Re: suggestions for marketing - Posted by JPiper
Posted by JPiper on February 24, 1999 at 18:14:04:
Hopefully you have a clause in your contract that permits the showing of the property to prospective tenants, contractors, inspectors, and others.
You discuss the property on the phone with the prospective tenant. If they’re interested you meet them at the property at a time you establish. You call the seller first and notify them that you’ll be showing the property, and ask them if they can find something to do during that time period.
Hopefully you have a fixed date of possession established with the seller which is specified in the contract, so that you can establish a move-in date with prospective tenants.
All of this should have been discussed upfront with the seller, and most of it included in your contract.
I don’t have an information sheet that I give the tenant, but if I did, I would not leave it at the house. As you point out this is not information that you would want the seller to have possession of.
I don’t do any repairs prior to the seller moving, and my possession. I do show the property prior to those repairs. I tell them what I will be doing in the way of repairs prior to their move-in.
Keep in mind that you sell the house to the prospective tenant?.at least that’s my method. I don’t rely on info sheets to market my house. I market it. It’s a people business.