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Good morning Michael. If it has to be put into writing there is a big problem, a little common sense would go a long way.
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White Plains, NY
Nothing in writing. Picking up is common here.
"In Writing?????" That's a bit overboard.
I simply advise the homeowner whatever exists on the sidewalk and yard will find it's way into the house.
I further advise that clean sidewalks, porches and yards are BEAUTIFUL!
UGH! It might be helpful for the buyer's agent to say something to the listing agent- so the listing agent can use some leverage with the seller.
That request is not so much a requirement, but a recommendation to attract higher offers from more buyers. I understand your pain.
William nailed this one!
I would but most of my sellers know what they should be doing and do it.
Yes, it will be in the contract that the yard be cleaned.
No, I would talk to the listing agent.
I would hope the Seller's agent would notice this in their first visit and ask the Sellers to address on an ongoing basis. If a Seller is that rude to ignore its exterior (during a home sale), then I would question the condition of the interior.
I haven't had to resort to putting it into writing yet, Michael. But, I would if it became an issue.
ditto to what Joe Petrowsky stated....
It is mostly after the fact when they hound me for my opinion I comment.
Yikes! Not yet...
Not in writing. If they choose not to pick up there is no one who can tell them what to do, it's their house.
Michael Thornton A call to the listing agent might make for a better relationship.
As a listing agent i have to pass on feedback and remonders to owners some time. When offers come in, yes some state yard free of poop at closing.
I have not seen it but if I were the buyer agent and my clients would want to amke an offer I would probably request it in writing.