We often forget that tenants are people too. They're naturally concerned that they'll have to go through all the hassles of moving and relocating their kids and more. A win-win is to find them a new landlord that appreciates his good tenants.
Tenants don't want to be bothered and in most cases they don't want to have to move so they make showings difficult. I have found they are much more cooperative if the buyer is an investor who plans on renting the property out as they know if an investor buys it they can continue to rent the home.
Do your tenants have a lease? If so when does it expire?
Florida law states a renters lease must be honored.
When you list the home for sale, simply have your Realtor state that the lease must be honored and expires ----
If the lease expires in the coming months you will have no problems with showing to buyers that intend to be end users
If they have many months yet on their lease, this will look attractive to an investor.
If you would like to talk further feel free to contact me at 239-677-7186.... I am always here and happy to help
All The Best,
Sunshine Realty of SWFL
Plus you want to keep the tenants happy, in case the buyer turns out to be their landlord.
I've had 5 listed homes so far this year with tenants in place. The sellers and I worked together to keep the good tenants in place. One tenant though had trouble paying the rent, plus that home needed some minor renovation. So the seller terminated the month-to-month lease, painted the interior, replaced the carpet, and other minor repairs. That home is now under contract to a very nice young couple as their first home.
By the way, I thank my sellers' tenants after closing - Again it was the tenants who had their lives interrupted for showings, had to worry about the future buyer not wanting them to stay, and had to worry if they would like their future landlord.