I like to leave things to fate. Believing in fate helps alleviate some stress from the unknown. When my tenants gave me their 30-day notice two weeks before I was to leave on a 15-day business trip to Europe, I initially cursed the heavens. After three years of renting, why did they have to choose the month I’d be away? Damn it!
With no leasing manager, finding new tenants while abroad would be difficult because I wouldn’t be able to show the place. Thus, I created a game plan that would let fate decide whether to sell the property or to continue renting it out.