Jun 15, 2016
What stays and what goes? This is a regular question that many buyers and sellers do not know the answer to when it comes to selling or purchasing a home.
Buyers and sellers often misunderstand items that are included with the sale of a home – which can then lead to a challenging transaction and at times, unhappy clients. If you’re unaware of what items are included or excluded in the sale of a home – the St. Louis Board of Real Estate provides a section in the contract that lists in detail what’s included and excluded. By having a good understanding of how this approved contract is set-up and its general expectations, one can ensure a smooth and successful closing for both the buyer and seller.
Items often misunderstood by clients include audio/visual equipment and their wall mounts, window treatments, invisible fences and equipment for pets, decorative bathroom mirrors, refrigerators, swimming pool equipment and artificial fireplace logs.
The most common reasons for these misunderstandings are representations made by the agent or seller in marketing materials, a seller’s disclosure statement and MLS information. With all three of these items, the seller should identify his/her interest in including or excluding certain times with the sale of his/her home. If a seller wishes to exclude items listed on the standard inclusion form, they MUST put them in writing in the inclusions/exclusions section of the sales contract. If there is any doubt, list it in this section!
Buyers and sellers always have a perception of what stays and what goes with the sale of a home. Often, it is incorrect. There should always be a discussion with your agent regarding what is and what is not included prior to entering into a contract for the sale of a home. This will make for a more pleasant experience for all parties involved.
Led by third-generation owner Stafford Manion, Gladys Manion, Inc. is a boutique agency specializing in luxury St. Louis real estate along the central corridor.
Jun 2, 2016
Gladys Manion Real Estate announces the launch of its new mobile app allowing users to access homes for sale in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.
The newly launched mobile app has a user-friendly navigation home screen with built-in GPS technology to locate users and display listings in their immediate area. Users can search by address, city and zip code to see property details on homes for sale in a specific area – including a home’s price and square footage to its tax history, features and photos. The advanced search option allows users to narrow their search by price range, number of beds and baths, distance and property type.
Other app highlights include the ability to view open houses, search for new listings, see price changes and save favorite properties.
The mobile app works on all major mobile devices and is available to download from app stores including iTunes and Google Play. To download the app, visit app.gladysmanion.com/manion or text Manion to 87778.
Gladys Manion Real Estate partnered with Smarter Agent – a leader and pioneer in mobile real estate app development— to offer clients and potential home buyers the opportunity to easily house hunt while on the go
About Gladys Manion Real Estate
Gladys Manion Real Estate was founded in 1936 by the late Gladys Manion. Now led by her grandson, Stafford H. Manion, the boutique agency located in Clayton is celebrating their 80th anniversary as the leader in luxury residential real estate in the St. Louis market.