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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.  I've replaced small items for out of town / state sellers.  Also always help the elderly with things that they can't do.  It's the little things and why not pay it forward?

Apr 11, 2015 11:43 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes, I had a older couple and it was no big deal. I do not do manual labor but will reach out and help someone that reminds me of my parents who should not be on a ladder.

Apr 11, 2015 02:58 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say that I have... I have recommended they do so, however!

Apr 11, 2015 10:24 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

I try to stay out of the repair business because of the liability.  Hire a handyman is the best way

Apr 11, 2015 10:02 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do it all the time. When I drive to the appraisal inspection for my sellers, I stop by Home depot to buy those alarms. I also have tools in my car to install them. I do it~ small price to avoid stress for everyone.

Apr 11, 2015 05:16 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are great gifts to give to your buyers, after closing.

Apr 11, 2015 02:53 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Rosemary Rizzitello I have never installed any. Usually, it is on the home inspectors list of things to discuss.

Apr 11, 2015 11:38 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Rosemary, we are just about to do so as the client has purchased two smoke alarms and we need to find out the best place to install them according to local code.

Apr 11, 2015 10:18 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not needed to do it but would do if necessary.

Apr 11, 2015 09:24 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

It is required by law here and we are always sure they are installed when we list a property.

Apr 11, 2015 09:05 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Always! I have become an expert...

Apr 11, 2015 03:01 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably, but I haven't.

Sep 22, 2018 08:34 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not me.

Apr 14, 2018 10:49 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

No - but I've referred them to a contractor or handyman depending on the need

Sep 09, 2017 04:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Rosemary -- I have a service that I recommend that can install/replace those items.  I'm not the most handy person and we're constantly reminded about liability in our business.   It's best handled by a professional -- even things that seem pretty simple.  

Apr 12, 2015 02:44 AM
Michael Layton
RE/MAX Desert Properties - Palm Springs, CA
Experience and Trust

Selling in a a resort community many of our sellers are out of the area.  We often help them out by buying new batteries or the actual detector (the minimum standard just changed here) and/or replacing them.  We only draw the line if it involves actually mounting something to the wall or climbing ladders or wiring (in the case of hard wired units) then we have a very reasonable handyman we recommend.

Apr 12, 2015 01:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my team members will help with that if the seller has already moved out....

Apr 12, 2015 01:45 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Costco 4 pack for like $25, install one in each bedroom and can come back on FHA apprasial if not present.  Yes, I have helped a client before this this chore :)

Apr 12, 2015 12:16 AM