So, the lease is up, and your tenants are now month-to-month.
Maybe it's time to put the home on the market.
You discuss with your tenants, who agree to allow showings with 24-hour-notice, as long as they get the standard 30 days to vacate when the house goes under contract.
But, a few weeks into the listing agreement, you haven't had any showings.
In the world of real estate, some buyers and their agents can't provide 24-hour-notice, but you also notice another trend -- even when given 24-hours-notice, the tenants are not allowing showings.
It's decision time. Vacant houses are always available to show on short notice, and they tend to show better than a leased home.
Do you give the 30-day notice to your tenant, and risk going several months without that rent money?
I encountered this exact scenario recently, and I, with a bit of trepidation, recommended the owner give the 30-day notice to the tenant, IF the owner wanted to sell sooner rather than later.
We were just losing too many showings.
Thirty days later, the house was empty, and a couple of weeks later we had a contract. House sold and closed. Good choice.
Sometimes, it's a difficult decision, but you have to decide at some point if you are a seller or a landlord.