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Old 06-13-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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We sold a house last summer and the buyers came up with some inspection items which would bring our 2007 house up to 2017 building code standards. Like a water heater expansion tank, automatic closer on door betwwen house and garage and similar. Mr. Dokie, being of an excitable nature, was all ready to tell them to jump in a lake, but I pointed out there was no mention of the roof, which had hail damage (but according to our insurance company, not bad enough to warrant replacement - although many of our neighbors did get theirs replaced). We didnít agree to any of the code items but did step up on some other penny-ante sh** they asked for. Moral of story: donít necessarily kill the deal over this. Your next buyer may want even more.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We sold a house last summer and the buyers came up with some inspection items which would bring our 2007 house up to 2017 building code standards. Like a water heater expansion tank, automatic closer on door betwwen house and garage and similar. Mr. Dokie, being of an excitable nature, was all ready to tell them to jump in a lake, but I pointed out there was no mention of the roof, which had hail damage (but according to our insurance company, not bad enough to warrant replacement - although many of our neighbors did get theirs replaced). We didnít agree to any of the code items but did step up on some other penny-ante sh** they asked for. Moral of story: donít necessarily kill the deal over this. Your next buyer may want even more .
And, may offer less.


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Old 06-13-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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Mike is looking it as if he has a horse in the race, He's biased as a RE agent.

When someone makes a ridiculous request you tell them know and are glad you found out what kind of disgusting shysters they were before things progressed and other problems came up.
Its not an insult, its a request, you can take it or leave it.

Mike is right - You have to look at the WHOLE picture. People like you complicate things, and virtually guarantee that no matter how much technology comes along, real estate agents have plenty of job security.

Rational thought closes deals, not outbursts and emotion.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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Its not an insult, its a request, you can take it or leave it.

Mike is right - You have to look at the WHOLE picture. People like you complicate things, and virtually guarantee that no matter how much technology comes along, real estate agents have plenty of job security.

Rational thought closes deals, not outbursts and emotion.
That goes without saying you always have to look at the big picture. If your home is not selling and you need to sell and it's your only offer and it's decent and you can afford to gift him a few grand do it.

When my brother in Law was transferred to upstate NY they bought a new house, 2 years later they closed down that office so he had to move back, they had rented their home so they were paying 2 mortgages. They had to sell and were all set to close and the buyer wanted their brand new fridge last minute. They had no choice but to give in to his hostage like demands, plus the guy was a lawyer so he could have caused extra trouble for them.

So if you have little to no choice you give in and then can rest assure that karma will get them.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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Its not an insult, its a request, you can take it or leave it.

Mike is right - You have to look at the WHOLE picture. People like you complicate things, and virtually guarantee that no matter how much technology comes along, real estate agents have plenty of job security.

Rational thought closes deals, not outbursts and emotion.
It's unreasonable and ridiculous to ask them to take care of plumbing because you may want to expand in the future. What next a deeper well?

Mike is not right. You ALWAYS have to look at the big picture, not just when someone say they want you to pay $10K extra because you home can't be lifted by hot air balloons or something as ridiculous as the OP request.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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We sold a house last summer and the buyers came up with some inspection items which would bring our 2007 house up to 2017 building code standards. Like a water heater expansion tank, automatic closer on door betwwen house and garage and similar. Mr. Dokie, being of an excitable nature, was all ready to tell them to jump in a lake, but I pointed out there was no mention of the roof, which had hail damage (but according to our insurance company, not bad enough to warrant replacement - although many of our neighbors did get theirs replaced). We didnít agree to any of the code items but did step up on some other penny-ante sh** they asked for. Moral of story: donít necessarily kill the deal over this. Your next buyer may want even more.
So you didn't accept the ridiculous request but suggest that these buyers do, sounds hypocritical.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:38 AM
 
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People like you complicate things, and virtually guarantee that no matter how much technology comes along, real estate agents have plenty of job security.
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Yes they did great after the last housing crash thanks to technology.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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It' just as unreasonable as a buyer having a fear or fire and want you to spend $25k to wire the home for sprinklers.


Like the OP said it's a problem that does not exist.

If they have no other offeres they may be forced to offer some concessions on this ridiculous offer.

Seems they can't afford bigger home with an addition so I think the seller is in a good position. they may not even want to ever expand and it's just a cash grab.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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I'm surprised they didn't ask you for a bigger septic tank and just talked about the leach field. Ironic because they seem to be leeches. They already love the house and have dreams to expand and spent money on inspections so offer them $100.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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Yes they did great after the last housing crash thanks to technology.
You have to look at it from the buyers perspective. What harm is there in asking? If the Seller says no are they still going to buy the house?

Buyers can ask for anything they want - its the sellers job to politely say yes or no. Its that easy. Allowing emotion to show its face in the sale of a house is how you kill a deal.

Say no, that expansion of the septic is not a consideration for you at this time and let the buyers decide.

It's typical to ask for alot of things, and then be given a few...everyone for some reason needs to feel like they "win" Its human nature.
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