Go Pro Systems: Advise Your Clients Not to Let Buyers Move in Before Closing

Advise Your Clients Not to Let Buyers Move in Before Closing

Most of the time when we buy something, we do not get to take possession of it until we have paid for it. Unless there is some kind of rent-to-own agreement in place, a seller will normally hold onto an item or a house until they have received payment. However, there are exceptions to every rule. In rare cases in real estate, a seller may end up allowing a buyer to move in before closing.

As a real estate professional, you may have experienced or heard of a colleague experiencing some kind of glitch where things do not go as planned and closing is pushed back or the transaction is cancelled altogether. With that in mind, it is in your best interest to advise a seller not to allow a buyer to live in or otherwise access the house before closing.

What sometimes happens is a buyer has what seems like a perfectly reasonable request or they ask for what seems like a small favor. For example they may ask if furniture they purchased be put in an empty house prior to closing. Well, we all know how expensive it is to buy a home, and storage is not free, but what happens if deliverymen damage the property? Or the buyer may ask to move in before closing because they have nowhere to live. If need be, help them find a hotel, but do not let them stay in the property because if something unexpected happens, the seller still owns it.  While it is nice to be nice, it just makes sense that a buyer can only use the house as they wish, once the paperwork is completed and they own it.

There are any number of possible scenarios in which letting a buyer move in before the deal is sealed can backfire. There are also any number of insurance issues that can crop up and as was mentioned, the seller owns the house until the buyer signs all of the paperwork, so anything that happens until then is the responsibility of the seller.



Comment balloon 66 commentsJerry Mcclellan • July 06 2010 01:43PM


Nancy Regan had it right..."Just Say No"

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

I agree, you wouldn't eat the food at the grocery store until you had checked out either; It (whatever the case may be) isn't yours until it's yours.

Posted by Valerie Almanzar, MBA (Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Have buyers move using a PODS and have the PODS delivered to the property AND the buyers live in a motel/hotel or with friends.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for your comments guys.

Wallace, PODS are a great Idea. I will have to remember that. thanks

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

Jon, Great post and such very important advice!  I have suggested for a feature.  Apply the phrase "It ain't over till the fat lady sings" to all things dealing with finance.  There is absolutely no way anyone can guarantee there will be no issue with the final funding of a loan.  Did the buyers go buy something over the weeked?  Guess what, we are pulling credit at the last minute...the deal would very likely be delayed if not dead.

Posted by Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin, C2 Financial (C2 Financial) almost 9 years ago

I cannot imagine a legitimate situation where the buyer would move in before the closing...too many things could go wrong. Insurance, for example, is just one of many.

Posted by John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA (E3 Green HOMES) almost 9 years ago

Indeed.  Permitting a buyer to move in before settlement puts the entire transaction at risk.

Risk that they will change their mind, EEEEKKKKKK!!!

Risk that their loan will be withdrawn by the lender (yes that can happen) and they can't close.

Risk that they will lose their job and don't want to move until they have a new job.

Risk, risk, risk.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Can you say liability?

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) almost 9 years ago

I have to say, I've never had that issue come up for me.  Well- maybe - once on a rental...but that's another story.  But I can't imagine an agent who would allow any of the above. 

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) almost 9 years ago

Yes Lenn, Risk, risk, risk and still it happens. I don't understand why but it does.

Thanks for your comments guys. Thank your Deborah

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

As the listing agent, I'm not even fond of allowing the buyer to move their "stuff" into the garage...  the liability is huge on both sides, and can result in all sorts of bad stuff.

As the buyer's agent, I'd rather review all sorts of other alternatives, before suggesting early posession, or even rent-back.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 9 years ago

Alan is right.

I just bring folks to my house. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I agree Alan, buyers agents should use alternatives like Wallacs's Idea with the PODS and Hotels.

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

Jon: I totally agree with you. I won't say it never works out, but it rarely works out, and it can cause so many worms to leave the can I can't even tell you!

Posted by Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor, If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow. (Conifer Homes) almost 9 years ago

Jon - There are way too many liabilities when buyer's move in before closing or seller's who move out after closing.  Buyer's need to move in after they own it and seller's need to move out before they close on it.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 9 years ago

I always advise my buyers to have a moving back-up plan.  If they are up against the end of their rent, with the landlord waiting for the keys, I recommend that they talk with family members or prepare to get a hotel for a couple of days. 

