Fear Of Death = No Sale!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Town house for sale in Minot

ghostNo one likes the thought of death, especially a violent death in a home. In North Dakota Realtors do not need to disclose a person passing in a home or even if there are reports of a home being "Haunted".

SafeAs a Christian someone who passed away at home in peace has never concerned me. IE when my mother-in-law passed away she had a great faith in Christ and her family was by her side holding her hand as she died. So as it is said, "she died in peace". I know, with out a doubt, where her spirit is.

Realistically not everyone is a Christian and not everyone believes a departed spirit goes either to heaven or hell.

The point being: Some people are going to be uncomfortable with a death in a home no matter what the circumstances and once that is know to an agent (Buyer or Seller) it's time to move on when a Buyer makes it known that No Salethey are uncomfortable with a home because it has been disclosed that a death indeed occurred within a home.

I hate losing a sale when this situation arises but as Real Estate agents it is our duty to respect the living. My best advice to new agents is: When you receive a new listing that you know is an estate sale don't ask if the deceased passed in the home (your morbid curiosity may also upset the party listing the home). If the Selling party should disclose that the deceased did indeed pass in the home it is your duty to disclose that information if asked (and only if asked).

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Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day.

Mar 28, 2018 06:47 AM #1
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have seen people freak when they found it the house had a death.

Mar 28, 2018 06:51 AM #2
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

You are welcome Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM , wishing you a GREAT day as well.

Mar 28, 2018 06:52 AM #3
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Me too William Feela . I want to tell them about the comfort of saving grace but that is not the proper time unless they are a close friend.

Mar 28, 2018 06:54 AM #4
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Ron Buck
The Ron Buck Group - Laguna Niguel, CA
Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty

In CA our disclosures cover death in the home from any cause for the last 3 years only. The seller must disclose. I would say if the death is from natural causes then the vast majority of buyers don't have a problem. I find that buyer's from Asian religions are more concerned and will not buy homes with any sort of death. I too than the Lord for the truth of His word that comforts and informs.

Mar 28, 2018 08:35 AM #5
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is very interesting Ron Buck . I'm glad we do not have to disclose here in ND.

Mar 28, 2018 08:42 AM #6
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Bob... we don't disclose here either in NC, but if asked we cannot lie. And you're right... some people won't buy in a home that has experienced a death no matter what.

Mar 28, 2018 08:48 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I would never lie about it either Nina Hollander . I wish I could have the opportunity to help these people understand that there is a way to deal/cope with death.

Mar 28, 2018 11:01 AM #8
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