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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I had one character 30+ years ago who insisted the proceeds be delivered in cash...not a bank check... but cash.... it was a big sale price for over 30 years ago... no buyer agents at that time...we ALL represented the seller.... the other agent needed to have a body guard accompany them to the closing at the Registry of deeds....

Feb 12, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,510,660
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Leaving the Mercedes in the garage as part of the sale

Feb 12, 2017 04:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

hmm I am not thinking of anything that qualifies and comes to mind atm.

Dec 07, 2017 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have a builder here that is sort of famous in the area. He is the biggest production builder in Idaho and he has a staff to do everything so he isn't the type of builder that meets with the clients. At this point he is more the face of the organization than anything and so people feel like they are meeting a celebrity when they meet him, or that is how it used to be anyway. He also used to be kind of a heartthrob (and was single at the time). Anyway, I had some buyers that wrote into the contract as a contingency that they got a meet and greet in person with the builder. - not for anything to do with the house, just to be able to shake his hand and say they met him. He went for it.

Feb 12, 2017 12:40 PM
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3,145,640
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Leaving all of their unwanted crap behind for the buyers to pay to haul away.

Feb 12, 2017 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
2,100,602
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Can't recall anything unusual 

Feb 12, 2017 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,278,463
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Boy Nathan, I can not think of one now.

 

Feb 12, 2017 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,053,814
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I had a Buyer who insisted that the Seller build a garage prior to purchasing, which he was willing to pay for in raising the asking price. The Seller agreed and everything worked out fine Nathan Gesner 

Feb 12, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,347,210
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Never had a strange seller contingency that I can recall. Seller's don't typically have many compared to buyers.

Strangest buyer contingency; they wanted to perform a spiritual blessing and have a reading done on the house before they'd commit to it. It was more important to them than the inspections.

Feb 12, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No examples? I heard of one seller that required the dog to remain with the house.

Another involved a seller that jokingly referred to a ghost in the attic. The Buyer included a contingency requiring all information on the ghost.

Feb 12, 2017 06:15 AM
Rainmaker
804,377
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I had a buyer for a home that had a very, very tall pine tree in the front and it shaded the whole house, roots were extended and uprooting the sidewalk etc... The sellers wanted to require that the buyer maintain the tree and never cut it down because their family had planted it after a Christmas decades ago, and it was a sentimental reminder of their childhood.

Feb 12, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,134
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

None that I can remember.

Feb 12, 2017 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

none here

Feb 12, 2017 03:57 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I cannot think of anything that was funny other than the standard ones we hear from time to time of wanting someone that is not part of the buying process to approve the property.

Feb 11, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,265,667
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Well, after much thought, cannot think of anything that would fit.

One seller wanted to leave the cat.....

Feb 14, 2017 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,667,426
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Demanding the Ferrari in the garage as part of the transaction. Needless to say it failed.

Feb 13, 2017 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
6,967,137
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recall an odd request.

Feb 13, 2017 05:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - nothing unusual I have come across - as yet. 

Feb 12, 2017 09:42 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Buyer must be able to build a 'sound-proof' wall across their backyard! 

Feb 12, 2017 08:34 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Nothing strange - just the usual counter for more money, or more time to move out.

Feb 12, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, can't think of any.

Feb 12, 2017 03:22 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I really can't think of something, for either buyers or sellers, that would fit here. Perhaps I have been lucky. Or they listened to my recommendations.

Feb 12, 2017 01:24 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looking forward to reading the replies.

Feb 12, 2017 01:17 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hmmm I'm drawing a blank on this one.....nothing comes to mind.

Feb 12, 2017 12:10 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have no good stories

Feb 12, 2017 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None.

Feb 12, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
844,232
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

taking a shrub with them

Feb 12, 2017 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Nothing strange here.

Feb 12, 2017 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nothing comes to mind.

Feb 12, 2017 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

None for the seller, but a buyer wrote a contingency on their mother approving the home 

Feb 12, 2017 05:24 AM