Realtor have exclusive listing that is not available on MLS. You can hire many realtors and be specific about buying an exclusive listing. MLS is available to you without the need of an agent. It is even better to call the listing agent directly. The first question they ask you is do you have an agent? Wonder why??? In a hot market like in syosset long island, agents put a sign for sale for two weeks before they listed on MLS to sell the house without sharing their commission with other agents. Other agents intentionally make an open house eventhough they have offers from buyers before the open house date. This is just a few from many many things that agents do. Didn't mention the bid war on selling a house. Good luck. Remember it is not a seller market as of yet. In syosset for example, one nationality brought the housing prices skyrocket for no reason and agents set the price NOT the sellers.... more
Imagine, if you will, that the mount and bracket is specify engineered for that TV. The TV does not convey. The new owner may end up with an appendage they must modify, replace or remove. Or, the new home owner finds they have no place to put their existing TV if the mount and TV do convey.
I always advise sellers, "If you want to keep it, remove it before allowing a buyer to enter the home."
This situation really does require a conversation. At the same time chat about those BIG potted plants and yard sculptures, bird bath, and that big pile of clay bricks behind the garage. then GET IT IN WRITING!
Don't approach this as adversarial but as collaborative. The results will be better that way.... more
Your only option could be the Texas FAIR Plan ... it's liable to cost considerably more than traditional policies, but at least you'd be covered. Check with a broker (not an agent that represents only company). Best of luck.
The advice from others is good advice but let me add one concern. Even though commission should not be something you need to worry about, if one agent is very upset, that could have some influence on the dealings with the other party (the Seller or the Seller's agent). I would not get in the middle but try to speak to each of those agents and politely remind them that your main concern is to buy this home and that you hope that they will continue to make that their priority. Again, a polite friendly hint wouldn't hurt. Good luck!... more
Sounds like you and your Realtor need to chat. Let your Realtor know your expectations. Share your frustrations with your Realtor. Also, ask your Realtor for a recent Comparable Market Analysis. Your Realtor can explain to you what is happening within your neighborhood. Where your home stands priced according to the competition within your neighborhood. Is your home clean neat and tidy? Does it have great curb appeal? Is your home staged?... more