This is one of my favorite real estate responses, it depends. An agent will be asked a seemingly easy question to answer by their client, and they may very well respond, it depends. Do you know why? Well, you guessed it, it depends.
Many questions asked in the normal course of events in real estate can have a slew of different answers depending upon the situation. For instance, when a buyer asks, will the seller want to keep the window treatments? The answer depends on what is in the contract. If there is nothing in the contract, the agents will need to get together and find out what the seller has in mind. Therefore, it depends.
The easiest way to get rid of the, it depends, conundrum, is to make sure all possibilities are addressed in the contract between buyer and seller. This cuts down on the questions. Does this always work?