What Happened To The Draperies?

Draperies in a HomeWhen we’re working with buyers, we always do a final walk-through of the home just prior to closing.

We do this for a number of reasons: to make sure any agreed to repairs have been completed, to see that the home is in the same condition as it was when the contract was executed (normal wear and tear is acceptable), and to make sure that items that were supposed to remain in the home are still there.

The items that seem to come up missing most often are the curtains and draperies.

When this happens it’s not usually a case of the sellers being dishonest, it’s that they were not made aware that the curtains and drapes are considered Accessories in the TREC Promulgated Contract and supposed to remain in the home.  If a seller wants to retain them, they should be listed as excluded items in the contract.

We hate walking into a home for that final walk-through and hearing the buyers say, “What happened to the draperies?” These last-minute surprises can be avoided with a clearer understanding of what’s in the contract.

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Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

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