The honest truth is that there are 1900 plus properties on the market in the Killeen MLS. You are very fortunate that your tenant wants to buy it. The market is super competitive and if you have a need to sell, I would try my best to negoiate with my tenant. You don't want to risk them going to the open market in scearch of a better deal. Once they are exposed to the market they will find plenty of sellers eager to pay their cost and give them other incentatives.
If I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know. I am a licensed Realtor with a strong marketing background.
Diantha Shaffer, Realtor, ABR, ePRO, Military Market Specialist
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors
Since your tenant is already living in the home, and will incur moving costs if choosing to buy another home, that might be a factor in how much in closing costs you offer to pay. However, refusing to pay any costs may spur your tenant into purchasing another home. It's a gamble! The rental market is strong in the Killeen area, so chances are good you'll find another renter, but you never know how that will go either.
Bottom line, if you're ready to sell, it's probably a good idea to pay at least a portion of the buyers closing costs and sell to your tenant. If you're not ready, then don't sell, and possibly take a chance on another tenant.
If you'd like a market analysis and a more personalized look at the market in your specific neighborhood, let me know! I'd be happy to help.