Paying it Forward ~ Suggestions ~ Diverting a closing nightmare

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors CBURE#0406046

pay it forwardOne of our sellers several months ago unhooked their washer and dryer and did not cap off their water connection (a simple inexpensive part at Home Depot).  You guessed it - water dripped down the wall and drywall needed to be cut out, replaced hours before closing.


I mentioned this occurance to a seller recently as they just moved out and asked them if they capped their water connection from the washing machine.  She was still in the house cleaning and walked over into the utility room and guess what...the same thing happened!  Luckily we were able to get a contractor over that afternoon repair the sheet rock, texture and paint for their closing the next day.

Yesterday I talked with a seller who is moving out next week and told them to make sure they cap off the water connection and their refrigerator connection when the appliances are moved.  I've decided this information needs to be explained to each seller before closing, so there are no repeats of this incidence!  My seller already thanked me for the heads up as she did not know this could be an issue.

 

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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Dorie, excellent post and tip...something to be added to the seller's to do package. I hit the suggest button....

April 16, 2011 05:39 PM
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Jane Peters
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Power Brokers Int'l

Thanks for the reminder, Dorie.  Most often appliances are left, but on the occasion that they are not, I shall have to remember this.

April 16, 2011 07:32 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Hi Rebecca,

It is something when appliances are removed we need to remember!

April 16, 2011 10:28 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Hi Jane,

Most of our appliances are not left so is something we need to remember.

April 16, 2011 10:29 PM
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Leslie Ebersole
REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs
Baird&Warner Fox Valley

I have read about this before but wasn't sure what it meant. Your explanation is very clear and now I will be sure to remember this, thanks.

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Author Bio: I was once a school teacher and still like the learning process. Only now I enjoy learning what dreams my clients have and what I can do to help them. I am a firm believer in asking the right questions. It is the only way to get answers that have helped me build an impressive business over the past 21 years and leave a trail of happy clients

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