messy TenantFor many home sellers, attempting to sell a tenant-occupied home can be a difficult task.  While  some tenants are exceptionally helpful and willing to do everything possible to assist you in selling your home, many of them will not.  If you are thinking of selling your tenant-occupied home, check out my top 10 reasons not to list your home until the tenants are gone.

 

  1. Tenants have no vested interest in the sale of your home.  Thus, it is of low priority to them.

 

  1. Tenant-occupied homes are NEVER "show-ready" when prospective buyers arrive.

 

  1. Buyers can be unforgiving.  If your home is not a show-place, agents must find another place to show.

 

  1. Tenants are often uncooperative with agents, which can prolong the sale of your home.  

 

  1. If showing your home is a difficult process, agents will simply move on to the next one.

 

  1. Tenants often restrict access to the property, which makes it difficult for your home to receive adequate showings.

 

  1. Tenants often restrict access to specific rooms in the house, which makes it difficult for buyers to make an informed decision.

 

  1. Tenants often refuse to leave so that prospective buyers can preview the home in private.

 

  1. Tenants often refuse access to the property for inspections.

 

  1. Tenants are always eager to share their living experience, thoughts, and opinions of the home with prospective buyers.  What will they say about your home?

 

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 Lisa Dunham

Lisa Dunham, MBA, CDPE, ePRO 
Keller Williams Realty Alexandria / Kingstowne
703-298-6546 (Mobile) 

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Nancy, ditto!  My feelings exactly....

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Lisa congrats on the feature.   It is certainly a difficult task getingt a property shown with a tenant in place especially if leaving was not his or her idea.

November 03, 2011 11:24 PM
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Thanks Jennifer! It certainly is a difficult task and one that can certainly jeopardize a sale for quite some time.

November 04, 2011 08:12 AM
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Carla Harbert
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In EVERY instance where I had a tenant in a home, it sold AFTER the tenant was out. It really looked better empty than occupied, less hassles, etc.

November 07, 2011 03:56 PM
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Carla, I agree!  Waiting for the tenants to leave would be less hectic for all.  Plus, I am sure the house will show much better just as you indicated.  Thanks for stopping by!

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