My closing is set to buy coop.Seller's broker isn't responding to schedule walk thru. I can't close without walk thru. What should?

Asked by Donna, New York, NY Tue Sep 13, 2011

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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
Donna,
No way you should close without a walk-through. There is no reason for the seller's agent to not be doing this, they know very well it is part of the process. As the attorneys are who set the closing, tell your attorney you cannot close because your request for a walk-through is not being honored. That will set a chain of events in motion where your attorney contacts the seller's attorney who will then tell you agent they need to do this or no one can close. The agent will know he/she can't fool around because they surely don't want to tell their seller they're not closing because he/she won't do a walk-through. You will get your result, or you will find out why they are playing games (such as recent water damage from rains, etc). Let the attorneys handle it.

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Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
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212 381-4268
http://jenetlevy@halstead.com for all NYC listings.
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Mitchell Hall, Agent, New York, NY
Sun Sep 18, 2011
Most attorneys will require a walk through. It is best to have the walk through 24 hours prior to closing. The seller may not have vacated the property prior to that time but the agent should still be able to schedule in advance. I have had walk throughs an hour before closing which is not recommended but issues can still be dealt with and resolved at closing.

When you do the walk thru, I recommend you or your agent take pictures with a date stamp camera. It's rare but I have had buyers who moved in to their apartment tell me that the A/C was removed after the walk thru.

Good Luck!
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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
Hello Donna, you need to contact the office manager of the selling broker, and your attorney. Perhaps the seller's broker reads the Trulia advice section and would be more responsive if his/her name and the brokerage name were mentioned here in your question.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
If the seller's agent is not responding, ask your attorney to notify the seller's attorney regarding the issue...
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Kelly Killian, Agent, Astoria, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
No reason to be nice. Simply tell your attorney that you aren't closing until you can have a walk through. Both the seller, the seller's attorney and the seller's agent know what this means - none of them will get paid. In fact, to be even more serious, you can tell your attorney that considering that you believe their lack of response is a sign of potentially suspicious behaviour (something has happened to the home) you will not reschedule the closing until you have done the walk through as you want to be certain that the home is in good shape before even scheduling the closing. That should get you noticed. Good luck, and don't be nice.
Kelly Killian
Bond New York
954-675-9915
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Martina Ryan, Agent, Bayside, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
Tell the seller's broker you are not closing until you have the walk thru. Undoubtedly, you will hear from him ASAP.
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Bestplace2mo…, , Kingston, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2011
Bug your agent until you get the seller's broker to respond. that's unacceptable!
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Joseph Hasti…, Agent, Bayside, NY
Tue Sep 13, 2011
Hi Donna. All good answers below. I might also suggest you (your broker) contact the office manager of the selling broker. get him/her involved and you should be able to shake something loose. Best of luck and Congratulations on your new home!
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Tue Sep 13, 2011
Have your attorney contact the sellers attorney or have them contact the listing office to find out why the agent isn't responding.

Chris
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Simon Simant…, Agent, New York, NY
Tue Sep 13, 2011
You get in touch with your lawyer and explain him where you at with the walk thru,so he can relay the issue to the seller lawyer,that you walk thru in pending and you can't close with out walk thru.
Who is your broker?
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Egen Warner…, Agent, New Rochelle, NY
Tue Sep 13, 2011
Have your agent contact the Broker of the office. If that doesnt work have your attorney contact the sellers attorney so he/she can get in contact with the owner in order to schedule the final walk thru.
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