The One Thing You Should NOT Remove from a Sacramento Home at Closing

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006 remote controls for garage door openers, another big problem with home selling that should not be a huge issue -- yet, I'm sorry to say, it is often the bane of our existence -- is carbon monoxide detectors. Ever since California passed that law requiring every home to have a carbon monoxide detector, those things have been a problem.

Oh, you might think you have solved the problem because, as a Sacramento real estate agent, perhaps you have bought a bunch of them for distribution. Or, you might have impressed upon your seller the reason why the carbon monoxide detector must be purchased and installed when the home goes on the market. You think you've covered all of your bases, and everything will be just hunky dory and peachy, well, I've got news for you.

Read more on my personal blog today about Please Don't Pack the Carbon Monoxide Detector.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good point for sure.  I am sometimes so amazed what some people will remove from a home.

Feb 24, 2013 10:55 PM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I had a seller one time that wanted to remove all the custom blinds (a Short Sale of course.)  His big plan was to walk door to door in the neighborhood with homes like his and see if anyone wanted to buy them.   Why anyone would want to bother to pack a carbon monoxide detector is beyond me.  Then again, I would never think of removing custom fit blinds.

Feb 25, 2013 12:22 AM #2
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Elizabeth:  I suppose the answer could be as easy as the one you provide ... it was in the way.  But this one would stump me.  Why buy it because you know you have to have it in the home ... only to take it with you???  They aren't THAT expensive!  Add this little item to the list of things we must remind clients of ...


Feb 25, 2013 04:19 AM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

People and the things they take when they leave.  My parents back in the days would take the matches with the name of the motel and sometimes the ash tray.  Don't understand but they did. 

Feb 25, 2013 07:46 PM #4
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