Zillow Advice: Home Selling - what could happen if seller has not removed contents from the home in time for closing? And buyer sa http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If you are to have possession ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ If you are to have possession at time of closing, and during the walk-thru you find they still have possessions in the home, you have two choices:<br/>1.&nbsp; Don't close (trust me, house will be empty in 2 hours)<br/>2.&nbsp; Request a credit to remove the belongings yourself<br/><br/>Good luck Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-26T12:53:00Z My boyfriend's attorney&nbsp;contacted ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ <p>My boyfriend's attorney&nbsp;contacted the judge yesterday because as of 12p she still had her contents in the house. They have an emergency hearing today at 1:30p.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-26T12:49:00Z That is one of the purposes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ That is one of the purposes of having a walk through.&nbsp; If you have a walk through and the property is not in the condition&nbsp;that is supposed to be according to the contract, you can escrow 3 times the sufficient amount to have the stuff professionally removed and let the seller pay for it. But whatever you do, do not close with the stuff in the house and no escrow, because you will be stuck with it and then have to dispose of it. Good luck! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T22:45:00Z Don't close until the contents ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ Don't close until the contents have been removed.&nbsp; After closing there is no incentive. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T21:05:00Z Major hoarders do indeed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ Major hoarders do indeed have problems moving and it wouldn't be surprising if she requested more time because she really doesn't know what to do.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; While it is your boyfriend's ex, he may have some reasons to pull out the beer and pizza to help the sale close.&nbsp;&nbsp; The agents need to be putting the pressure on the ex, also.&nbsp;&nbsp; As buyers, we always include a walk-through before closing to confirm the house is in the condition it was when we finished the inspections, and to confirm it is broom clean.<br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T17:53:00Z ...he had friends and family ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ ...he had friends and family help remove his items, but she would not allow them to remove her or thier&nbsp;children's belongings. Last night he hired 4 men to help her but they left after two hours.&nbsp;It was more than they could handle....on many levels. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T17:40:00Z Thanks everyone for your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ Thanks everyone for your replies thus far. I am posting this on behalf of my boyfriend (Seller). His ex wife&nbsp;is a MAJOR hoarder. She asked the buyer for an extension which they denied.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T17:33:00Z Usually the agents involved ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ Usually the agents involved can provide some guidance.&nbsp;&nbsp; Are you the seller or buyer?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Is there a reason you suspect that the seller isn't going to have removed contents from the property?&nbsp; (If you are the seller and the buyer isn't willing to offer an extension, hire some movers or buy a lot of pizza and beer for your friends to help).&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>Most recently when we bought there were two or three items left behind that may have been important but overlooked .&nbsp;&nbsp; Our agent contacted the sellers to ask if they wanted them, and then we left them on the front porch for pick up.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T17:21:00Z You'd have to check with ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ You'd have to check with the laws in your state on abandoned property. Also read your contract and see what it says. What state are you in? I can try to find a link to the law in your area. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T16:52:00Z ..and buyer says they are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ ..and buyer says they are unwilling to offer an extension and/or more time? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-could-happen-if-seller-has-not-removed-contents-from-the-home-in-time-for-closing-And-buyer-sa/440313/ 2012-04-25T15:41:00Z