Can't lie angry renters are a hazard to getting a good price, and yes if you market to investors you will be okay to put it on the market while they still are living in in the home, because they've all been there, However, you have to be prepared to go below market, but the good news if you can afford to go below market the sale should be quick.... Selling it to regular non cash buyers will be almost impossible, due to problems with standard contract issues such as inspections ,or appraisals ....
Who knows they could also be trying to pull some kind of legal stunt too which happens all the time anymore, and only an investor could or would handle those types of ups and downs. first like some one else on here said to do, please check and see if the lease you signed with them gave you permission to place a lock box on the front door? Not that it's insurmountable but it's a pain if you didn't .. you know unless they are total scum you might make a deal with them tell them if they play ball they won't have to leave until it's sold?
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