Being an Accidental Out of State Landlord is Hard

In April, Randy, an accidental out of state landlord called us about his mother’s home and several rental properties.  His parents had passed and he and his out-of-state siblings had inherited not only their parent’s home in Kansas City but also their rental properties and their tenants.  Which is a lot to deal with, even if you are local and especially if you have no rental management experience!

Back in April Scott here at kcmoHomeBuyer was able to assist Randy with a rental property on 44th Street and a few weeks later we were able to buy this duplex on NE 50th Street.  Randy and his siblings had been dealing with these properties in Kansas City for over 6 months and were basically tired of the whole thing.  They wanted a fair cash offer so they could close this chapter in their lives.

Why Accidental Out of State Landlords Want to Sell . . .

Need Happy Home Life

Dealing with an inherited property from close by is tough enough.  Cleaning it out, keeping it insured with expensive vacant rental property insurance, keeping the house up and the yard mowed, plus the whole process of getting it sold.  Randy had that times 10 as he was out of state and had not only more than one property, but several properties with tenants to deal with.  He needed peace of mind and he needed his life back . . he still had his own home, his own life, his own family and his own job at home on top of this additional burden.

Deadbeat Renters Were Too Much to Take

It’s one thing to clean out Mom and Dad’s old house. It’s totally another to be chasing after rent and worrying about if the tenant is going to damage the house.  And it’s a whole different kick in the pants if the tenant decides to stop paying rent.  If that were to happen, Randy and his siblings would have needed to add eviction proceedings to the list of things they had to deal with.

Not What They Signed Up For

And it’s important to remember, being a landlord was not something that the Accidental Landlord signed up for.  In this case, it was something that was dumped on them and they did not have the time, the money or the expertise to deal with the whole mess.

If you find yourself the heir to a property and in the position of being an accidental out of state landlord, or maybe an accidental local landlord, give us a call. If you want to give it a go, seek out the local real estate investment group or landlord association for tips on finding good leases, good screening services, good contractors, and good property managers.  If you would rather just skip the whole process, take a minute to tell us about your rental property online and see what he may be able to offer to take that problem property or property off your hands.

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Jim in Belton

Lifted an enormous burden.

Selling the house closed a long chapter in my life and lifted an enormous burden. Every week I spent at the house either cleaning, keeping up on maintenance, or keeping up the lawn. This was in addition to taking care of my own home. Now I have more time to spend with my kids watching their sporting events and more time with my mom!

– Jim in Belton
Kim Tucker

Kim Tucker along with her husband Don and son Scott make up the core kcmoHomeBuyer Team that has been buying homes across the Kansas City Metro since 2000!

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