Is it OK we left a few things behind?

Reblogger Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open.
Real Estate Broker/Owner with PrimeSouth Properties

but the house was clean...

Original content by Scott Godzyk NH License 033394

Have you ever had a Home Seller tell you that your buyer could not have a final walk through? I recently did. You know what though, I made sure the final walk through was written into the purchase contract. This seller was a MLS entry only listing, so he did not get any advice from. them obviously.


The contract clearly stated that the house to be left in "broom clean condition." Now the seller already knew what that meant because he asked when we presented the offer. The answer was nothing can be left behind and the home should be broom clean.


ln the mind of someone who cared more about a discount that doing things correct, placing everything in the yard meant the home was clean. Sorry Mr. Seller, that is not correct. I stopped by the home with my buyer before closing to conduct our walk through. This is what we found. The buyer was more upset than you could imagine. We walked through the home and yes, it was clean. Because everything was both in the garage in the yard.


In the end, the good news was I had contractors who could pick up all this junk right away. We got an estimate and told the seller they needed to either remove the junk, or pay for the cleaning. The seller pleading he had no money asked what else we could do. I drew up an addendum where the $5000 would be deducted form the sellers proceeds on the ALTA fka the HUD to remove the junk and things hidden under a tarp, would cost. It was three 30 yard dumpsters and a flat bed wrecker later that it was clean. We closed. The buyer was extremely happy I insisted on that walk through. The seller learned a couple of lessons. He also sold the home about $25,000 cheaper by not having a full service listing agent but he sure showed the world he saved $5000 in listing commissions. 


It is important that every Buyer or Seller should not just choose any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. Having an agent that works for you is a must. 


My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.


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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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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert good choice for a reblog.... Scott has situations that are "handed to him" that no one else would even attempt to satisfy.... but he comes out smelling like a rose.... he's a trooper and a real professional with how he conducts business....

Mar 08, 2020 07:03 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Mar 08, 2020 07:55 AM #2
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not for tenants ! Our PA Landlord/Tenant Act calls for either 10 day storage or 30day storage by the Landlord!!

Mar 08, 2020 07:57 AM #3
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Sounds after reading this post, I'd have to change my wording in the purchase contract. "All personal belongings and all trash to be removed" to "All personal belongings and all trash, to be removed from the property before escrow can close" seems to work better.

Mar 08, 2020 08:01 AM #4
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Wow, that would be a real shock.  I have never had too much stuff left for a buyer, just a few odds and ends at times.  I did get a phone call on closing day once from the seller agent stating that her client had not even begun to pack.  Luckily, it was a manufactured home and both of us showed up, loaded everything up for the seller and my buyer was able to move in the same day.  Oh, and it was raining!  

Mar 08, 2020 09:32 AM #5
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