An open house is a perfect opportunity for the listing agent to ask prospective buyers lots of questions, such as "have you been pre-qualified for a mortgage?" or "how long have you been looking?" Instead of being on the receiving end of all the questions, why not ask a few of your own? Questions that will help you decide if this is the perfect house for you or if you should walk away. Here is Question #5 of "7 Questions You Should Ask at an Open House."
Questions You Should Ask at an Open
and Fixtures Are Being Sold With The Home?
If you're thinking of buying
the home, there's no time like the
present to ask whether the dining room chandelier, fancy window
coverings and double oven are included!
the fifth question you should ask at an open house is
what furniture and fixtures are being sold with the house. Don't
assume that a fully-furnished, vacant house is being sold "as-is."
It could have been staged that way so that prospective buyers
imagine what the house could look like. Vacant houses are
to visualize as homes than furnished houses. Not only that,
isn't in the contract, it is not guaranteed that it will be yours upon
receipt of a successful offer by the sellers.
The bottom line is this... Questionable fixtures and furniture should
be itemized in the purchase contract, regardless of any prior
conversation. So, when Auntie Bess says "Oh you can have it,
Dearie," be sure her listing agent puts it in the contract.
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