I’ve been fooling around with rental property for about 30 years and when I inherited a one bedroom condo in Florida, I decided to rent it in case we wanted to use it at some point in the future. I was lucky enough to get a tenant who lived there for the entire dozen years I’ve owned it.
Unfortunately she finally got to a point that she could not live alone and moved out so I was faced with the decision of what to do now. During the Marco trip, Bev and I made the 2½ hour drive up to Bradenton to inspect it and meet with a realtor.
I believed that the tenant had taken very good care of the unit so I was a little shocked at what I found even though she had advised she would not be able to clean it.
I didn’t realize she was a smoker and everything in the condo had a coat of sticky residue on it – the wire shelves in the closets were very sticky to the touch and will require replacement.
Prior to the condo visit, I had talked with my realtor daughter, Kathy, and she had talked with the local realtor, so after a little discussion, we decided to sell it. As it turned out, we were even able to meet with a contractor to get a price to get it in shape to sell. From this point the realtor will look after everything – I like that part.
I always thought it would be nice to have a doctor, a lawyer, and an airline employee (relatives used to fly free) in the family but have now decided a realtor is better than either the lawyer or airline employee – I’d still like a doctor though.
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11/14/13 event date