St Petersburg Short Sales | furniture included?

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St Petersburg Short Sales | furniture included

St Petersburg Short Sale, everything including the furniture include! Excuse me?

Short Sale St Petersburg Fl |Some things never stop to amaze us as St Petersburg Short Sale Agents  in a  Short Sale situation. We had the beautiful condo as a Short Sale listing in St Petersburg not too long ago and it had really nice furniture in it. A few weeks down the road another real estate agent presented an offer and it was spelled out in the offer that “all furniture with an approximate value of $10,000 is included”.

We had to read it twice to believe it. Everybody please take a note, there is a difference between personal property and real estate.  Unless for whatever very strange reason the bank gave you the loan with furniture as collateral, the lender doesn’t own your furniture and therefore can’t sell your furniture.

The Short Sale homeowner as well as a none Short Sale seller can take the furniture with them when they move, they can sell it in a yard sale. Please let’s not complicate a Short Sale deal even more by trying to include the furniture.

The sales contracts we typically use in St Petersburg have standard language like  “Personal property is included in the purchase price, has no contributory value, and shall be left for the buyer” ,   or  “Personal property listed in this Contract is included in the purchase price, has no contributory value and is being left for Seller’s convenience.”

Again, we are selling real estate not personal property. St Petersburg Short Sale or not, you do not put a value on things that the sellers leaves for the buyer. Selling furniture and selling a house or condo here in St Petersburg are two separate things and two separate deals and should be on two separate contracts.

As St Petersburg Realtors  and  Short Sale Agents  we can only sell real estate not personal property.

Call us at 727-410-7777 with any question you may have about buying or selling a short sale.

St Petersburg Short Sales | furniture included

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