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Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

seller can pay the bill.... I'd make arrangements to have it done....

Dec 26, 2018 04:54 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,266
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... it is not part of my job to pay for maintenance on a client's home. What does being out of town have to do with it? You can arrange for the job and have them billed directly.

Dec 27, 2018 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,553,278
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Slippery slope.

Dec 26, 2018 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,744
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

This subject would have been broached at listing. A phone call and their credit card gets it done.

Dec 26, 2018 06:22 PM
Ambassador
5,032,656
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Seller can pick the company, pay for it, and I would coordinate.

Dec 26, 2018 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I''d find the company to do this job. 

Payment to be done by owners via credit card. 

Happy Holidays. 

Dec 26, 2018 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

No, I would not.  I would suggest to them to have this done, show them the estimate, and supervise it getting done.  That is plenty of donation on your part.  A

Dec 26, 2018 04:25 PM
Ambassador
5,202,100
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

The seller can pick up the tab with a credit card!

Dec 26, 2018 08:45 PM
Rainer
352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

No, would not for many reasons including the liability for damage.  I don’t pay for work to be done on anyone’s home other than my own.  Why would we do that? 

Dec 26, 2018 07:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the cost, most likely I would let the seller pay for it though.

Dec 26, 2018 06:16 PM
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2,415,715
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would certainly recommend someone who could do the work for them. If they can't afford to do that, they could get out there with a bucket of hot soapy water, a bottle of Dawn, a sponge and a ladder. The end result would probably be similar.

Dec 26, 2018 04:57 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Can the Seller afford to pay for it?

Dec 26, 2018 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
5,191,627
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Probably not. I would put them in contact with a vendor so they could arrange it and pay for it. I would offer to inspect after the job is completed. In an extreme situation, may ask a vendor to defer payment until closing!

Dec 27, 2018 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,088,137
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

No. I would give them a list of vendors to call for quotes and tell them to pick one then work out payment via credit card.

Dec 26, 2018 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
536,943
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have supervised things for sellers to make sure they get done.   Most clients ask for recommendations. I give the a couple of numbers to call and let them make the arrangements.

Dec 26, 2018 07:21 PM
Rainer
133,344
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

No problem. I have a good friend who doses that for a living. 

Dec 26, 2018 05:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,775,621
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If the proper situation presented itself...I remain open to explore it

Dec 26, 2018 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,373,176
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

NO! but I may do it myself for half the price that a professional would charge.

Dec 27, 2018 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,444
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No but they need to do it. Whether they live in town or not is irrelevant--this is an electronic age and most vendors will take credit card payment over the phone.

Open your pocket at the get = it will not stop.

Dec 27, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

Dec 27, 2018 06:54 AM
Ambassador
2,157,678
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, I would help them find someone who can do it if they chose to go that route. 

Dec 27, 2018 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,851,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would make that suggestion and then it would be up to the seller.

Dec 27, 2018 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,333
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I would suggest a contractor.

Dec 27, 2018 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,848,840
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I can find someone to do it, but think the Sellers should pay for it.

Dec 29, 2018 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Maybe, but need more info first

Dec 28, 2018 06:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Agree with Barbara.

Dec 28, 2018 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,158
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Like Barbara Todaro said, I'd make the arrangements to have it done, but they can pay the bill.  That's what I've done with my out of town landlords.

Dec 27, 2018 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,899,178
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends on the client.

 

Dec 27, 2018 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
15,741
Jennifer Hunter
Southern Tradition Real Estate - West Fork, AR
Realtor servicing NW Arkansas

Offer up a few names of people you trust that do that type of service. Most reasonable sellers will take your trusted advise. Good luck! 

Dec 27, 2018 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
897,828
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would not pay for it, but would offer to help make it happen.

Dec 27, 2018 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on the 'certainty of closing.'

IN most cases I would not hesitate to invest in making a home much more appealing for very little cost.

But, when the dude operating the pressure wand cuases paint seperation, there will be some 'splaining' to do.

Dec 27, 2018 10:38 AM
Ambassador
3,339,059
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I'll manage the process - seller pays. 

Dec 27, 2018 09:36 AM