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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sellers are always surprised when an "as-is" house gets a repair request.  :)

Other than that, I've seen good and bad surprises.

Dec 19, 2016 10:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

        I know buyers who thought they were getting a fixer-upper, and ended up doing a complete tear-down.

Dec 19, 2016 10:52 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Almost all property in SoCal are sold ''as is''. It still means that the homeowner have to disclosure any known and material issues that might affect the value and desirability of the property. 

Dec 19, 2016 11:51 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Obtaining inspections and completing due diligence on a property will help avoid surprises.  

Dec 19, 2016 12:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not that I am aware of. It's still important to have the necessary inspections. Our CA contract states that homes are sold as is unless otherwisse indicated in writing

Dec 19, 2016 12:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

"as-is" is a crap shoot, especially for foreclosures that have been vacnt for some time. Have seen cross-wired electrical that would have burned the house down if activiated or concrete in the toilet pipes!

Dec 19, 2016 11:18 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

yes that is why we buy it as is

Dec 20, 2016 04:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I still ensure buyers do a thorough home inspection so they'll know what they are buying. Could something be missed? Sure, but that's the same of any house.

Dec 20, 2016 03:58 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Expect the unexpected !

Dec 19, 2016 03:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are no surprises when buying or selling as is because you should be prepare for the worst possible case.

Dec 19, 2016 02:38 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, beause in Texas our contract is an "as is" contract.

Dec 19, 2016 12:24 PM
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

Buying "as is" does not mean agreeing to buy without knowledge.  Before you ever agree to buy "as is", proper inspections still need to be done prior to finalizing the terms and conditions, so you know what you're getting!

Dec 19, 2016 11:58 AM
Fern S. Hamberger
Corcoran - Manhattan, NY
The Fern Hamberger Team

Yes!! I had a wonderful surprise for my buyers when they removed a very dark paint and some old window guards. They did not realize that about two or three inches from the window borders was all covered by an in-cased frame. When they removed  the frame, the thich window guards and the incased frame, they incovered the most gorgoeous view of the hudson river on the UWS...

Jan 18, 2017 08:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our contract says every home is sold AS IS with the option to ask for repairs.

Dec 21, 2016 07:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

YOu do deligience inspect with clients.  If you don't you asked for it. In No CA last 12 years all AS IS...... 

Except one deal there was a $500 credit back the rest were all AS IS.

Dec 20, 2016 06:35 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The only surprise I've encountered is so many agents, buyers and sellers do not know the purpose of 'AS-IS.'

They tend, incorrectly, to associate it to inferior properties.

Dec 20, 2016 05:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Our California purchase agreement reflects that properties are sold in "as is" condition.  That said, real estate is full of surprises.   

Dec 20, 2016 04:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... then again, all our properties are sold "as is" and it says so in our contracts.

Dec 20, 2016 04:46 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Dec 20, 2016 04:30 AM
melody mann
Newberry Realty - Kent, WA
RE Broker -Sell & List all property types 30+Yrs

I am a real estate broker - 30 + years experience - I would say the oddest home selling as-is was in Cashmere Wa. I was showing it and when i opened the basement door I realised that the basement was filled with water to about 3 steps from the top. Apparently their sump pump was off and the owner didn't think about that when he moved and had the power turned off to the house.. Seriously looked like an indoor swimming pool... 

Dec 20, 2016 02:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

There are always surprises about a month after a sale but, nothing immediate because we have the property inspected thoroughly during the Due Diligence period.  Inspections are always permitted even with as-is sales Contracts.

Dec 19, 2016 08:40 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sure, but nothing I couldn't handle.


Dec 19, 2016 07:03 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Most of my buyers will do a home inspection which helps cut down on the surprises. 

Dec 19, 2016 06:35 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There's always surprises.

Dec 19, 2016 04:55 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

abby tiscareno - if there are no surprises, that will be a surprise!

Dec 19, 2016 03:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Dec 19, 2016 02:15 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

During the recession, we represented REO property. One listing, which had been sold many times over the past decades, was discovered to have no septic system installed. Over the years, the waste from the home was flowing in a pipe to a hole under the driveway. This was a HUGE surprise and the bank had to pay to install an expensive sand filter system and remove decades of waste to make the home sellable. They really lost on this transaction.

Dec 19, 2016 02:00 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

abby tiscareno No surprises here.

Dec 19, 2016 01:49 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would never think of buying a property unless I had a thorough home inspection..... I've bought 23 properties and had an inspection with each one....

Dec 19, 2016 01:20 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not if you do your buying with eyes wide open

Dec 19, 2016 12:26 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, because I always subject to inspections.

Dec 19, 2016 12:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Dec 19, 2016 11:54 AM