“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. 

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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