Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Susan Emo
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We often sell our homes fully furnished but otherwise I tell them "no, I don't work for Leons"   Canada's Leading Furniture Store

Oct 22, 2018 07:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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the sellers are not to mucky the waters with personal property.... one week before closing, the sellers and buyers can meet to talk about personal property.... no sooner....

Oct 22, 2018 07:10 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Sometimes... in helping to suggest arrangements for donations,

Oct 22, 2018 07:07 AM
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Lynnea Miller
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If a buyer wants these as part of the purchase, we do.  If not, then no.

Oct 22, 2018 08:00 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I don't. If they want to sell anything to the buyers, I'm happy to connect buyers and sellers to discuss a separate bill of sale. Otherwise, I'll give them suggestios on where to donate.

Oct 22, 2018 07:36 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Never.

Oct 22, 2018 07:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I do not understand the question:  Do you get involved with the personal items?  Do you mean in disposing of or selling the items?  If that is what you mean then I provide resources to my clients if they want to donate, sell or throw away. 
I hope all is well with you Joan.

Oct 22, 2018 07:25 AM
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Doug Dawes
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If they have items they want to give to the buyers I ask for a list and then give it to the buyer's agent and so on.

Oct 22, 2018 07:14 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Nope, I don't sell personal stuff. Always give them ideas on how to get rid of stuff.

Oct 22, 2018 07:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
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My advice is give away, throw away or donate! But don't involve me!

Oct 22, 2018 07:12 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Joan. 

I would help if will be asked. 

Oct 22, 2018 10:30 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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I'd rather not. 

 

Oct 22, 2018 10:04 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Joan,

I agree with Nina Hollander .  In some states mostly in second home markets, the furnishings are part of the price.  In that case it is inventoried down to the last piece of cutlery, and this inventory is part of the paperwork that is signed by both parties.  A

Oct 22, 2018 09:35 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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To the extent that I may be of assistance. I had one client who did not want the swimming pool. I helped them find a company that would fill it in and re-landscape. While I realize this is not exactly a "personal item" it was a deciding factor related to the "purchase or not" decision.

Oct 22, 2018 09:02 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I am only ever involved to the aspect of typing a bill of sale that is contingent upon the real estate closing.  

Oct 22, 2018 08:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Not unless I want them.  Outside of that, it's really none of my business.  I can suggest some donation places, but they are all really bad at taking things out here.

Oct 22, 2018 08:40 AM
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Bob Crane
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Best to stay out of that one, let them sort it out outside of the real estate transaction.

Oct 22, 2018 07:39 AM
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Richard Weeks
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If the buyer wants the personal property I would prepare a non realty item addendum and have all the parties sign the addendum.

Oct 22, 2018 07:21 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I offer suggestions on where they can donate or how they can sell them. I do not get in the middle of any transactions on personal property.

Oct 22, 2018 08:06 PM
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Daniel D'Ambrosio
SC Home Offer LLC - Greenville, SC
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Since our main focus is buying homes in the Greenville, SC area, we often have sellers who leave behind personal belongings that they no longer want.  We do our best to donate any salvagable items to local charities.  

Oct 22, 2018 07:30 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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No, personal items are not real estate... but, there were times when some items were in fact purchased by the buyers or conveyed with the property.

Oct 22, 2018 02:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Depends.

We have done everthing from call Salvation Army to pick up donations to arranging to transport lots of stuff to the dump. We also had a 3rd pary charitable organizatoin run a multi-home garage sale at on of our vacant listings.

Oct 22, 2018 01:30 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I agree with Barbara.

Oct 22, 2018 01:03 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know it truly helps the Seller if you provide a list and prices to the buyer's agent.  That way the Seller doesn't move it, and the buyer doesn't have to go shopping!  

Oct 22, 2018 08:40 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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It's a private transaction. 

Oct 22, 2018 08:18 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
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Lawn mowers, window AC units, snow throwers and the such Joan Cox but very little else.

Oct 22, 2018 07:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Only if they're selling them to the buyers - we facilitate the Bill of Sale.

Oct 22, 2018 09:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Only if the items are included in the contract.

Oct 22, 2018 01:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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You can pick-up some goodies this way...

Oct 22, 2018 11:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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If the seller indicates the house will not be empty at time of walk through, I involve myself by advising I wlll have a clean out company make the house empty. 

However, in some cases, the buyer's agent is advised and I allow them the opportunity to accept house with remantes, keep what they want and the rest they place on the curb.

I advsie sellers to include a nice grill or tools or some lawn care equipment to make this option sweet for the buyer.

Too often this means the seller does not want to move and could not sell the 2,700 lb slate top pool table. The buyer groans then images how they look in jeans on that yellow seat. "I'll take it!"

Oct 22, 2018 11:16 AM
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Fred Griffin
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    A Seller asked me if I wanted her Drexel Heritage pecan dining room set.  Buffet, china cabinet, table with two leaves and 8 chairs, mint condition.  Yes, I took it!

Oct 22, 2018 10:40 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yes, that seems to happen frequently, but I will ask for it to be inventoried. Then a price can be agreed to separately from the purchase of the home, or an agreement signed that there is no charge for the items. In this latter case, hopefully relatives won't come in at the end to haul this "free" stuff away. That's happened. 

Oct 23, 2018 08:35 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
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Yes, I just sold a property where there was outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, and home decor included in a bill of sale.

Oct 23, 2018 07:29 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

Other than recommending vendors or individuals that may help, I don't.

Oct 23, 2018 06:31 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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No not as a general rule this doesn't come up often

Oct 27, 2018 04:27 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Funny, but I agree with you on this subject.  They need to go by the rule, if you do not use something in 6 months it is gone.

 

Oct 24, 2018 11:08 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Not very often

Oct 23, 2018 08:13 PM