The property listing owner of the Houlton Maine home estate sale changed his mind on the family chandelier in the front hall foyer room.
At the listing for the Victorian Houlton Maine home, I asked as the real estate broker getting the property ready to market if anything like chandeliers, ornate curtain rods, kitchen wall hanging, etc were NOT going to be conveyed.
If the stair oriental runners that were pretty faded, thread bare just the same were going to stay or go as the Clash song goes.
Anything here not intended to be stay in the Houtlon Maine home sale.
Because if it was going to be kept, let's do the swapping, changing before the buyers start coming through the front door.
Before the buyers wonders why the say chandelier shining, sparkling and all lit up in the hall foyer room showing in the home video tour is missing.
Just raw wires with electricians nuts screwed on the ends, danging on the pre closing walk through an hour before the real estate closing is suppose to happen.
Gone. The dangling, tinkling crystals history. Maybe just replaced with a dollar store made in China cheap, tinny eye sore that just does not have the horsepower. The eye candy ooh and ahhh appeal to dinner guests that the buyer plans to meet, greet. Ask for their coats on the way in to a house party in their new Victorian Maine home. Original lighting ripped out of the place when the seller, the family decides we have a buyer signed up, now start helping yourself to bits and pieces of the old place. For old time sake.
The Maine real estate buyer will start to wonder what else is not going with the sale I thought, would expect stays in the home sale?
Distrust, disrespect, sneaky is not fun in real estate home sales, in any relationship right? In the Active Rain real estate blog headline example, the estate executor allowed for up to $300 for a replace chandelier. The buyer thought the existing one was not the cat's meow so all was good, no hard feelings or festering of emotions to keep an eye on.
Up front, at the get go explain why after the marketing of the Houlton Maine home sale starts, that steady as she goes happens. What you see if what you get. Or clearly spelled out that that item, this trinket has family value and hopefully a cash allowance to replace the piece with one more to the liking of the buyer can happen.
Courtesy of the seller who provides the small funds or concession in the sale for the "house warming gift".
As the new Maine home owner starts the process to transform the property into something that reflects their personality.
If the antique wood cook stove is going to be in the kitchen marketing imagery, the real estate video of the place, does it stay? Make mention that it is not part of the sale. Or is available for additional funds. Whatever the owners, the family in this case decides is staying, going in the property transfer.
Does not have to be the headline for the ad, blog post, video title but somewhere in the conversation and backed up in the fine print verbiage of the purchase and sale agreement and in the listing paperwork before that. The new buyer of the home in Maine gets this this and this. Not that. Period. Because stormy weather is going to come up pretty fast, ligthning furious.
About this small matter that the seller thinks is nothing but the buyer will explode in a moment of rage and concern.
And uttering "what else are they planning to strip... I mean take from the Houlton Maine house sale?" Real estate is an emotional experience for home buyers, sellers. Don't make it like trying to put out a fire with gasoline by ignoring hard feelings that are simmering, ready, waiting to volcano erupt.
Expectations in the Maine real estate sale. Set them early and remember agents, brokers, REALTORS do this real estate dog and pony day in, day out. The buyer and seller do not and don't just know what the others involved in the sale are up to, thinking, planning.
Don't just roll with the items that come up missing and that they thought were part of the transaction.
Also, if a long as your arm list of doo dads are going to be left in the sale for the new home owner at the listed price, remember.
If the seller agrees to even a dollar less, all that thrown into the sale grab bag of goodies DOES NOT have to be conveyed.
Because it was spelled out that all these cracker jack items are included IF the selling price is the listed price. Renegotiation on the personal items happens as the stack of dead presidents price gets played with, chopped, reduced.
Time For A Maine Real Estate Video Cartoon.
Maine, a neat state to invest in, call home, to spend time any of the four seasons!