Ever been accused of being the master of the obvious? I wrote a purchase agreement, where I pointed out that my buyer will assume the upcoming special assessment of $10,000 for a new roof (in a condo development).
The seller's agent accused me of "negative selling" to get a better price for my buyer...DAH! But no it's not that easy, sure I want the best deal for my buyer that is my job. I also don't want either side to feel as though we glossed over this expense. AND>>> it wasn't disclosed in the seller disclosure. Why you may ask? Because the "required property disclosure" given to the buyer is 20 months old. July of 2009, was the signature date. I think a $10,000 special assessment should be acknowledged somewhere...and I think I just covered your ass too -Mr. Seller's agent (oh and BTW -we are required to update the disclosure so it's never more than one year old).
If your seller thinks we're beating him up, Have him pay for the new roof...and find someone else to buy the place after he doles out 10K. There are plenty of fish in the sea...and not all of them need dental work.
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