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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

In my  market it all depends upon the rest of the transaction. But most typical,  is to treat the windows as an action item to be remedied by the seller.

Jun 15, 2015 09:16 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Home Inspectors call it and the seller fixes it in our area.

Jun 15, 2015 11:27 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a money drain if it's not fixed....I don't consider it a cosmetic's needs to be fixed.

Jun 15, 2015 11:30 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton Windows are very expensive and should be the responsibility of the seller or the replacement should be negotiated.

Jun 15, 2015 11:22 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

if they're cloudy or are visibly holding moisture they have to be replaced at the expense of the seller.

Jun 15, 2015 10:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Windows that have lost their seal should be repaired or replaced. And, many of them can not be repaired so they need to be replaced.

Jun 15, 2015 10:27 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

From all the storms that come thur Southeast Louisiana, many of the window seals are broke. So we recommend them to be repaired or replaced. 

Jun 16, 2015 12:36 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It would also depend on pricing of the home and conditions of sale.

Jun 15, 2015 11:52 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I point out to buyers windows that have lost their seal when we view the property - it is the exception not the rule for a seller to remedy this at their expense in my market.

Jun 16, 2015 12:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In my market, at least the hot sellers market we are in now, sellers don't have to do squat to sell their home. That means, I recommend the buyer correct if their offer is accepted.

Jun 16, 2015 12:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I always ask for seller to fix it; I tell seller clients to fix before going on market. But if I represent the seller and it's only one window in a home, I might argue it's a cosmetic item.

Jun 16, 2015 12:42 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

In Ca Propeties are sold As Is, as disclosed and subject to inspection, with the exception of State, Regional and Local requirements.  All other repair items are to be negotiated between Buyer and Seller.  Every transaction is different so there is no standard for repairs to be made or credits provided for the sale  or properties.  Explanation of the process to each Buyer starts before the offer is made.  Also, to the Seller at time of listing the property.  The better we discuss the process to our buyers and sellers the less issues we have during the transaction.

Jun 15, 2015 11:35 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I leave this to the experts.

Feb 22, 2019 05:45 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Inspectors always cite these items and if it's important to the buyers, they ask for them to be fixed. If they're planning on replacing the windows anyway, or prefert to focus on other issues and if it's just one window, they might let it go.

Jun 16, 2015 10:53 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA

That would depend on the price of the home. If the home is priced correctly than I could see it as deferred maintenance. However, if they are asking top market price and the windows have lost their seal, than I would ask for a credit or replacement or repair of the window. 

Jun 16, 2015 05:52 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes but why didn't the listing agent ask the seller to replace these windows prior to listing.  Most buyers will not offer on a home with broken seal windows.

Jun 16, 2015 05:00 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Deferred maintenance to be repaired at sellers expense!

Jun 16, 2015 03:20 AM