Your tenant’s lease is up soon, and you’ve decided to sell. While it makes things more challenging if you show the home while the tenant is still living on the property, it can be done with good communication and planning.

Respect Tenant’s Schedule

Find out ahead of time if there are times that the property cannot be shown due to the tenant’s schedule. Have your REALTOR® coordinate any timing constraints with agents and prospective buyers wanting to view the property.

Make Show Times Clear

Communication is key. A misunderstanding or scheduling error could result in the house being occupied or not ready to be viewed.

Take Responsibility for the Property’s Condition

Make it easy for the tenant to keep the property looking show-ready. For example, offer to hire a cleaning or lawn service while the property is on the market.

Take advantage of your REALTOR®’s expertise to help you sell the property while minimizing the tenant’s inconvenience.