Sometimes I just have to scratch my head in amazement.
My buyer client closed on a home last Friday. We gave the sellers one week in the home before a rent-back situation would kick in. The former owner and I met this afternoon so I could pick-up the rent-back check. since he's opting to do a rent-back, which we have already negotiated.
While there, he pointed to the two wrought-iron planters that are affixed/attached outside two of the front windows.
He said, and I'm not making this up, he would be taking them with him, but he'd be happy to leave them if my client wanted to buy them. "Ask her if she would like to buy them" he requested of me. He said he paid $600 for them.
Hmmmmmmm . . . she ALREADY BOUGHT THEM!! They conveyed when escrow closed a week ago!
And here's the clincher -- he's a real estate agent!! He sold his own property and told me that he's only keeping his license active just to sell the place. GOOD! Now he can DE-ACTIVATE it because he's a lousy real estate agent.
He's mentioning this to me AFTER the deal is done. They're bolted to the siding on the exterior and removing them would cause damage -- as in, leave holes in the exterior siding.
I could not believe his "ask her if she would like to buy them" statement. SHE ALREADY HAS. We aren't negotiating anything . . . all I did was drop by to pick up a rent-back check.
What an idiot!!
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