I never disclosed this but.... wtf

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Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

In Oregon we have a 5 page disclosure for the Seller to fill out as to whats right and wrong with the house. Repairs made, with or without permits ect.. I tell them fill it out as honest as you know how.

A home inspection will verify this when the Buyers have one done. Every so often down the road the Seller will say "I didn't disclose this to you but"...WTF?

I had one recently that we got an offer and the Buyer wants the Seller to get the septic inspected and a report at Sellers expense. This is a common practice in our area. The Seller told me he "did not see a reason to mess with a system that is working". I thought it was odd. Later he mentions, "I didn't disclose this to you about the septic system, but ---- WTF.

Guess who will be looking for a new agent soon.

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Comments (10)

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have heard almost the same thing Rob and it is quite surprising.

Aug 22, 2016 01:28 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Bob, sellers need to get that we don't have a "Don't ask, don't tell" rule when it comes to selling a house where there are disclosure requirements.  And the main rule here is that the buyers will find out, and you will have to deal with any issues sooner or later - and the later part can be a post-settlement lawsuit!

Good post!

Aug 22, 2016 02:49 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Oh the tangled web we weave, etc, etc, etc.

Make this Monday an awesome day Rob D. Shepherd!

WTF (waterfront???) 

Aug 22, 2016 05:53 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Noah: It is a shock when you hear it.

Patricia:  That is the sad reality.

Paul: You know it.

Aug 22, 2016 06:27 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rob. In NJ where my license is, seller disclosure is not required by law and I didn't like them. Sometimes sellers forget and other times they just decide not to be totally forthcoming. Let the buyer rely on their inspections. Sorry about your circumstance.

Aug 22, 2016 11:10 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is risky for sellers but yet some still dont disclose Rob D. Shepherd . Here it is the buyer that pays for their own septic inspection. 

Aug 24, 2016 11:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Sellers that have something they are hiding bother me big time. Yes that seller is a problem, Rob.

Aug 25, 2016 01:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Home sellers who fail to disclose material facts are certainly asking for troubles. This is not an unusual story.

Sep 03, 2016 12:24 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

People just don't realize that this stuff is going to come back and bite them. Oh well...their loss!

Sep 15, 2016 02:09 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hmmm... not something you want to hear from a seller.

Sep 20, 2016 12:34 PM