Relocate to Wisconsin : Know Your Boundaries Please...Agents and Sellers...

Know Your Boundaries Please...Agents and Sellers...

     We are showing property this weekend...we have sold the Buyers they have no home sale contingency which is sooo not acceptable in our market of "Thinventory" and off we go to look for the house that this family will call home. They had been using our "magic" search for quite a while to see what the market had to can home searchregister for it too with password protection to change the perameters of your search anytime you here...and welcome !

   This family was on a search for a minimum of four bedrooms ....and room for their children to play...quiet places for parents...the school district they preferred...close to their family. Updated and newer construction was a preference and the hunt was on !

     As the holiday weekend began, up popped a house...with the "right number" of beds and baths....and WOW ...3 out buildings and a lot that looked as though it went on forever ! Therein is the question...where is the beginning and the end surveyof this lot....a call to the agent with answers that the three out buildings were included and no idea where the beginning and end were.....No it wasn't where the grass was was bigger...but...maybe just on the north side...or was it...Oh golly gee...."maybe" the Sellers have a survey and they are out of town for the weekend.  

    When we sell homes in a subdivision the "usual" lot line is the utility box...roughly...and until or if a survey is acceptable this is an acceptable sight line for most buyers.

  red flag   When you are selling a property that is "a little bit country" a good prepared and have a survey...or at the very least a "flagged" lot line that can be more distinctly defined at a later date.

     You would want to know what you were buying if you were a buyer...make it easier for the Buyer to decide if this is the house with the country lot that they want to call home.

    If you or anyone you know is looking to list or buy property in southeastern the Hansons..we are honored to be of service.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 11 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • September 05 2016 06:44AM


That has to be frustrating for both you and the potential buyers. I hope it all gets straightened out soon. It would be nice if this is their dream home and it all works out!

Posted by Karen Hellier, Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia (Freelance Writer) over 1 year ago

Oh, I can totally relate to your frustration!  I showed one last week that the sellers didn't have a survey, no flags and the agent hadn't a clue!  The problem is,  the buyers that Offer with no thoughts on the lot lines, then wind up having issues when they are doing their Due Diligence.  It just makes so much sense to be uber-prepared when you're listing property...period! Good luck finding these buyers something quickly!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Sally and David -- the issue you describe is not as common in our area but your post underscores the value of working with a local, knowledgeable real estate professional who can "ask the right answers".

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

So many listing agents don't ask the right questions to their sellers before listing. We were showing a condo the other day where we have sold many times and the agent insisted that the community wa gated and had tennis courts. Of course she's never been there, yet she got the listing???

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 1 year ago

This is a very good story to share. Knowing the lot lines is material element of any real estate transaction.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Sally and David, this is a great idea when there are large lots.  

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Well Sally I have bought LOTS without a survey, but had a survey contingency in the offer. That  worked for me.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) over 1 year ago

I just had a seller do this and they did cut it close. But we did it Sally K. & David L. Hanson . Good luck with your clients

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

Sally and David being prepared and ready is wise in every thing we do, especially when it comes to selling a home.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David.  Yes, it would be nice to have an idea of how big the lot is and where the boundaries are.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Sally and David- I could see where it would be frustrating when the listing agent can't tell you where the boundaries are.  They need to know what they're selling. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago