If you like the hot tub and think it is a fair price, then offer slightly less than they want and see if the sellers will take your offer. Based on your thoughts, you feel the item is worth more than they are asking and would be a good value for your money. Did you have inspections done on the property? If so, was the hot tub included in those inspections - it should have been. If you do decide to purchase the hot tub outside of the closing, have you real estate agent draft a bill of sale for the item to protect your interest in that private sale. Good luck and let me know if you need any further advice.
It is there, it is wired and all set... When i looked at the house I didn't think I would buy it but I checked it out briefly and the water was piping hot and it was in immaculate shape with what looked like an expensive cover.
If I bought on on Craigslist I would need to haul it over, remove the privacy fencing from around the deck, have it installed... What a pain...
It has always been my dream to buy a house and relax in my hot tub in the middle of winter while its snowing... I think its worth the money but I just wanted some second opinions before I jumped in.
I am also buying their immaculate $3,000 pool table for $1,000... Its going to be quite the house for gatherings and entertaining.
You probably won't find one that cheap or convenient anywhere else. I paid $300 just to have one moved, add that and any other hook up costs on top of what you'll pay just for the tub and then hope it doesn't get damaged in the move.
The sellers of a short sale are usually in serious financial hardship, so rather than haggle further, realize you are getting a pretty good deal and they are being helped. Just make sure it's in good working order and wired properly. Enjoy.
We had one at our last house, and with both of us having diabetes, it was a gift from heaven. We can't wait to get another. Unfortunately, we had to leave it behind.
At $1500, it is a steal: look for dual pumps.
Even if you have to put some $$ into it, it is good.
Good luck and may God bless