Section 8 Buyer??? Has anyone sold to one?

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How hard is it?  Is it worth working with them to get a full price offer?

Could you be a bit more specific? Are you looking at selling a rental to someone who is focusing on a portfolio of low income rentals, or are you looking to sell a property with section 8 tenants currently in residence?


You have to gather inform yourself on the agency that they are going through. They usually have a homeownership mandatory counseling session typically followed up by a down payment voucher. Section 8 does not mean that the person cannot qualify.

It would be worth your while to qualify them and get in touch with their agency

Good Luck

Thank you Jacques.  I'll be getting in touch with the agency.  

To be more specific Bradley, I have a SFR for sale and the buyer is a Sec. 8 subsidized renter. They are inheriting some $$ and want to purchase my property. They mentioned a Sec. 8 homeownership program to help them afford the house.

FYI update-  My local Sect. 8 will subsidize a mortgage for renters that go through their home ownership program.  It requires that the property pass a section 8 inspection to qualify.  It sounds like it might ad a couple of weeks to 30 days to the process.  

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