Sold his home to CAHB in Winchester, Ct

Eric Somers and his wife bought two homes without a hitch — but when it came to selling a rental property, they turned to Opendoor for a hand.

The couple had lived in a cozy suburban Atlanta home for 10 years. They welcomed a son, who is now 6, and started planning for a second child. That’s when they decided they wanted a larger space.

They bought a beautiful home in Marietta, Georgia, and rented out their former home. Eric, who runs a landscaping company, also kept some of his business materials in the backyard.

They spent the next two years as landlords. Their first tenants were great, but the next tenants posed problems. They threw huge parties. The neighbors complained about guests parking up and down the street.

Letting Go

When the second set of tenants moved out, Eric decided not to look for a replacement. Instead, he realized it was time to let go of the house. He considered listing the house on the market, but didn’t want to deal with delays and uncertainty.

“My agent said we need to list it at $200,000,” Eric said. “I thought that would be amazing, but what if it doesn’t sell? I don’t want to be holding the bag of donuts.”

His second concern was the backyard covered in gravel.