Kyle Beers, Familiar with Southern Utah and Utah county (N/A)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

The current California residential purchase agreement contains language that all properties are sold in "as is" condition.  There are standard disclosures that are required in most situations.  

As far as surprises -- life is full of them.  Be aware.  Stay informed.  Complete due diligence.  Common sense is helpful too.  

Oct 05, 2017 07:48 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

No more than any other sale.  It makes sense to get a home inspection prior to any sale  

Oct 05, 2017 07:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

As Michael Jacobs says our CA contracts specify that sales are AS IS. That said, some buyers will ask for  repairs after having an inspection, which are, of course, negotiable with seller who may stick to selling it AS IS. Doing your due diligence as a buyer is essential so you know what you are getting!

Oct 05, 2017 06:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A few surprises in every property.

Oct 05, 2017 09:19 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Buyer found out it was on public water not a well as was thought.

Oct 05, 2017 07:48 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

seems like buyers can and will still ask for repairs...

Oct 05, 2017 07:46 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

"as is' ONLY means that the seller does not want to do repairs. 

It does not mean they will not and it also does not mean they are not willing to reducing the price.

So yes we have had surprises but not because the property is sold "as is"...the surprises come typically with the seller lying about something.

Eve

Oct 05, 2017 07:45 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I recently had an experience with that - the seller failed to disclose a structural issue that they had even investigated (used the same structural engineer we did)!!  We got all of the buyers money back for them and found them another property!

Oct 05, 2017 08:28 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Holy Moly .... YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mostly due to non-disclosure of material facts.  

Oct 05, 2017 08:28 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not personally

Oct 06, 2017 05:44 PM
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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 often surprises.

Oct 06, 2017 10:35 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes. Major structural damage.

Oct 05, 2017 05:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Oh so many! I suggested the seller tear it down

Oct 05, 2017 04:29 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Kyle.

      Due diligence and proper inspections will prevent "surprises".

Oct 05, 2017 01:44 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are always surprises.....there are sometimes surprises after a home inspection!!!!!!!

Oct 05, 2017 10:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That as-is doesn't mean as-is.  Oh, wait not a surprise.

Oct 05, 2017 09:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Definitely. I have purchased many properties at trustee sale auctions where interior inspections were not available.

Oct 05, 2017 08:43 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

"As is" is an open invitation to a party with a bucket full of surprises!

Oct 05, 2017 07:53 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No

Oct 31, 2019 01:50 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, never.

Oct 17, 2019 11:43 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, because there are far too many sellers that say "as is" but then they accept repair requests. So "as is" doesn't mean the same thing to everyone.

Oct 07, 2017 01:25 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Never

Oct 07, 2017 10:03 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Not so much, there has been a few.  I always expect the worse, when I find one that is not totally destroyed I get a smile on as I pass it on to my buyers.

Oct 07, 2017 02:53 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Pack rats infesting the walls.

Oct 06, 2017 08:36 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, the Trifecta: (1) Buried Oil Tank (2) Failed Septic & (3) Freeze Damage

Oct 06, 2017 04:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 06, 2017 04:54 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Personally? No

Oct 06, 2017 01:28 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not much, since the buyers have to ''investigate'' and inspect regardless of the condition of the property. Most properties in CA are sold ''as is''. 

Oct 06, 2017 11:01 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kyle Beers Not as long as everybody understands the ground rules of what a property being sold "As Is" means. Education is key.

Oct 06, 2017 10:20 AM
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Reginald Broaden
West Coast Realty LLC - Las Vegas, NV
REO,SHORT SALE & BPO SPECIALIST

No ,No reason to be surprised  most bank owned properties are purchased this way just do your due diligence and if need be reneoigiate your contract or pull out.

 

Thanks

Oct 06, 2017 01:18 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kyle Beers - well, 'AS-Is' is what is as-is.

Oct 05, 2017 09:24 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Sounds like Michael Jacobs has this topic covered! Again!!

Oct 05, 2017 09:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Selling as is properties has taught me to not be surprised what shows up after the contract or after the closing.

Oct 05, 2017 09:05 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have seen some at times.  But that is the way it is.

Oct 05, 2017 08:47 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO

Oct 05, 2017 07:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you know what you are doing and how good the agent is.

100% sales completed are as is. 

Oct 05, 2017 01:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No becasue every contract I di is subject to buyer approval of the inspection.

Oct 05, 2017 11:47 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Surprises - Yes.

Because of 'AS-IS"? No.

AS -IS is a tool available that does not OBLIGATE the seller to make repairs.

Oct 05, 2017 11:04 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NO, because whether buying or selling i check everything before so there are no surprises

Oct 05, 2017 10:52 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No.

Oct 05, 2017 09:49 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...if something is not disclosed it does not hold up AS-IS. The correct use of the intended is : AS-IS AS-DISCLOSED. After that, all surprises are your own

Oct 05, 2017 09:25 AM