A.D. CANTELMO REALTY/TONY CANTELMO
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TONY CANTELMO





A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California

Getting a Tenant to cooperate with a sale

Selling a property that has a Tenant living there is not always an easy proposition. I have had many people tell me that since the law is on the Landlords side, just go ahead and do what you want. Many Landlords get bad advice and sometimes forget that the Tenant pays to use the property and has the right to their privacy. Yes, the lease says that they need to cooperate, but what if they don’t?

Be smart, Negotiate

That’s the big question that Landlords have to ask themselves, “What do I do if my Tenant does not want to cooperate with a sale”.  The answer is not just marching into the property and show it anyway, the answer is give the Tenant and incentive to cooperate, because if they don’t, the only thing a Landlord can do is evict and that is a road you as a Landlord, do not want go down.
I have had Landlords tell me, to show the property even though we don’t have the permission of the Tenant to enter the property. My answer is no, never. You never want to enter a property when the Tenant does not give you permission unless it is an emergency. Negotiation with the Tenant is the only way to make a Tenant who is reluctant to cooperate become more compliant.

Understand the Tenants situation

I try and put myself in the Tenants shoes, first they realize that if the home is sold, they will probably have to move once their lease is up and if they like where they live, they will not be happy. Second, they are paying for privacy and having people come into their home looking around and poking into closets is not desirable for any of us and Third, the whole thing is just annoying. So how do we make this bad situation livable?

Incentive

The answer is incentive. First, offer a discount on the rent for the time the property will be shown. Since the Tenant is going to lose some of the privacy they pay for, kick them some money back. Most of the time, allowing the Tenant to save some money will work and the Tenant will have a change of heart. If there is still some resistance, allow the Tenant to break the lease and move out as soon as they find a new place. That way a Tenant who is not comfortable with people entering their property can move without penalty.

These two incentives should make the situation of a sale less stressful for both the Tenant and the Landlord. If a compromise can’t be reached and the Landlord is going to sell the property, then legal action must be started to get the Tenant out of the property, but like I said before, do everything you can as a Landlord or Property Manager to avoid the worst case scenario. No one wins when eviction is the only answer.






A.D. Cantelmo Property
Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County Ca.

Tenant/ Property Service
 
Marketing Property
We market your property on all the major Real Estate websites, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the Multiple Listing Service

Showing your Property
We make sure your Property is shown to all Qualified, interested parties. We never allow Unchaperoned shwings

Screening Tenants
We have a detailed tenant screening process. We run Credit, Criminal and Eviction checks. we check rental history, and use our more then 10 years of Property Management experience to place the Best Tenant possible in your Property

Open 7 Days a week

Contact Tony
714-313-7413
If you have hours that do not coincide with normal business hours, No Problem.


 

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5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

5 reviews 5.0 star rating 1/21/2016 I was tired of using a large management team to manage my investment property. I felt I was always on the back burner. I was recommended to Tony from a business associate, he assured me I would be very pleased. Well that was an understatement, Tony is amazing. He's above all honest and always available for my concerns. I'm not as well versed as other investors with property management and maintenance and tenant relations, Tony has been an excellent partner and has guided me through quite a bit of needed repairs and worked far beyond what was expected to help turn my little investment into quite a prosperous investment, If what your looking for is prompt return calls, honest direction and someone very knowledgeable with general contractors and real estate laws, Tony is your man. Angela

 

~ Angela

"10 out of 10 I am so Happy Since I left my old company and I joined AD Cantelmo Property Co I am stress free I live in a different state and this company watches my house and always Mr Tony Cantelmo is on top of things I really want to thank you for what you do for me and I would really Recomend this Company to any and every one Thank You again. Shawn" ------------------- "I need to trust the people I work with and I trust Tony. He stays on tops of things, communicates well, and gets things done. He not only gets things done but he gets things done the right way. Jim"

 

~ Shawn

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