Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Let the seller deal with the bad tenants! They are his problem!

Mar 25, 2016 10:01 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Spell relief with EVICTION...

Mar 25, 2016 02:58 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't.

Mar 25, 2016 09:29 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 You inherit the tenants first. Then you serve after coe.

Mar 25, 2016 02:15 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Dirty or damaging?  Two different things.

     Dirt maybe.  Damage, give them 15 days notice and put them out.

Mar 25, 2016 12:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good answers below. Doesn't sound like a property where a buyer would want to take possession wtih tenants in place

Mar 25, 2016 11:30 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I don't!! 

Mar 25, 2016 09:28 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Wow . . . if I were the seller, I would be wanting that deal to be pretty darn solid before I put out paying tenants. This is why I'm a terrible landlord - it's hard to mandate 'how people live'. But if your contract provides for seller to convey the building vacant . . . I guess they will find a way. I would certainly have a great cleaning crew at the ready as a resource for the buyer . . .

Mar 25, 2016 09:15 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It is often difficult when a property is for sale and the tenants have no incentive to keep the unit clean and attractive to potential buyers.  The best solution is eviction and clean-up prior to listing.  Or, giving the tenant a financial incentive to move right away.  It can be money well spent, which would otherwise be lost in market time and price reductions.  

Mar 25, 2016 09:08 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Eviction when possible. If they pay on time then not renewing. In Oklahoma we can evict within two weeks of a missed payment.

Mar 25, 2016 09:00 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I give them along with the listing back to the owner, unless the owner/seller gets rid of them.

Mar 27, 2016 04:03 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a good relationship with the local law enforcement agency.  The renters also get a hand delivered notice that any damage would result in criminal action

Mar 26, 2016 11:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Serve notice right away, and make sure they know the ramifications should they not leave on time and you take them to court.

Mar 26, 2016 11:28 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Kick their stinky arses out???

Mar 26, 2016 08:11 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Enjoy. Try to deal with Los Angeles rent control. You can not do a thing to them. It is just brutal! 

Mar 26, 2016 05:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Comply with the terms of the lease and your local eviction requirements.

Mar 26, 2016 01:04 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I don't like to take listings with tenant's.  They're usually (not always) a pain.  If one gives me grief when I'm trying to show the home I call the listing Realtor and let them know.  Working through a rough transaction now due to a mad tenant that doesn't want to move.  

Mar 25, 2016 11:42 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz You answered your question.

Mar 25, 2016 11:22 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

'I don't. That is the owners job."

To get me involved the owner will need to agree to the incentives I need to get the renters out.

Mar 25, 2016 10:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Easy, Jack... I don't work with tenants! Problem solved.

Mar 25, 2016 10:55 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Mar 25, 2016 09:31 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The landlord makes the tenant not the other way around. You're on the right path, it's just business Jack.

Mar 25, 2016 07:51 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jack. Depending on where you are, it may take some time to vacate the property. If I was in that situation and wanted to make sure the transaction was moving forward. I would meet with the tenant and pay them to leave.

Mar 25, 2016 07:15 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Be sure the escrow period is sufficent to cover extra time that may be required to clear the property. Handle everything by the book, whatever the rules are in your area. Here the gold standard is written notification best proved by a signed receipt. On day 30 if the tenant has not vacated post a notice of eviction (in my area that adds 4 days maximum). I've had good results with incentives for tenants like the seller offering $500 if they are out at least a week prior to closing.

Mar 25, 2016 06:21 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jack Lewitz Very difficult and complicated.

Mar 25, 2016 03:03 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

They are sometimes hard to work with, but it is the Seller's responsibility to make them behave.

Mar 25, 2016 02:06 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

with a long stick

Mar 25, 2016 12:21 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thankfully I don't have to do this. Although the company I work for has a property management department and one person manages over 80 rental units. I've heard the stories and seen the nightmares that get left behind. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:40 AM
Althea Kippes, Esq.
A.T. Kippes, Real Estate Broker - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco to Silicon Valley!

We had this happen recently, except they were tenants over one year, so they got a 60-day notice per California law.  We needed the tenants gone sooner, so I told the seller that paying some money if they move out by a certain date will usually work.  A little money can go a long way.

However, that property was in an area that was not crazy expensive and with a very low vacancy rate like just about everywhere in the San Francisco bay area.  It is very difficult for someone to move early if they have no where to move to. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:38 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Very carefully! Just be thankful no eviction is needed since they are MTM and only need 30 days notice to vacate. When tenants know a unit is for sale, they will deliberately make it look as bad as possible to dfiscourage buyers and will make showings difficult for you. Been there, done that...


Mar 25, 2016 10:33 AM