That would be up to the selller of the property. I would suggest that if you are considering the purchase of a home you get yourself a good Realtor to represent your interests. Remember, a Realtor who is representing the buyer in the transaction is not paid by the buyer, but by the seller's agent out of the commission the seller pays to them so an agent will not cost you anthing. And a good Realtor may be able to save you much more including all the headaches that could arise if something goes awry.
I hope this helps and good luck in your home purchase. If you need a referral for a great agent in your agent, be sure to give me a call, I know some great people!
Tisza Major-Posner, Realtor, Keller Williams Claremont/La Verne
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