Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I'd imagine the water company so they know what to bill.  It's just not a thing we deal with out in California... primarily because we have no water.

Jul 18, 2018 11:04 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It's a transparent process that would be covered in our transaction for closing/ transfer.

Jul 19, 2018 01:12 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Not sure what you mean Praful Thakkar; no such duty or concern in CA.

Jul 18, 2018 10:56 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I can't - I'm not on the utility bill. The water company takes care of that when the sellers notify them that they are moving. Now, that's something that I do remind them of.

Jul 19, 2018 05:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The utility company. 

Jul 19, 2018 04:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Jul 19, 2018 04:06 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 When the utilities are transferred, the City of Tallahassee, or Talquin, takes the meter reading.

Jul 19, 2018 12:07 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Utility company.

Jul 19, 2018 05:33 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I do not... it's up to the sellers to take of their utility bills. My job is to remind them.

Jul 19, 2018 05:01 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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The water authority is contacted and notified of closing date, and they take a final reading. Both seller and buyer and their agents can make the call to schedule transfer. Communicate.

Jul 19, 2018 04:05 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I always remind the sellers .

Jul 19, 2018 03:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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In all of my closings the seller has the utilities shut off the day of closing and it is buyer responsibility to see that they are transferred.

Jul 19, 2018 03:17 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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The watercompany I would suppose. 

Jul 19, 2018 07:54 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

The utility comapny

Jul 19, 2018 07:17 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Sellers close out utilities and buyers set up new accounts. Utilities do the readings. I just remind the appropriate party of what to do.

Jul 19, 2018 07:07 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

In my county, I have nothing to do about utilities, and nothing I can do other than remind the parties to close and open accounts at close of escrow.

Jul 19, 2018 06:23 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

The utility company is the one that would handle that around here.

Jul 19, 2018 05:52 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Seller is responsible for the water bill until close of escrow, like any other expense. Buyer must establish their new account as of close of escrow. The water company handles the details.

Jul 19, 2018 09:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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the seller calls for final readings.... we give them a list of tasks to do, and we follow up with them to make sure they do them.....

 

Jul 19, 2018 08:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Gheez, we don't read water in my area.  I'd imagine your contract covers that. If it does not, it is overdue for an update. 

Seller notifies utilities they are no longer living there. 

Buyers/new owners notify utilities they are the new owners and utilities get transferred as of the date we close escrow. 

Jul 19, 2018 08:26 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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I agree with Michael Jacobs 

Jul 19, 2018 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

No need for a water reading around here.  We don't do that.  As the billing will start out a zero for the new owner and the final bill will be sent to the seller.

Jul 19, 2018 07:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Seller has a final reading ad buyer establishes new account

Jul 19, 2018 07:02 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Depends:

  • A lot of well water here so no reading necessary.
  • Typically the utility company
  • Sometimes the agent may
Jul 19, 2018 06:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Our title company orders the final reading the day of closing.

 

Jul 19, 2018 06:43 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is addressed at walk-thru stage...a simple turn on utilities statement

Jul 19, 2018 06:28 AM
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Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate
The Climer School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
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never even thought about that

Jul 19, 2018 05:51 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Here in NH it is the seller but a job oftne handled by the listing agent for their seller

Jul 19, 2018 05:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes & no, maybe sometimes. Seller is responsible & always seems to get off this important ending. We have transfer stamps here when selling & they are based on final water readings. No stamp - no closing SOOOO Lyn might have to read the meter.

Jul 19, 2018 05:08 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Listing Agent

Jul 19, 2018 04:02 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Here the Sellers maintain the Water and other utilities through closing.. up to the buyer to turn it on in their name and the seller can turn it off any time after closing...the utility companies here take the readings and bill accordingly Praful Thakkar 

Jul 23, 2018 07:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have the utility read it!

Jul 22, 2018 08:05 PM
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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

title alerts the water department to do a final reading day of closing.

Jul 22, 2018 10:07 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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the water deparment.  I remind sellers to schedule disconnect and I remind sellers to contact utilities for transfers

Jul 20, 2018 09:13 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Seller and buyer notify utility companies of the transfer of ownership and they handle final meter readings 

Jul 20, 2018 04:41 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I make sure my sellers know that they must verify the water and electric is out of their name after closing. On the buyer side, I tell the buyer they must make sure to put the water and electric in their name as of closing because the seller is having it disconnected. That way my client is covered.

Jul 19, 2018 10:47 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

the water company takes a meter reading to send the sellers a final bill and transfer service if requested to buyers name.  Hate when it's not my buyers and they want to why there is no water.  Ooops.

Jul 19, 2018 02:32 PM
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Bob Crane
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The title company handles this.

Jul 19, 2018 02:08 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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The Sellers stop the water and the Buyers start it up.

Jul 19, 2018 01:35 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
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Your motha, but there are exceptions.

Jul 19, 2018 10:52 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

The water company

Jul 18, 2018 11:08 PM