When property owners become rental property owners, they often forget that the property is NO LONGER THEIRS'.
YES....they can pay the mortgage, insurance, property taxes, maintenance and repair costs....and
YES....they can receive beneficial tax deductions against their income....and
YES....they may get some appreciation if they sell it in the future....and
YES....they may get some equity by having their mortgage payments subsidized by rental income; however,
THEY CAN NOT make appointments any time they want and expect their residents to stay home to 1) show their homes to real estate agents to get THREE CMAs; nor do they have to 2) wait around for agents who knew the appointment time for their viewing a week in advance to show up late.
YES, the dwelling does belong to the PROPERTY OWNER; however, the residents do not have to perform tasks or take responsibility not assigned to them in the lease.