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House Needs Too Much Work; You Rent Instead of Sell

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House Needs Too Much Work; You Rent Instead of Sell

Your house needs lots of work before you can put it on the market and realistically get a price that you want.

Instead of spending the time and money to properly prepare your home for the for sale market, you decide on an alternative.

You immediately put the house on the rental market instead of going through the hassles necessary to sell it.

In order to get a good and reliable tenant, you will do a thorough background  check before you approve them to rent your place.

You will want to verify that their income is sufficient to pay the rent and the utilities, to review their credit to determine if they consistently pay their bills, to check that they do not have a criminal background, and to talk with references to help you to determine that they will be good tenants.

But, hold on a minute.

You will be checking their background to make sure that they are stellar tenants in order to . . . . . . live in your dump!

Only top rate tenants can live in the place in which you were too cheap and too lazy to bring up to reasonable living conditions?

Tenants are people, too.  They are discerning people who care about the place that they will call home.

If you do not care enough to respect the tenant's right to live in a nice place, then why should they respect you or your place?

Additionally, many jurisdictions, throughout the country, require that rental properties be inspected to assure that they are safe for the occupants.

These jurisdictions pass these laws to protect tenants from slumlords.

If you want to do things right, give me a call; I can help, otherwise, I suppose that one day I will drive by your property and notice a rundown, boarded up shack with rats and roaches as the only occupants.

For more information on receiving top of the line real estate services, contact Ron Trzcinski of Sachs Realty at 410-935-5844.


Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD


This post really gets right to the point, but it as definitely true.

Apr 12, 2023 05:35 PM
Kathryn Sparks
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD


Some people make poor investment decisions, whuch allows them to get into this situation where, basically, they are placing their problems on someone else.

Apr 12, 2023 05:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Interesting  Dilemma.....spot om with advice!

Apr 12, 2023 07:58 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Excellent advice. If you want tenants to treat your place with respect, show respect to them by caring for the property diligently.

Apr 12, 2023 08:20 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Apr 13, 2023 05:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

As I was reading this, I was already composing a comment that would have taken you to task for renting out a house that needed work. And then I saw you were right there with me. Landlords must provide safe and maintained homes if they want to be successful in the rental business.

Apr 13, 2023 05:35 AM