What is the most unusual item you have seen in an offer (good or bad)?

Asked by David Rudd / Kindred RE, San Diego, CA Sat May 4, 2013

As professional real estate professionals we see a lot. Some things over the years have made me laugh and/or cry. What about you?

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John Souerbry, Agent, Fairfield, CA
Sun May 5, 2013
A cover letter, signed by the buyer and their agent, said (exact quote): "Please accept our offer because we are (enter name of ethnic group here). This neighborhood is primarily (ethnic group) and we need to preserve the (ethnic group) heritage."
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Judi Moseley, Agent, Eau Claire, WI
Fri May 10, 2013
I recently came across a listing in which the seller's wife was buried on the property with a headstone marking the spot. If the buyer wanted the grave moved, that had to be included in the offer. I won the office "weirdest encounter this week" prize for that one.
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Al Goldberg, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
I once wrote an offer for $20M in the middle of the desert on the back of a brown paper bag on the windshield of a rental car.
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Sam Ibrhaim, Agent, Chula Vista, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
Did I really pay money for this kind if leads ??!!!
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Al Goldberg, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
This is fun.

I had one deal a big boarded up hotel where the buyer had to sign off acknowledgement of over 220 code violations filed
against the property.

That's what happens when you have a seller that likes to fight city hall, he got city hell.
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, ,
Sat May 4, 2013
The family dog, seems the sellers left the very friendly dog in the house during showings, buyers took a liking to the pooch, stayed with the house. The wife cried at the closing because she had to tell the kids Fido wasn’t moving with them.

Also had the Grand Dragon of the KKK get in an argument with the president of a very liberal quasi-government agency over a couple bales of hay, but that was before I started wearing shoes and moved to the big city. They weren’t in the contract and not moved in time.

Good luck,
Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
JSimms@cmcloans.com
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
Web Reference:  http://jamessimms.com/
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cath.okoroh, , Hillside, IL
Sat May 4, 2013
I had a buyer that requested almost 17 things be done after a home inspection, this included some roof work, garage structuring, landscaping, downspouts, appliances, etc... I've seen sellers negotiate or cancel the deal. In this case, the seller agreed to everything! I couldn't believe it, but I'm a believer now, 90% of the requested items have been completed and my buyer is closing this month.
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Carl Hanchey, Agent, Deridder, LA
Sat May 4, 2013
Currently working on a deal where the chickens & chicken house were gonna be a deal breaker if the purchaser could get them. Goes to show you that every client has a different hot button. This one definitely mad me laugh.
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Sat May 4, 2013
We had sold our family farm and were asked to leave the chickens, their eggs, and the eggs in the incubator in the chicken coop. This was not negotiable as the home would have been vacant for weeks without anyone to care for the animals on the farm. But it was funny to see not only chickens but their eggs part of the deal.

Have a great weekend.

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit & Mortgage Consultant of
Everlasting Credit
Ex-Mortgage Broker of more than 10 years
http://www.everlastingcredit.com
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Al Goldberg, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
Include the horses with the property
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sat May 4, 2013
Hi David:

Right, great question

Where a Buyer also asks for a Car in the Garage to be included .

Best regards
Perry
Web Reference:  http://www.ruthandperry.com
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