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Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

kennith Frazier Here's one of my more memorable final walk-thru stories.

I once lost a deal because of a used matress.

Seems the buyer bought some bedroom furniture from the seller.

At the final walk-thru, the matress that was on the bed that was purchased wasn't there. The buyer refused to close even after the seller offered to buy a new matress.

Selling residential real estate is not for the faint of heart.

Mar 22, 2019 06:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many! Some turned out ok and some, well not so good!

Mar 22, 2019 04:05 AM
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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

The buyer didn't like the house without the furniture.  Voided the contract and lost their Earnest Money. 

Mar 22, 2019 02:56 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kennith I could write a book, not a comment... how about " the ceiling is too low we changed our mind"... the list goes on and on....Endre

Mar 21, 2019 11:03 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

They are all interesting in their own way. 

Mar 22, 2019 04:48 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Missing things.

Mar 22, 2019 06:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dirty conditions and personal property left in the home are common issues.

Mar 22, 2019 06:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No

Mar 22, 2019 05:59 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Not really interesting, just dirty. One house was "clean" in terms of there was no stuff in it, but the kitchen was disgusting. $$ was provided by the seller to hire a cleaner but it did delay the buyers move-in slightly.

Mar 22, 2019 05:09 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I don't. I work hard to keep evetything under control so there are no surprises or interesting stories. Small things might happen at any time... but if you're in control you can get it all resolved.

Mar 22, 2019 04:25 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Sure, right in my own neighborhood. The buyer did their final walkthrough and found the seller removed a built-in bookcase, window boxes, all the switchplates and outlet covers, pulled up 2 bushes and took the bridge to the Koi pond. Can you spell treble damages?

Mar 22, 2019 12:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes.

I wish you all the best with your real estate studies. 

Mar 22, 2019 11:15 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Missing fixtures is usually the surprise encountered

Mar 22, 2019 08:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

nothing interesting....just PITA stuff!!! 

Mar 22, 2019 08:43 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  No one does repairs out here anymore, just give a credit to the buyer (if anything).  Final walkthroughs are a formality that some skip on shorter escrows (7 days or less).  It's just to make sure the house is still standing and in the same condition as it was at offer acceptance.

Mar 22, 2019 07:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had a seller tell me that not one more thing will he repair and to just cancel while the buyer is saying fix this or it a problem. The amount? Under $200 I rode up on a white horse to the rescue...I'LL PAY and escrow closed. So petty

Mar 22, 2019 07:36 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Absolutely kennith Frazier . I had one where they were still moving out and they said the agent told them the walk thought would happen AFTER the closing.

Mar 22, 2019 07:15 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No idea...

Jun 27, 2019 06:35 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Seeing the homeowners STILL THERE.

Apr 09, 2019 10:38 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Happily, no problems on walk through. I have heard some interesting stories but I have none.

Mar 23, 2019 03:51 PM