Is it ok to have direct communication with a seller?We are under contract for a short sale. The seller has some items they would like to sell (pool, gazebo, dining table etc). They do not want these items to be part of the house sale negotiation and want cash. We are fine with that but I am concerned with how to go about negotiating these things. My husband has the sellers number (we met him at showing and inspection). Is it ok to talk about this stuff? What are some reasons this might not be a good idea?November 16 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.