Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS, Selling Your Home as if it were My Own! (Panorama R.E. Limited)

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Praful Thakkar
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS - It's not a good idea unless there is a compelling reason for buyer to visit the home so often!

And the closing is in a day - so why can't they wait for a final walk-through?

Apr 01, 2015 11:26 AM
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DALIA KIBBY
Sellstate Partners Realty - Cooper City, FL
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This is new to me; where I work, the buyer might ask to show the property to family once and then, have the final walk-through  a day or two before closing. A high number of visits before closing would make me nervous: does the buyer want to find a way to back out of contract? Why can't the Buyer wait? Good post!

Apr 01, 2015 09:31 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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 Did the request, in any place, contain the word please?

Next, what is the purpose of this visit?

Finally, what is the risk to the seller?

If the perception is the disarray of the tenant moving will destabilize the buyer, I would find a way to make this visit not achievable or such as a time when the occupant is GONE and clean up completed.

 

Apr 01, 2015 07:47 AM
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Hi Gabe Sanders ... after the third visit the tenant said to me...

"Another visit? Just tell them to move in with me, it's easier!"

Apr 01, 2015 06:25 AM
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Barbara Todaro , Cindy Davis , William Feela ... thanks for replying.

So in our area when a purchase is negotiated the Buyer and his agent will request a further two, three, or fourth visit to the property for purposes of measuring, showing their parents, visual inspection, etc. Normally it's fine but when you have a tenant in there it starts to be a bit much.

 

This Buyer was entitled to two visits. They came three times and asked for a fourth. Forgot to mention that the current tenant is in the process of moving.

 

Would you still let them through?

Apr 01, 2015 06:05 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. Get the deal done. I might insist they accommodate the schedule and needs of the seller though.

Apr 01, 2015 05:58 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I have never heard of '"exhausting negotiated visits."  I usually do a walk through with my buyer a few days before close to verify the property condition. I would want to understand the issues on both sides...but letting a buyer look again doesn't sound like a big deal to me.

Apr 01, 2015 05:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

negotiated visits???  the buyer is paying for a home....the negotiations are over...if the buyer wants to visit before closing, so be it.... open the door with a smile on your face....the deal is almost over.

Apr 01, 2015 05:28 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

As a listing agent, I want genuine reasons to visit - not 'just like that'!

Mar 27, 2018 09:29 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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I would follow the contract - or negotiate a change to it....

Aug 18, 2017 04:49 AM
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® ... the tenant right has right to peaceful enjoyment of the property and, if able, to allow showings and visits provided 24 hours has been given.

Once the house sold I informed the tenant that there will be two more visits prior to closing. There were three and the buyer asked for a fourth on the day that the tenant was moving out.

Oh did I mention it was a condo that is 700 sq ft?

Apr 01, 2015 09:31 PM
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Or Jeanne Gregory ... they can wait until after closing which guarantees the home actually closing.

Let's not forget I am working for the seller here folks and both her and the tenant have been more than accomodating during the 3 previous walk-throughs.

Apr 01, 2015 09:28 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS - It's not a good idea unless there is a compelling reason for buyer to visit the home so often!

And the closing is in a day - so why can't they wait for a final walk-through?

Apr 01, 2015 11:26 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
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Let the folks in.  The tenant is moving.  The house is a mess.  Tell the buyer that and let him look.  If you don't odds are, he will think they have something to hide.  Or he could just move in with the tenants since he has an invite.

Apr 01, 2015 11:13 AM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
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We do not negotiate visits.  Though we do a final walk thru right before closing.

Apr 01, 2015 10:42 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It is usaully okay for buyers to visit several times during the processing. Our contracts call for a final walk through and it is specified on the contract and is usually 2-3 days before closing so the buyer shouldn't be denied. Is there are reason to question it?

Apr 01, 2015 10:30 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Never heard of this either. However, if there is a tenant involved, it would behoove the seller to be on good terms with them to keep the buyer happy. What are the tenants' rights under these circumstances?

Apr 01, 2015 08:51 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Another situation that calls for flexibility. If they had courtesy to ask, as long as it was a reasonable time of day, and they asked at least a few hours before they wanted to come, it makes sense to schedule another visit.

Apr 01, 2015 08:29 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is appropriate to allow purchasers to do a final walk through before the settlement. The owners should not care since they should be gone.

Apr 01, 2015 08:13 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I would ask the seller I represent, as it is their property and their transaction.  Here in Tucson AZ, there are no scheduled amount of visits a buyer can make.   There would be a final walk thru and would encourage the buyer to take his last look at that time.   I suspect the entire process varies greatly from state to state.


Good luck!
Spirit

Apr 01, 2015 07:52 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

I would consider this a final walk through; to be sure the property has not been damaged, etc.  However, to be helpful to Seller, perhaps ask when Seller will be out and arrange for Buyer to go in when it is vacant.  That will assure them of condition of property prior to closing. 

Apr 01, 2015 07:34 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

This is a new one on me, Richard.  I think I might ask the tenant how they feel about another visit from the buyer.

Apr 01, 2015 06:21 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If they had NOT done a final walk-thru up to that point YES...I would then get the agent to acknowledge that it is the final walk-thru.

 

If it is for some other specified reason it would depend on the reason, but negotitaions should be over.

Apr 01, 2015 05:53 AM