Selling a Home with a Tenant Inside

The larger the multifamily property is, the more important it becomes for the units to be rented out at the time of sale. But when considering duplexes or detached single-family homes, it is more advisable to vacate the property prior to going on the market.

We provide the research for you here, the statistics on selling a home with a tenant inside, vacant, or seller occupied.

If you’re thinking of selling a property of any size in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to talk with you and potentially schedule a tour. Call today to set an appointment.

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