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Rebecca Levitan, Your Neighbor & REALTOR®   239-292-6860 Email Rebecca

Renting Your Home While Trying to Sell It

Island Sound Rental

There comes a time when individuals may not be using their home in and decide to put it on the market and sell it.  At the same time, they are trying to reduce their out of pocket expenses.  With that said, they consider renting.  I have seen the pros and cons of renting, but just thought that I would share them with you and give you something to ponder and take into consideration.

The prime rental season and selling season overlap and this can prove frustrating.  While renting while selling can be a win/win situation the reality is that the owner loses control of the property.  Access to the property and having the property properly cleaned and staged for a showing may not occur.  Remember that you only have one chance to make a first impression on a buyer.  Renters can react to showing the property they are renting in various ways. 

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