Give Me The Refrigerator Or Else!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bayou Properties Realty
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Doug Rogers Bayou Properties Realty

 Like salmon seeking their breeding ground, or moths flying to the light, buyers are drawn to the almighty refrigerator. This appliance is the holy grail of home buying. Include it and there will be much rejoicing, excluded it and the listing may be more stale than season 19 of Wheel of Fortune.

 And it's not just the refrigerator. How's that sixteen year old Craftsman mower? Think the sellers would "throw it in". And God forbid if you are showing homes in the South. That rusty old boat that hasn't floated since Noah's flood? Better ask for it as well.

 Who cares about the brand new thirty year roof. Double-pane windows you say? Those are for liberals! Tell me more about the go-cart in the garage. Think we can find a replacement engine on Ebay?

 Even seasoned buyers fall to the siren-song of the movables. My father is one of the smartest people I know. But once as a child we almost bought a puke-green home because of the nice gun cabinet.

 When showing properties I like my buyers to use the f-word as often as possible. You know flooring, furnace, foundation. These items will have a profound impact on the property long after that refrigerator has given up its ghost!

Doug Rogers Bayou Properties Realty

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Alexandria La 71301

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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

It's funny how people focus (f word again) on the wrong things.  Many a deal has gone down because of this - although in this area, these items almost always stay with the home.

May 01, 2012 11:33 PM #1
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Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
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You are so right!  I always tell my clients, "if it is important to you, take it out of the house."  Then I remind them, I sell Real Estate, not furniture.

May 01, 2012 11:34 PM #2
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Margaret--Gotta love those "f" words!

Pamela--Agreed!

May 01, 2012 11:36 PM #3
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Doug.... what a great post....suggested.... this is sooo true and it continually happens with ALL buyers....

May 02, 2012 12:27 AM #4
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Kristin Graves
RE/MAX Properties - Ramsey, NJ

Hilarious, Doug.  I almost had a deal go dead because the seller wouldn't throw in the $75 bathroom mirror that the buyer wanted. Guess what my closing gift was to the buyer? A Pottery Barn gift certificate to get her own mirror.

May 02, 2012 01:36 AM #5
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Barbara--Thanks!

Kristin--I would have done the same thing!

May 02, 2012 04:43 AM #6
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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And 'f' for focus on the necessary.  Chandeliers are another issue that people seem to fight over.  Funny post.

May 02, 2012 06:28 AM #7
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
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 ROTFL 

May 02, 2012 08:48 AM #8
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Donne Knudsen
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Doug - Ok, seriously now.  As an MLO, I have seen fellow rainers blogging about their trials and tribulations over some piece of furniture or personal property that their sellers or buyers were squabbling about.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Realtors are not used furniture sales people". 

Having recently transitioned from mortgage loans to real estate, just the other day, for the first time ever, I repeated that same declaration to one of my own buyer clients, "I am not a used furniture salesperson".  There are those who will say that I should do whatever is necessary to appease my client.  WRONG!!! 

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