Always, always, always have a back-up plan.  Be prepared for temporary housing.  Be prepared for storing your belongings on the moving truck for a night.  Be prepared.

And yet, some buyers will expect the seller to come to their rescue and let them stay at the home until closing.  Ridiculous.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I absolutely never let a buyer move in early.  I only did this once and the seller ended up having tax liens he thought he had cleared up. In the meantime, the buyer moved in and started complaining about every little detail that was wrong with the house from a cupboard door that squeeked to a shower with low water pressure.  It finally closed, but not without a lot of headaches.

Posted by Lee Ann Obenauer (Metro Roberts Realty) almost 9 years ago

Wow! close call Lee. Things could have gone very pear shaped.

Thank you all for your comments.

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

That is an accident waiting to happen.  Like most of us, I have a horror story relating to this subject.

Posted by Keith McMullin, Port Aransas Real Estate (Port Aransas Realty) almost 9 years ago

This is great advise and as many of the comments have indicated - you are just asking for trouble.

Sarasota Florida

Posted by Charlottesville Choice Homes (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

I think that all of this comes about with an inexperienced agent that does not explain this to the buyers ahead of time.  It is definitely asking for trouble.  I have had situations where someone brought their lawn mower, gas grill, and snow blower to put in the garage the day before, but that was only because the moving company would not move those items.  Interim occupancy and rent backs are a risk to both sides and should be avoided at all costs.  Thank you for sharing!

Keep smiling,


Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) almost 9 years ago

I agree that there are rare instances where it works out but just to give the flip side of the discussion, allowing a buyer to move in probably saved my deal.  I had a short sale listing with B of A (I'm sure you can see where this is going) and needless to say they took forever.  The buyer had to either give notice or renew his lease for a year. We did a formal lease agreement prior to closing and allowed him to be in the home.  The "short" delay ended up taking 3 months and there is absolutely no way the buyer would have still been around had he not already been living there and loving it.  This was a very rare occasion in which I was agreeable to  the lease prior to close but just thought I'd share an instance in which it did work out. 

Posted by Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent (Vista Sotheby's International) almost 9 years ago

Congrats Keith, but it really is a rare occasion when it works out.

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

I've been burned by this before, so I agree 100%!!

Posted by Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR (RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS) almost 9 years ago

I try to never allow my clients to move in early.  I have in the past needed to do this and I have always had a seperate contract for the rental. But overall I agree

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) almost 9 years ago

Thank you for bringing up this very important message.  So many things could happen.  I know an agent in New York whose seller let someone store furniture in their gargare.  Day before closing list agent drives by the house and can not find it.  She then quickly realize that the buyers had installed a second floor to the home, illegally, without anyones knowledge.  The buyers stated they wanted to get if finished before they closed because they wanted to rent it out.  What a nightmare.  They did end up closing the deal but it cost the buyers.

Posted by Kari Battaglia, PA, Selling Florida Gulf Coast Lifestyle (Keller Williams Realty Gold) almost 9 years ago

Not just don't move in, but don't let them do any work on the property either.  Even "sweat equity only" brush clearing is an expensive experience if the sale falls through.

Posted by Michael Kwiatkowski (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

This is a great post, I do like the pods idea. It is funny how on almost every transaction the buyers will always ask if they can move in early. This is a rule that I will not break, I have heard too many horror stories.

Posted by Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz, TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga ((909) 973-0410 ) almost 9 years ago

As an agent who has had to do this in the past, I have to disagree that it's always a bad idea. I understand in some cases it can be a huge risk, but cross your t's and dot your i's on paper. Sometimes, it'll be fine.

We bought and sold a house about a year ago (and I was the agent for both transactions). The house we purchased was vacant, so the sellers allowed us to lease it with a TAR form, we paid a hefty deposit, pet deposit, and paid rent per day (equal to the current mortgage value per day). Closing actually got pushed back two weeks, so we paid an additional two weeks in rent to the seller. Our deposits were refunded to us at closing, the seller got to keep the rent checks, and we got to go ahead and move out of the current house so the buyer could take possesion, and didn't have to stay in a hotel for weeks while waiting for our home to close. I think our situation was a win, win, win for all parties involved. Don't you?

Posted by Andrea Peters (Cortiers Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Andrea I think you are one of the exceptions to the rule. in most cases it can hurt the buyer, the seller, you and your reputation when things go wrong. Unless you are 100% sure and all your i's are dotted and t's are crossed I would not finish a deal this way.

Thank you all for your comments and thank you AR for giving us this platform to share.

Pass it forward.

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

Jon, in hindsight, it's possible that things went well partially because I busted my behind to make sure everything went as planned, and because it was my own home and reputation on the line.

There are few situations where I would be comfortable with that liability though, I'll admit.

Posted by Andrea Peters (Cortiers Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Jon - While I'm not a Realtor, as a mortgage gal in the Conejo Valley, I can honestly say that this is a HUGE NO!  After eight years in the mortgage biz, I can't say I have ever had a client that was even allowed to do this even though a few did ask it was always - NO!  Can't say I've heard of this being a problem here in the Ventura/Conejo Valley but then again, I'm not a Realtor.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) almost 9 years ago

I'm gonna frame this one:

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) almost 9 years ago

Sounds like we all have our own or have heard horror stories about this one. I agree, too risky....

Posted by Peggy Campbell (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Once a buyer's offer is accepted, a strange thing happens... they think the home is theirs!

Posted by Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers (3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA) almost 9 years ago

So true.  I have had to referee some major mishaps because of this.  I strongly discourage it as it rarely turns out ok.

Posted by Atlanta and Florida Homes for Sale, Atlanta and Florida VIP Realtor (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) almost 9 years ago

Yes yes.....I would never allow a seller to let the buyers move in. But....right now I have buyers in their new house waiting for their loan to fund, OVER A MONTH LATE AND NO LOAN DOCS. I'm grateful the listing agent let them move in.....but I would never have allowed it from a listing side.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 9 years ago


I had buyers plead and beg with me to ask the seller to let them move in earlier. I told them no and explained that "it ain't over til it's over." Thank goodness because a totally unexpected last minute appraisal issue reared its ugly head and the deal fell apart.

Posted by Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) almost 9 years ago

Jon, I have had that question asked of me a few times and I always tell them no.  I even have some clients ask me if it would be okay to store some of their things in the garage... Again I say no!

If something should happen inside the home before it closed, who is liable... likewise in the garage.  if someone were to break in and steal something, who is liable.

Not a good idea.... wait until it officially closes at the registry office and your lawyer hands you the keys!

Have a great day1

Posted by Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent, REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results! (BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE) almost 9 years ago

I also do not like the sellers who want to hang around for days, weeks or months after the closing. I much prefer a "clean" sale. At closing the seller gives the buyers the keys and possession of the home. I have nightmares about a retiree seller staying in the home one more day, slipping in the bathtub (that was maintained by HIM) and dying from a concussion. Then having his children sue the poor buyer for negligence when he never even had been in the home except to tour it and do his inspections. Even if insurance pays for the suit, in all likelihood, here in Florida they would then cancel the new buyer's policy.

Folks, if you want to sell your home, then sell it! Period. Spend that first night in a hotel if you can't leave town that soon.

How would you feel if I sold you my car but I wanted to drive it for one more month with you paying for the insurance and  being liable for any one I killed while driving it? Not to mention the damage that I did to it. Makes no sense to me.

Posted by John Elwell, You Deserve a Full-Time Agent, Not Reduced Results (CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

I get calls all the time from buyer who just want to move into the short sale before it closes, and want my opinion. Unfortunately, the truth hurts.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 9 years ago

Ahhhh, so many cautionary tales, so little time ...

How about the guy who let the buyer move in to the house they were purchasing in a short sale, then allowed the buyer to improve the property to the tune of $25,000? And then (wait for it ...) the deal didn't go through.

Thankfully, I was nowhere near this deal -- an agent who formerly hung his license with us.

Rarely is early occupancy an acceptable option. Perhaps only with loan docs signed, buyers money deposited with escrow, buyers initial deposit prereleased to seller and non-refundable, proof of homeowners' insurance in place with rental rider firmly attached, proof of utilities on in buyer's name, dislosures out your ears ... then maybe, just maybe ...

