Do I really have to follow what it states in the purchase contract?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

Do I really have to follow what it states in the purchase contract? asked the buyer. Maybe it was the puzzled look on my face for a Buyer to be asking me this question or It could have been the even bigger face I was probabily making because this Buyer has their own buyer broker. I am the Listing Agent and therefore represent the seller in this transaction so why are they asking me?

 

MR. BUYER it seems decides now that they do no want or can not follow the items in the contract in which they signed therefore agreeing to. Now my first questions is did you read the contract before signing it? My second question is if you did not understand anything in the contract you should have first asked and second not just signed it therefore agreeing to it. 

The answer that followed was even more jaw dropping then them asking me the initial question.

"Our agent said not to worry about what the contract states as it was more important to get our offer accepted and then make changes after they accepted it."

WHOA..... You put in a cash offer with no contingincies, now you are stating you are getting a private mortgage and want a home inspection becuase you plan on asking the seller to either fix everything or credit you money so you can fix it?

"Well Yes" the buyer reples....

UUUGGGGHHHH... is my first word before I educate them on how buying a bank owned home really works.

1. With a Bank Owned Home you can not renegotiate after your contract is accepted and signed.

2. Your purchase is AS IS, meaning the seller will not be fixing or credititing you for anything.

3. You can have an inspection for your own knowledge, but can not renegotiate after it is completed for anything found.

4. Your offer was for cash with no contingincies. You can not add contingincies after the contract is agree dto and signed.

5. If you do complete the purchase as you agreed to in the contract you made, you agreed to and you signed, you could be held for breach. You should consult your agent and more an attorney for further questions.

What did Mrs. Buyer Broker say about this? I don't know... she never returned a call.....

The moral of the story is that whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, you have a choice in agents. You have to choose one that is full time, full service and is well expereinced in not only the area you are buying in but the type of home. All agents are not expereinced in buying or selling Bank Owned Homes. Choose one that is.

Here in NH you can choose me to assist you in buying a Bank Owned Home and use my experience as your advantage.

 

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Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services located in Manchester NH. With 25 years of Real Estate experience Scott specializes in Listing and Selling Bank Owned Homes, Short Ssles, Residential Properties, Condominiums, New Construction and Investment Properties. Scott services the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Belknap. To contact Scott Godzyk please call 603-661-2121 or email sctprop@aol.com. his website is www.ScottSellsNH.com.

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Scott,

I wish I could say I hadn't heard this before, but....

July 27, 2012 06:12 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks for the post. It is important to work with an agent who knows the job.

July 27, 2012 06:15 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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LISA I sure hope this is not a trend to come, buyers will soon find losing their deposits is not as fun of a game as they try to play with the sellers of these bank owned homes.

July 27, 2012 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
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GITA it sure is, it can mean the difference between getting your dream home and losing it.

July 27, 2012 06:17 AM
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Dick Greenberg
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
New Paradigm Partners LLC

Hi Scott - It looks like there is plenty of work for attorneys up in your neck of the woods. Might be some potential for a real estate school, too.

July 27, 2012 06:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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Dick I agree on both fronts. Some days I really wonder.... thanks for the comment

July 27, 2012 07:00 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Very good advice for home buyers.  I is a very good idea to understand the obligations of a contract.


Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.


July 27, 2012 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Al Raymondi
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Another example of an agent that has no clue what they are doing Scott.

July 27, 2012 09:56 AM
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Rene Brin
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Brin Realty Amherst & Bedford Offices

Yes sir, so true Scott. Buyers need to understand, buying a bank owned can be a good deal, but they need to be guided by an experienced local agent to get them through it.

July 27, 2012 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
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ROY it certainly is a good idea to understand the contract BEFORE signing it.

July 27, 2012 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
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AL I think you are on to something. Some times I really wonder...

July 27, 2012 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
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RENE well said, it can be a great experience and a real bargain when done right, but it takes an experienced agent to make it work

July 27, 2012 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
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Scott, Do you use attorney's for the closings in your area? Would imagine that would be the first one to go to for advice, after the non-experienced agent gives the wrong information...gotta wonder how these agents get the business????

July 28, 2012 04:29 AM
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