Buyer’s Agent: “Can You Please Send Me the Seller Disclosures?”

You’re a busy, well-prepared listing agent (OK, me) who has both uploaded the various Seller disclosures** to MLS, and provided hard copies in the “For Sale” home.

Nevertheless, the Buyer’s agent contacts you to ask that you send them that information directly.

When is that a reasonable request (IMHO)?

A. The Buyer’s agent couldn’t find the disclosures online.
B. The Buyer’s agent didn’t have time to look for them on MLS.
C. The Buyer’s agent forgot to take copies with them after the showing.
D. The Buyer’s agent is from out-of-town, and doesn’t have access to the local MLS.

Correct answer:  “D.”

Of course, in real life, good listing agents accommodate such requests regardless of the reason.

After all, their goal is to get the home sold . . .  🙂

**The list includes:  the Minnesota Seller’s Disclosure (or Waiver); an “As Is” Addendum (usually accompanies a disclosure waiver); and any municipal point-of-sale inspection, both the initial report as well as the Certificate of Approval, assuming the Seller has cleared any issues.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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