I have a closing this week. It is a short sale. I work for the buyers who are located in another state.
Since they are not here at the moment I did a walk through of the home yesterday. A few minor housekeeping issues but nothing out of the ordinary that I could see. I did take pictures to document the current condition and forwarded those to the buyers.
Still I heard a comment from someone yesterday that "after all it is a short sale." Being the diplomat I can be (did not say "always am") I remarked homes need to be "clean" when vacated.
And here I say it to all sellers...
So, when selling your home there should be no difference in the condition you leave it in regardless of sale type - standard sale or short sale.I am not proposing a sanitized, sterile condition rather no trash, no food, no filth clean. Be courteous and considerate.
Besides, it is the best housewarming gift a seller could leave - even with a short sale.