But I want it perfect!

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Listed and sold in 6 days. Unsold in 10 more. Recently we offered a home in a neighborhood where homes don't last long on the market. We priced it right and had multiple offers within days. The sellers decided to go with a cash offer, large earnest money deposit. Things were looking good.

Unfortunately, the buyers ended up terminating their offer today because this 20 year old home was not perfect. After the inspection, which went very well, the buyers started asking for a long list of items. Repair the noisy garbage disposal, they said. It is only a year old we said and working perfectly. We want wood trim replaced by expensive PCV trim they asked. We will replace what needs to be done with the original wood. The air conditioner could go at any time, they said. It is 2 years old we said.

Unfortunately this buyer would not take anything less than a perfect home. While the sellers were willing to make some repairs, they would not fix things that were not broke. So, back on the market we go. Luckily, the market is really good and I would guess we will be under contract within a week, again.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


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I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Kathryn Acciari
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Good move on letting that buyer go. The right buyer is bound to come knocking very quickly.

Apr 30, 2017 02:52 PM #1
Marte Cliff
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Well - a noisy garbage disposal really is a major problem. After all, it runs for 8 or ten hours every day, right?

What dopes!

Apr 30, 2017 03:55 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Buyers looking for perfect and not wanting to pay a premium are going to be SOL!

Apr 30, 2017 06:59 PM #3
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