Nah. Not even then.

Posted by Brian Bean, Homeowner Advocate, Dream Big Team, S.Calif (The Dream Big Team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Champions) almost 9 years ago

I have the exact deal as commenter #22, good old B of A has given a verbal approval and the buyer had to close on their home in order to buy this one.  They moved in today and we will close very very soon.

I myself had early possession when I bought my home.  I lived here two weeks before closing.  We are still here and still love our home.

Perhaps because of my own experience I was okay with the B of A one.  And the homeowner suggested the move!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Way too risky these days, especially with the lending guidelines and waiting on pins and needles until final underwriting approval.

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) almost 9 years ago

My broker tells the PERSONAL story in her early years of real estate, when her client was talked into just such a situation by the buyer over Christmas holiday.  My broker warned and warned them not to allow early move in...but the Seller just couldn't do it over Christmas...and the new owners used a turkey fryer to make the holiday dinner and you can guess the rest.  The whole place burned down BEFORE COE.  No house, no loan...no sale.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 9 years ago

I always strongly advise against this though I have had a few sellers agree to it against my recommendations.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

i think Cara has the best example of why not to allow buyers in prior to closing!

Posted by Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions) almost 9 years ago

It happened to me and now there is NO way a buyer will move in before closing again. The lender called and advised there was a small glitch and the loan would not fund in time to close and they did not allow dry closings. Monday would be the day it would close...It's Friday afternoon and he proceeds to ask if the buyer can set his furniture because the moving trucks were "on their way" and his family had scheduled time off to help the buyer move...Sounded like a reasonable request right? Until I get a call the Saturday morning from the buyer agent advising that the A/C quit working...I ride out to the house and the whole family had taken refuge in the house..Grilling steaks in the house and everything..I called out an A/C tech that is a friend and he came out. SO glad it was only a minor part that went out. It really made me think!!

Posted by Darryl Brasseur (Brasseur Realty) almost 9 years ago

Jon, It’s relatively common for sellers to rent back … buyers moving in before the close … NOT … Not on my watch. Way to much risk and liability!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 9 years ago
As difficult as it is to get someone out of the house I can't see why someone would take this risk. Deals fall apart all the time.
Posted by Nathan Tutas, Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Wow, guys. Thanks you for all the comments, great reading, great advice.

@ Cara - I think that has to be the worst case. I cant imagine something like that. wow.

Posted by Jerry Mcclellan (Goprosystems) almost 9 years ago

Jon......most excellent timing on your post...for me

I was ready to consider letting a buyer move things in or move-in altogether. Never mind the details except to say that everything makes sense at this time. In the interest of bending over backwards, exceptional customer service and good word of mouth, I was leaning toward doing it. After reading your post and the its most excellent comments, there will be no moving in before COE at this time.

Thank you and your commentators


Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Like my mother always said"if it isn't yours, don't touch it!".  It's not yours until the deed is recorded and fun ds are disbursed, so move along little doggie.

Posted by Kyle Jan, Phoenix AZ Homes for Sale almost 9 years ago


I have had buyers that wanted to do that.. I have had sellers that thought it was a good idea.  I've only actually had it happen once and it went fine, but I do not believe it's a good idea.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 9 years ago

Good afternoon Jon,

Excellent post..it is not a good idea to allow buyers to move in before closing esepecially in the current mortgage crisis!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 9 years ago


We have all heard way too many stories, or suffered from personal experience, about what can happen when a buyer moves in before closing. The problems may be few in number but they will be large in size. The idea of giving a buyer a "free trial period" to find out what they don't like about the house is a real turn-off.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) almost 9 years ago


great post..I've had several requests from buyers who've asked to move in prior to closing but have always advised my seller clients of the many risks associated with allowing this. I have had it happen once due to circumstances that would be an entire post. I did however insist that my clients protect themselves through a lease agreement.

Posted by Colin Moody (HCo Properties) almost 9 years ago


Great post. It seems like I am getting this question more and more. Nothing seems to close on time any more... I always advise my sellers to not let the buyers move in early for all of the reasons I have seen up above.  I recently had a deal fall through the day before closing. You just never know!


