A BATTLE was brewing when after a closing, the Home Seller removed the RING DOORBELL and the RING LIGHT AND CAMERA over the garage. The seller did not say they were not included. The buyer assumed they were staying as it states "all fixtures" in their contract. The buyers show up at their new home and the door bell and spot lights are gone, wires hanging in their wake. Lets take a look at what went wrong and what could have been done better.
I did not represent the buyer or seller. I listed the neighbors home who shared the play by play with us. The seller of that home chose a "discount" agent and pretty much did everything themselves they said. The buyer said they did not need an agent and took it upon themselves to represent themselves. The buyer wants to sue the seller. The seller wishes they would have chosen "a real" listing agent they said.
More homes than ever now have the RING STYLE DOORBELLS AND CAMERAS. Lets start with what should have been done. When I list a home with a RING, i ask the seller before listing if they plan on leaving it with the home or taking it with them. If they are taking it with them, i tell them they need to put a traditional door bell and or light back in it's place before listing. For those who want t leave it up until it is sold, we put in the disclosures clearly they do not stay and what they will be replaced with.
On the buying side they could have protected themselves by noticing the RING and including it in their offer. They could have also asked if it stays to eliminate the unknown. They also should have had a walk through where it would have been seen and discussed prior to closing.
IN SUMMARY, having a GREAT AGENT should be on your list of things to do before Buying or Selling. As you can see your choice on who you hire matters. I am a big stickler to details and outlining each step of the buying or selling process before we start the journey.
IN THE END choosing me to assist you whether buying or selling gives you the assurance you will be taken care of through the inspection process.
I leave you with my infamous thoughts, 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.
To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .
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 37 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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