After I closed another Bank of America short sale yesterday, the buyer's agent sent me an email demanding that the sellers replace the appliances. The agent also attached a printout from MLS that noted the appliances were included in the sale and a blog that said the same thing.
I hate to say this, but this is a buyer's agent who might have to buy his or her buyer new appliances. Why? Because he / she did not negotiate this personal property in the purchase contract. It's a missing element from the contract. Whose fault is that?
MetroList is pretty clear about its stand on this issue. MLS does not supersede the purchase contract. If a buyer's agent does not specify which appliances remain with the home, they don't stay. They can go. MetroList doesn't own that personal property. The listing agent doesn't own that personal property. The seller owns it. And if the buyer doesn't reach an agreement with the seller to give it to them, the personal property does not belong to the buyer.
Personal property is not a fixture.
So, what happens if a buyer tells his or her agent that he / she wants the refrigerator but the agent doesn't put it in the contract? I'd hate to be wearing that agent's shoes. They wouldn't fit me anyway.
Here is a new short sale listing in West Sacramento. It's located in that gorgeous complex called Riva on the River. I was so happy to see river development in West Sacramento when this complex was built in 2005. I don't believe that Sacramento or West Sacramento has done enough for river frontage. That's not to say I believe natural land should be spoiled, but I don't like to look at decay and rubbish along our river banks. I don't think anybody does.
This is a two-bedroom with office space and a two-bath condo. It's approximately 1307 square feet. It looks like nobody has ever lived in it, even though it is occupied. There is definite pride of ownership.
You'll find parquet wood floors in the entry with a transom by the door. The kitchen sports granite counters, beautiful oak cabinets and a large pantry. Other nice touches are ceiling fans, dual pane windows and exterior access in the master bedroom to an enclosed courtyard / patio area.
This is a one-story, lower level unit, with a two-car tandem garage. It's an affordable alternative to renting.
1291 Milano Drive #6, West Sacramento, CA 95691 is exclusively offered as a short sale by Lyon Real Estate at $114,900. For more information, please call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759. For a private showing, call Weintraub team member, Linda Swanson, at 916 607 0111.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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