Oops, It Looks Like the Buyer's Agent Made Another Mistake

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Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net TN License #315195

Oops, It Looks Like the Buyer's Agent Made Another Mistake

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled, Is Your Buyer's Agent Qualified to Represent You?. This is an addendum to that post.

On Saturday, while out showing properties, I got a text from the above referenced agent. It read:

refrigeratorBuyer's Agent: They took the refrigerator!

Me: That's right, it wasn't in the contract.

Buyer's Agent: All appliances were suppose to stay unless otherwise stated, and they didn't specify that it wouldn't stay. So what do we do about it?

Me: No, the listing did not say all appliances stay.

Buyer's Agent: It didn't say that the refrigerator didn't stay and normally when a refrigerator doesn't stay, it specifically says that and nothing said anything about the refrigerator not staying.

Me: The MLS listing did not have the refrigerator listed as staying.

Appliances are considered personal property. Personal property does not stay unless it is permanently affixed in someway to the home.

Appliances that commonly convey with a home in Tennessee are the stove, dishwasher and microwave. The refrigerator, washer and dryer do not stay, unless, specifically mentioned in the MLS listing.

 

Oops, it looks like the buyer's agent made another mistakeThe listing stated that the stove and dishwasher were staying. The refrigerator, however, was not listed. Oops, it looks like the buyer's agent made another mistake.

 Normally, this would have been caught during the final walk-through. Unfortunately, the buyer never had a final walk-through. Why? Because his agent waived it.

This buyer had requested a quick closing in his offer because his interest rate was set to expire on 1/31/2012. That meant the seller only had 13 days to move. The seller was unable to move in that time frame. The buyer granted the seller an additional 10 days in their offer in order for the seller to move.

The day before the closing, I contacted the buyer's agent to schedule the final walk-through. She stated her client wouldn't be doing a final walk-through since he wasn't moving in for 10 days. Essentially, he waived his right to a final walk-through.

Had they performed the final walk-through, the buyer would have caught that the refrigerator was not staying. Oops, it looks like the buyer's agent made another mistake.

I'm not sure what happened in this particular case. However, if I were the buyer, I would have insisted the buyer's agent buy me a new refrigerator. Why? Because she had not looked at the MLS listing properly and had told the buyer it was staying. It was her mistake and, therefore, she should have made good on it.

Buyers, make sure you have an agent who knows how to submit an offer properly and read a MLS listing so this doesn't happen to you. Otherwise, you might find yourself saying:

Oops, it looks like the buyer's agent made another mistake.

P.S. If you are looking for a buyer's agent who actually knows what they're doing, give Tammie White a call today at (615) 495-0752.

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Tammie White, REALTOR®
TW Realty Group
Benchmark Realty LLC
318 Seaboard Lane
Franklin TN 37067
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Hella - That makes two of us.

Ginger - So true.

Cindy - Good idea.

Kelvi - It's my job to look out for my client's best interest, not the buyer's best interest.

Sharon - Thanks.

December 28, 2012 07:32 PM
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Tammie - I do hope the buyer's agent bought a refrigerator or compensated the buyers for the mistake. Congratulations for writing one of the blog with the most comments for 2012.

December 28, 2012 08:37 PM
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Sarah & Les - So do I.

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Here in Cali, in our RPA-CA we have a special line for included/excluded items and you must check specifically  if you expect that fridge to stay or go. Also, I'd never wave a final walk through~ this is the must, sellers offen take too much when they leave, usually explaining' oh, the movers did that by mistake'.

December 30, 2012 04:52 PM
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Inna - That is good for the buyers but the agents should know from the MLS listing which appliances go. Here it is customary for everything to stay except the fridge.

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