Landlords - When you put the house on the market for rent it's not your home anymore!
I think this message gets delivered to sellers very effectively but not as consistently to landlords.
Sellers are encouraged to de-personalize their homes to appeal to buyers whereas landlords often think that tenants should just accept the house as it is.
Yesterday some friends of mine went looking for rental homes. They found one they really liked that had one room that was gold, one that was purple, and the family room had a large mural on the main wall. My friends really liked the home. When their agent called the listing agent she indicated that the owners would be ok with painting the gold and the purple rooms. However, the mural was out of the question because their kids painted it.
Really? How many families want to live with your kids mural in their family room?
Just because you still OWN the house doesn't mean it's your home. If you want your home rented you need to allow people the chance to make it their home.
If you or someone you know would like information about buying, selling, or renting a home in Prince George's, Montgomery, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel, Howard, and/or Baltimore Counties please contact Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh of Century 21 New Millennium.
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium
FINALLY! A DOCTOR WHO MAKES HOUSE-CALLS!
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