(Closed) Landlord bees, come inside!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@NJmeetsBX: Most people looking to rent or buy do not like having the owner/current present.  It makes the whole experience too personal and you don’t look at the property as objectively as possible.  = less sales/rents.  I viewed a co-op with the owner sitting in the living room…so strange.  I want a professional showing me a house, not the current owner that loves her afghans or collectible dolls to pieces.

Your agent is on the right track if she wants you out of the house while she shows.  Sorry!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@NJmeetsBX: So what you are worried about is having strangers in your home with no one looking out for your interests?  Do you have an agent?  How are you marketing your home?  More deets please.

EDIT:  I agree because this will be a rental situation you NEED to meet the tenant. For some reason, I assumed that you were selling.  Eventually the tenant is going to have to meet you.  Doesn’t have to be on the first look, but immediately after.  If you can get an agent, more power to you but otherwise, I don’t think it is strange to require you or Fiance in the house.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you mean your agent would take him in there, or he wants to go completely alone.

Typically for showings they prefer you NOT to be present .

We rent out a house we purchased and had the realtor show our tenant the place without us present.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Typically for a showing where the tenant has an agent the owners are not at home. This tenant’s realtor is there to do the showing. 

However, I do find it odd that the tenant would cancel just based on this. 

I don’t think you should be worried at all. There is a realtor present, it may not be yours, but you’re good. 

ETA: I am a realtor so this is how I typically do this. Usually once the tenant has decided they want to lease/rent the property they are then introduced to the landlord. Don’t forget to do credit and background checks!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Get an agent! or someone you trust to show your house.

I understand better what you mean, and its difficult because I’m assuming all your personal items and valuables are in the house.

Post # 10
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Or just don’t deal with these people.  If you are doing CL or similar online outfits, there is no reason you shouldn’t be there. SHADYKINS!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@NJmeetsBX: I totally understand that you feel uncomfortable. I guess because I work in this business I wouldn’t even think twice about it.

Maybe explain to the realtor why you feel uncomfortable not being around for the showing? If the Realtor is the one insisting on you not being there and not the tenant then just forget them. Any good Realtor would understand your discomfort and would show with you present. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@NJmeetsBX: So basically, you own the condo, you will be renting out the condo, you don’t have an agent. So you should be the one showing the house…. not his agent. It’s fine if his agent is there (btw why does he even have an agent in this situation?) Did the agent contact you or the person who wants to rent it? I’ve rented several places, and the owner was always there to show me around because, the owner will be my landlord. As the owner, you want to know who is living in your house. So yes, you should be there.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I dont understand why someone who is renting even has an agent. You should be showing the property as the landlord not the current tenant… in addition if you are not used to renting I would highly encourage you to get a property management company. They are more than worth their monthly commission.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A bit odd. I’ve looked through a lot of rentals.  Most times the owner isn’t home (because it’s during the day).  A few times home during the day, more often home at night.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  I’d want to meet the person moving in as well.  (Just don’t hover during the walk through, let the agent take care of that.)

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