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Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Definitely the seller is responsible.

May 14, 2016 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The Seller!  It is still theirs until after closing.

May 14, 2016 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Sellers. However, the buyers should have performed their 5 day prior to closing inspection.

May 14, 2016 08:24 AM
Rainer
230,924
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

until...posession has changed... it is the seller. thats why many like to do a walk thru the morning of closing...night before etc

May 14, 2016 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
6,546,154
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The sellers are usually responsible.

May 14, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,430,147
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sarah Bean Generally, the seller. 

May 14, 2016 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

seller is responsible for providing the property in the condition it was last viewed.

May 14, 2016 01:27 PM
Ambassador
1,208,934
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Worst question ever.  Come on...  

May 14, 2016 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,715,478
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Unanimous agreement... the legal owner of the property. 

May 14, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

The Seller - so having that Final Walk-Through is very important Sarah Bean

May 14, 2016 09:23 AM
Rainer
2,240
Bevin Todd
Berkshire Hathaway - Mullica Hill, NJ
Real Estate Agent on the Pat Settar Team

The seller

May 15, 2016 06:55 AM
Rainer
2,365
Jay Bachwani
Empire Network Realty - Orlando, FL
Real Estate Agent Serving Lake Nona orlando fl

Responsibilty lies with the buyers agent to perform a walkthrough as a service to buyer before closing in order  to protect buyer from any such unforseen problems before closing.

May 15, 2016 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,773
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you break it, you buy it.

May 15, 2016 03:59 AM
Rainer
2,365
Nathaniel Manning
Carrington Real Estate Services - Rockford, IL
Full Time Real Estate Broker-REO & Investment

Before closing the responsibility is in the hands of the owner and this issue can be raised before or during your final inspection. A contengency in most Purcjase and sells contracts that allow buyers a negociating tool to get these issue arbitrated or satified before taking possession

May 15, 2016 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the situation.

May 15, 2016 12:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sarah Bean The owner is responsible up to the closing.

May 14, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Great question - looking forward to your answer!

May 14, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,057,976
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The seller unless damaged was caused by the buyer or one of the buyer's representaties, such as the home inspector.

May 14, 2016 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Seller.

May 14, 2016 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,160,629
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The seller who can have it insured!

May 14, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
524,536
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

The Seller!

According to our (Wisconsin) WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase: PROPERTY DAMAGE BETWEEN ACCEPTANCE AND CLOSING Seller shall maintain the Property until the earlier of closing or occupancy of Buyer in materially the same condition as of the date of acceptance of this Offer, except for ordinary wear and tear. If, prior to closing, the Property is damaged in an amount of not more than five percent (5%) of the selling price, Seller shall be obligated to repair the Property and restore it to the same condition that it was on the day of this Offer. No later than closing, Seller shall provide Buyer with lien waivers for all lienable repairs and restoration. If the damage shall exceed such sum, Seller shall promptly notify Buyer in writing of the damage and this Offer may be canceled at option of Buyer. Should Buyer elect to carry out this Offer despite such damage, Buyer shall be entitled to the insurance proceeds, if any, relating to the damage to the Property, plus a credit towards the purchase price equal to the amount of Seller's deductible on such policy, if any. However, if this sale is financed by a land contract or a mortgage to Seller, any insurance proceeds shall be held in trust for the sole purpose of restoring the Property.

May 14, 2016 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,487
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Everyone goes to concern mode and correction is to be done immediately. Each deal has its own conversation after that

May 14, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,209
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If it is neglience from not locking or securing the door, the listing agent can get sued by sellers.

May 14, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,807,436
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

The seller, obviously.

May 14, 2016 09:17 AM