“If I Can’t Rent it for [$] . . . I’m Going to Sell it!”
Although I’ve heard it much less often than “the Rental Bluff,” I’d be remiss if I didn’t I didn’t comment on its corollary, “the Sales Bluff.”
Namely, a(n unintentional) landlord who’s deadlocked with an existing renter over a rental hike, lease term, etc. — and perhaps aggravated with the headache of property management — threatens that if they can’t get a certain amount in monthly rent, minimum lease term, etc. . . .they’re going to put the house on the market.