Who's Responsible for Maintaining Your Havasu Home When Selling?

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When selling your Havasu home, it needs to be ready for Buyers to look at it at all times. But, if you move away, this may be difficult. Sometimes issues arise. When that happens, who's responsible for maintaining your Havasu home, your REALTOR@ or you?

You've moved out of the city but your home's still on the market. Who's responsible for maintaining your Havasu home while you're gone? Short answer? You.


Maintaining Your Havasu Home

Click here to search all homes for sale in Lake Havasu CityA new job took you out of state. Someone in your family has a serious illness and needs your help right away. The reasons why we sell our homes are endless. Sometimes, staying in your Havasu home while it's on the market isn't an option. If you have to move out before you sell your home, who's responsibility is it to make sure your property remains ready to show? In short, it's always the homeowner's responsibility.

Now, I'm not saying that your REALTOR@ won't help with whatever they can. But you will need to sit down and determine what "chores" they will to take on in your absence. Luckily, landscaping in Lake Havasu tends to be minimal. However, some shrubbery may need a bit of watering from time to time. If you don't have a timer, this may have to be done periodically by someone else. Also, trash may blow up into the yard. That needs to be picked up as well. Moved in a hurry? Are there repairs and/or some cleaning needed? Ultimately, it is up to the seller to ensure these tasks get taken care of. Your Lake Havasu REALTOR@ may be able to recommend a few companies to take care of these items. However, you should probably contact the companies yourself to get quotes and hire whomever you feel comfortable with.

If your Havasu home stays on the market for a little while, you may want to hire a property management company. For a small monthly fee, they take care of the property for you. This ensures your home stays in tip-top condition so you can receive top dollar for it. Ask your REALTOR@ for recommendations if this is the route you plan to take.

Bottom line, maintaining your Havasu home when you're miles away is your responsibility. If your REALTOR@ helps you, make sure you both outline exactly what they will be responsible for ahead of time. Keep in mind that they only have your best interests at heart.

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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://homesforsaleinhavasu.com/2017/11/maintaining-your-havasu-home-to-sell/.

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If the seller leaves town without the home selling, the seller needs to make arrangments to do the up keep

Nov 01, 2017 05:46 PM #1
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I would always get myself as the seller a great deal of responsibility where others wouldn’t. The agent and I will do so much to put this all back in the home a little bit and make it comfortable to the person buying it.

Nov 16, 2017 10:17 AM #2
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