What happens to the Vegetable Garden when we sell?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

It could be said that the answer to this question was life changing for this seller. A garden he has tended for near 30 years. His questions was "what happens to his Asparagus plants when he sells?" 


I answered him with the question, "What does he want to happen with the asparagus plants?" 


He was split. He would want to take one row of plants with him. He would nit mind leaving the rest, but only to someone who will tend to them and take care of them as they need. Some one who enjoys eating them. Otherwise he would take them all.


Looking out at his garden, the snow just melted this week. The ground is still frozen. Being the first of March though, the ground will thaw with the warming spring sun. By the time the home sells, the ground will be ready to dig.


So what are your thoughts?


Let me tell you what i did. I actually wrote up an addendum just like the seller requested. I will provide it to all buyers ahead of time and they can write their wishes in their offer. If they do not want to have a garden and would till the whole area, the plants are coming with seller. If not, he is open to sharing. Let the offers come in.



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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 34 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 






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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - that's a wise solution.  I remember many years ago when a client was selling her longtime home and I wanted two prized rose bushes.  They were excluded.  Proper preparation and communication makes for a happier transaction.  

Mar 02, 2020 05:23 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Godzyk I think digging up a few plants won't be outrageous but unless it's the right temperature and conditions, those plants will die~~

Mar 02, 2020 05:51 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sound like a great solution, Scott. I've had a similar issue with koi ponds... not everyone wants one to take care after purchasing a home; same for hot tubs.

Mar 02, 2020 06:43 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Scott. This is a real thing for people who value gardening. Good job.

Mar 02, 2020 06:54 AM #4
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

About a year ago, I sold a mobile home in a park for a lady that needed to move up north to take care of her son's babies. She had a gorgeous garden! Now, that garden is no more. My buyer didn't care and let the whole area wither and die. But, he still appreciates his home very much!

Mar 02, 2020 06:55 AM #5
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott - I can't say what I would do because Texas has so many compliance rules and regulations about everything when it comes to real estate. However, I can say, it's best to get these details out of the way now before a buyer shows interest and things get complicated. 

Mar 02, 2020 07:23 AM #6
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Scott,
I think you handled it well. This sometimes happens with "special" plants that have significant emotional meaning to the seller. 

Mar 02, 2020 07:44 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Scott Godzyk - You handled it well. I am sure this put your seller at ease also. 

Mar 02, 2020 09:03 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like the addendum idea.  I did have a similar thing come up in one of my sales.  Back then, I simply called the buyer's agent and asked them to reach out to the buyer about what they would prefer.  Buyer and seller came to an equitable agreement.  The sale closed in September, so the season was winding down on much of the garden, but the strawberries were still producing well.

Mar 02, 2020 03:52 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- it sounds like a logical and fair way to handle the situation. 

Mar 02, 2020 07:06 PM #10
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Communication is key Michael Jacobs, Before, during and after i find. 

Mar 03, 2020 05:27 AM #11
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Great point and i relayed that info to the seller Barbara Todaro. The good part is he both understands and say i sell it this week, most likely we close in 5-6 weeks which puts us in the growing season when he can remove before closing. 

Mar 03, 2020 05:29 AM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I just had my first one at a listing Nina Hollander and the buyer did not want it, teh seller was going into a nursing home. The neighbor loved it and took a week to move it and rake the area flat. The buyer was quite happy

Mar 03, 2020 05:36 AM #13
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure is Sheila Anderson , my seller was very firm and proud. Thanks for the comment.

Mar 03, 2020 05:37 AM #14
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