Posted by Susan almost 9 years ago


Great post. It seems like I am getting this question more and more. Nothing seems to close on time any more... I always advise my sellers to not let the buyers move in early for all of the reasons I have seen up above.  I recently had a deal fall through the day before closing. You just never know!


Posted by Susan almost 9 years ago

This is ansinine! There are many legitimate reasons for a buyer to move in before closing. As long as the buyer has proved themselves, then the seller should entertain the idea. For instance, I myself am moving to a city to go to college. I have already ahd an inspection, paid the title company, had an appraisal done, and have been approved for the loan. The problem? The lender wants to see two weeks worth of paystubs from my new job that I am transferring to (have worked with the company for about three years). How am I suppposed to work somewhere when I don't live there yet?! Finding a rental that will let you rent for only two to three weeks is asking for a miracle. Heck, it's nearly impossible to find a place that will let you rent monthly! Bottom line, if the buyer is shelling out cash, then that means they want the damn house! Why would I waste close to THREE THOUSAND dollars in travel, appraisal, title, and inspection just to walk away??? THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE!!! Before all this home buying mess, lenders and sellers were just giving things away and being waaaay too lenient. Now, not even a decent, hard-working American who has all their ducks in a row will be treated fair. C'mon!

Posted by Tamara almost 9 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  My realator has suggested that I let the buyer move in before closing.  I'm rather mad that she even suggested the idea to me,  She made it sound like it was a simple and good thing to do.

Unhappy in Seattle

Posted by Harold almost 9 years ago

Tamara, I will likely be in the same position that you find yourself. I will be starting a new job, and will not be able to close prior to one or two paychecks. That means that I will have to figure out how to manage for a month - where will I put all my furniture? Where will I sleep? Sure, putting things in storage for a month and staying in a hotel for a month are all options, but the seller could just as easily be the one putting things in storage and living in a hotel with the way real estate is now. In this market, I think sellers should entertain the idea of preclosing possession with a contract drawn up by an experienced real estate attorney to make things more convenient for the buyer. I asked my agent to ask the sellers if they would consider this arrangement, and they said they needed the money from the sale before they are able to move. I wonder if they knew I would not make an offer on their home otherwise if they would suddenly become creative in figuring out how to make all of this work? I guess it depends on how badly they wish to sell.

Posted by Veronica over 8 years ago

I am amazed that Buyer Agents continue to ask that question - Period!   I just had a call a couple of days ago and it went like this.  Hi Teri, I need you to make me a hero and let my clients move in as they are older, have closed escrow on their home and are living in a hotel.   The "make me a hero" part has stuck in my mind for a few days now and just yesteday I received another call from the agent who now asks for his clients to just get in and clean. 

Of course, the answer is still no....but the Make Me a Hero will stick in my mind for many years to come.  Don't make the other agent a hero at the expense anyone! 

Posted by Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty (Compass) over 8 years ago

Never never never let the buyer move in early or place any of their property in your home while you are still the owner.  I had a friend who sold her house and the buyer wanted to store some things in her attic before closing and moving in.   She said no.  Good thing since later the buyer initiated a baseless lawsuit stating my friend had failed to disclose things on the sellers disclosure.  Not only did she not do anything like this but the buyer had their own inspector in who found nothing wrong with the house.  They wanted my friend to give them $100,000 and take the house back.  I can only imagine what would have happened if she allowed them to store belongings in her home prior to closing and her being out - all of the sudden the belongings would have come up damaged or missing and they would of course be expensive items.   I think this couple was looking for a  lawsuit before they even moved in because they figured out that my friend had money.  Turned out when we ran an investigation on them pre-trial that they had a history of filing lawsuits.  

On another note, those of you who are realators have no business asking your clients to do this thereby placing them in legal jeapordy all because you are trying to make a sale.   The answer should ALWAYS BE NO!

Posted by Jess over 7 years ago
So what if my listing agent knows that the buyers agent advised his clients to move into our home that it was a bank owned property .....in fact it's NOT we own it.... So we now have a new fridge lol.... Can i sue
Posted by Dirty realtor over 7 years ago

Jon, I just had a selling agent ask if the buyers could install carpet the day before they close?  The request always seem reasonable until something blows up.

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) almost 7 years ago