Background: I am scheduled to close on the sale of my home on 7/30. We moved from MA to Florida earlier this year and have been dealing with things remotely. Our realtor is amazing. The buyers have been… interesting. At first, everything was great – they popped on it two days after it was on the market, waived inspection, had a $50K escalation clause, etc. We are selling our home “as is” – it passed Title V with flying colors but needs some cosmetic work, and the price is reflective of that.
Then the weirdness starts. After the P&S was signed, they started asking for things in the house that had been excluded (or were our belongings) – like another washer and dryer in the basement (we gifted them a brand-new, $3K set in the newly remodeled first floor bathroom), a ten-foot rubber tree in our dining room, a sculpture in our backyard (my husband’s artwork). I’m surprised they haven’t asked for the car we still have in the driveway (it is being driven down next week).
They are EXTREMELY aggressive about getting utility bills/expenses from us – including cable/internet (?!). Their agent has asked multiple times. I don’t see why this matters – the only number that is relevant is real estate taxes, because everything else is so wildly variant depending on personal usage.
The latest issue, and most concerning, is their realtor’s insistence that “the buyer is going to transfer the insurance policy into his name”. (This is from an email they sent to my realtor.) They have pushed this issue multiple times in the past few days. I checked with my insurer, and they said that this is not a “thing” – when the house is sold, I cancel the policy and they’ll need to get their own coverage. Despite my realtor sending them my screenshotted chats with my insurance company, they are insisting this is going to happen, and are demanding access so the insurance company can do a walk through (separate from the appraiser) – they also want to know if I’ve made claims on the policy, etc.
They’re also asking for access. There are no allowances for this in my P&S, and something about it is just setting off my radar.
I think they are looking for a reason – any reason – to get out of buying the house. What say you, r/realestate? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.