Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Glad Active Rain wasn't required to keep that clown (Don the clown) from last week!

 

Jul 31, 2017 10:53 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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Purchase contracts die at closing, so how is the current seller going to enforce this riduculous requirement?

It would have to be some heavy golden handcuffs and legal mumbo-jombo.

But the roof could leak and the clowns could get ruined...or maybe someone would steal them...or maybe the ghost will make them disappear...

The saddest thing of all this is that the seller has no life outside his clowns.

 

Eve

 

 

Jul 31, 2017 02:15 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'd say yes and then toss them on COE.

It's not legally binding nor enforceable, but I'd humor him to move it along.

Jul 31, 2017 07:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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There may be a market for this, and the adds would go viral if done right, kind of like that mansion that was all over the net a few weeks ago.

 

Jul 31, 2017 10:32 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very bizarre! I've never had any such request, Jeff!

Jul 31, 2017 07:59 PM
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Frank Spencer
Coldwell Banker Dynasty - Arcadia, CA
Residential Sales, Commercial/Res Property Mngmt

Years ago, I sold a home in a unique neighborhood in the city of Corona CA. This neighborhood each year was featured on the local ABC station because of its Christmas decorations which covered the entire neighborhood and had displays running overhead from one side of the street to the other. The requirement was that the buyer stipulate that they would participate in this event. And, in the event that they sold at a later date, would not take the decorations with them. And, would put the same restriction on any subsequent buyer.

Jul 31, 2017 03:14 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is an amazing place - I really wonder who would purchase it with that condition?

Jul 31, 2017 02:26 PM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

 It sounds like your seller is a real Bozo...

 

Jul 31, 2017 12:14 PM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Maybe his cluster of clowns have become attached to the property.  lol

Jul 31, 2017 10:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I'm going to say unenforceable.

Aug 01, 2017 10:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yikes!  Never had anything like this... or at all.

 

Whole thing reminds me of the Simi Valley scene in "Joe Dirt" where his parents are selling clowns.  "When life gets you down, stare at a clown"

Aug 01, 2017 09:03 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Weird...

Aug 01, 2017 04:48 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Fortunately for me I have not had this issue arise.

Jul 31, 2017 07:37 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I never had any kind of strange requirements with the sale of any of my homes. And that one is strange.

Jul 31, 2017 06:57 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  That's a bizarre deed restriction!

Jul 31, 2017 05:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am not sure however I think we may have recently had a clown sale here in the Rain ... and I understand the real clown has left the building.  Not sure. Don't want to start any rumors ... just sayin' ....

Jul 31, 2017 05:11 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not, but this is not surprising - many niche commercial/museum/quirky buildings have similar requirements

Jul 31, 2017 01:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

well, all I can do is shake my head.... speechless....

Jul 31, 2017 12:09 PM
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Nope nothing like that for me. If the Clown Motel sold, would the buyer have to keep the collection of clowns? If the purchase contract was drafted carefully, with no proviso to keep the clowns, buyer could take them and later get rid of them.

Jul 31, 2017 12:04 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would assure the buyer 'I CAN MAKE THIS DISSAPPER' well before you move in.

I did encounter a requirement that the current occupant of the detached apartment (son of seller) had to remain until occupant died or moved. Further investigation revealed occupant would be prohibited to reside in any other location in the city.  Now that's what I call a real estate poison pill.

Jul 31, 2017 11:43 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I saw an addendum that basically waived every buyer protection my buyer had as a safety net.  As my client waived each protection I had her sign an addendum saying that I had counseled  her not to give up her rights ... a

Jul 31, 2017 11:30 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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No, nothing as dramatic as that, thank goodness. Two potential challenges here - clowns and being next to a cemetery

Jul 31, 2017 10:43 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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No sellers have made this type of request -ever. And if they did we'd have a indepth conversation and either decide to move forward or they could hire another agent.

Jul 31, 2017 10:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow Jeff that is a new one on me

 

Aug 01, 2017 08:39 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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LOL! That's creepy. If it were the right house, I would accept it and then stuff those clowns in boxes in the attic where they would remain.

Aug 01, 2017 05:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Aug 01, 2017 05:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Wow, that would be a unique sale, that's for sure. Nothing like this has been requested of me..

Aug 01, 2017 03:13 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yicks...I know a number of people....that have whatever the name of the phonia is that is a fear of clowns.....Maybe he just doesn't know how to get rid of them or understand that the next owner may not be a fan.

Aug 01, 2017 01:51 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Back in the day of the artificial flower arrangements, an offer came in for all of them to stays with house. There were 20-25 of them and all were plastic.

Jul 31, 2017 07:38 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I did have a house where they wanted the ducks in the pond to stay and a farm they wanted the horse to stay. Both sold, both stayed and 2 sets of happy buyers and sellers

Jul 31, 2017 06:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I can't think of anything off hand

Jul 31, 2017 03:18 PM
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Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
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My strange one was when the seller was relocating from Florida to Alaska - his dog staying with the Florida home was a must.  Did not want to upset the dog and move it to such cold weather at the age of nine.  Found the buyers and the dog is still alive and happy three years later!

 

Jul 31, 2017 02:45 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No.

Jul 31, 2017 01:10 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Do you mean "in perpetuity"? or can the new owners ditch the stuff? If it's the former, good luck with the sale!

Jul 31, 2017 12:55 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I did have a home listed where the owner had Beanie Babies stacked up from the floor to the ceiling in one corner of the room. A pyramid of Beanie Babies. Not a condition of sale. The owner kept them.

Jul 31, 2017 12:01 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Very strange.

Jul 31, 2017 11:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothing weird or kinky for mw.

Jul 31, 2017 11:23 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I can't say that I've had any requests regarding resident clowns or the like. Thank goodness.  

Jul 31, 2017 11:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unless it is in the deed fee simple rights kick in as in Lord of the land in every day parlance known as LandLord. Let the new lord (s) of the land do as they wish

Jul 31, 2017 11:02 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

In this case, it might sound like a good idea to have clowns in the Clown Motel. But to answer your actual question, I've fortunately not run into a situation like this.

Jul 31, 2017 10:59 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I take it to mean, they just stay with the property, but then after ownership, they can do whatever they want with the personal property.  Haul it away!  

Aug 03, 2017 08:52 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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no

Aug 03, 2017 06:26 AM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Obviously the only clown I liked was the great "Sad" clown Emmett Kelly. I had one client who stated his train collection had to be sold with the property and run on time and on schedule!

 

Aug 01, 2017 07:54 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Is Stephen King a member of AR?  Haven't had any strange demands from sellers, only buyers.

Aug 01, 2017 12:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not experienced a request of this kind.

 

Aug 01, 2017 10:42 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Jeff, this place is now the second reason I'm going to have to see Tonapah some day!

Aug 01, 2017 07:04 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wouldn't want any part of this sale.

Aug 01, 2017 06:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and the promise of the buyer to accept! That is, up to the closing! Then, all bets were off!

Aug 01, 2017 05:41 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jeff Pearl - well, recently, my seller said, if the buyers love the cat, I'll leave her!

Jul 31, 2017 10:34 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Jeff Pearl 

Is that where the AR mad clown went to?  I have seen friendly cat wants to stay on the premise on MLS.

Jul 31, 2017 11:41 AM