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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of them, but so far I have not found the one I was hoping for, that hidden stash of loot buried in a wall.

Most involve furnace and plumbing issues instead.

Jun 20, 2016 08:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Sure 'as is' means roll the dice.  Can't get caught up in the drama though.  Fix it & lesson learned. 

Jun 20, 2016 05:56 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I never had any surprises to this point. There were roof rats in one home.

Jun 19, 2016 11:57 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i bought an as is property, 5 days later the basement filled with water 6 feet deep.  it was not good.

Jun 20, 2016 04:11 PM
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Taylor Hartley
Smart Home Lending - Leawood, KS
Loan Officer serving the greater Kansas City area

No. That's a great way to sell.

Jun 20, 2016 03:41 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Buying an "As-Is" house.   When you open the door, it says "SURPRISE!"

Jun 20, 2016 01:28 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need ot expect surprises when buying this way

Jun 20, 2016 11:04 AM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Buying "As is" properties can have surprises.

Jun 20, 2016 08:50 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Tear-down.

Jun 20, 2016 08:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There are always surprises, but it doesn''t matter how you buy the property.  And, always get a professional inspection.

Jun 20, 2016 04:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are ALWAYS surprises, regardless.

Jun 20, 2016 04:05 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No

Jun 20, 2016 02:33 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Not really, we always get a home inspection therefore we know what as is means.

Jun 20, 2016 01:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

from what I've experienced, everything is negotiable....even with a bank!!

Jun 20, 2016 01:07 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Like a well it's a deep subject.  Schedule a well inspection for sure.

Jun 20, 2016 12:49 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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At a home inspection water started pouring down from the ceiling in the kitchen as the inspector drained the bathtub. Sellers fixed it although we had an As Is clause.

Jun 20, 2016 12:35 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I've never bought a property "as is" but I have had investors do so.  They go in with their eyes wide open!

Jun 20, 2016 12:32 AM
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Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

I believe, after 13 years as a Realtor, Broker, Owner and as an Investor... Surprises will come whether it's as-is or not. Houses are imperfect. People are, too. So all the disclosures, inspections and genius Realtor brains in the world will fail to prevent every single solitary surprise in a house.

There simply highly likely will be after purchase revelations...

Accept that and you will never REALLY be surprised by anything!

Jun 20, 2016 12:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

No surprises since everything is negotiable.

Jun 19, 2016 11:49 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No because when buying AS IS, i inspect the property before making an offer reducing or elimintaing risk. 

Jun 19, 2016 11:41 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

All properties in California are sold in "as is" condition and every transaction/inspection reveals at least one surprise. 

Jun 19, 2016 11:30 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No...it's never truly "as is," as we always have an inspection.

Jun 19, 2016 11:17 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Yes, and that is why I always get it inspected.

Jun 19, 2016 11:09 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Missing plumbing. People breakin to sell Copper plumbing.

By the way my last 11 years every sale is AS IS. Sellers do not even mess with those not wanting to sign. Highest and best offer.

Jun 19, 2016 11:08 PM