Often, buyers ask home sellers for personal property such as washers and dryers, refrigerators, lawn equipment, you name it. I have had several issues with personal property in 2019. So much so that I now suggest the buyers just do a bill of sale for $1. When things go wrong take a wild guess who has to fix it much of the time?
I had a seller who had said from the start to leave the fridge as it was an odd size. We put it in the listing agreement. His daughter had packed up the house and the movers took the refrigerator. We always write in the contract that any personal property is left in as-is condition with no warranty, expressed or implied. Of course, the buyers forget all this. The seller could not get to the stored refrigerator and it was packed away in storage for a month. The sellers agreed to pay a sum of money to the buyers to make them stop calling. The sellers decided they needed the refrigerator after all.
“This is the reason to be a top listing agent in Sacramento,” was written by Elizabeth over a decade ago. An excerpt from the original publication was copied below, in italics. It had me thinking about what I could add to this interesting conversation.
A fellow real estate agent in Sacramento once told me that she prefers to work with first-time home buyers because they are more grateful than sellers. She said they were totally thrilled to be handed the keys at closing, more so than those who are handing over the keys. They didn’t complain. They didn’t nag her about why isn’t their home selling. I guess she moved up a notch or two in their eyes. And that approach works for her.
Happy Saturday Sacramento. Real Estate has been extremely busy this October, with 2 new listings this week and many more offers. Even so, we encountered a price reduction for one listing and still held many open houses. We are seeing multiple offers and rural real estate take center stage. It has been a productive Saturday and all of our phones are ringing off the hook, although, not literally, because we have no hooks on which to drop our phones these days.
Our team wishes you a happy Saturday, Sacramento. We hope you will all be out touring open houses tomorrow. An upcoming blog will show the September statistics, so stay tuned.
Is October the time to sell Sacramento homes? It is good weather, and historically a good time as there is less competition and buyers are out looking before the holidays. So is October the time to sell Sacramento homes? Yes, it sure is for Sacramento. We have six offers on one listing and two offers on another. Many of our other listings are having solid showings.
Home sales happen year-round on desireable, affordable and high demand properties. To sell your property call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors with RE/MAX Gold in Sacramento and Elk Grove. We work in several counties so call us today at 916-233-6759.
Repair requests between Sacramento Realtors are how the process starts. A buyer’s agent starts the inspection reports for the buyer. Then the reports are reviewed by the buyer and the buyer’s agent. They create what I call a hit list but it is formally called a request for repairs. This request can be as little as smoke detectors to be installed to asking the seller to fix everything in the home inspection request.
The request is sent to the Seller’s agent. It is then reviewed by the seller. The seller is under no obligation to repair anything. In a seller’s market, a buyer would be wise to ask for very little. The negotiations now begin. Repair requests between Sacramento Realtors can make or break an escrow.