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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I thought that was standard? (Movers not transporting chemicals.)

We have hazardous/chemical waste sites across the Metro for them to take the chemicals to for disposal.

Feb 01, 2020 09:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

That seems common.  A good moving company would likely have recommendations on how to handle or an excellent real estate agent/broker will be able to suggest alternative methods of "moving".  

Feb 01, 2020 08:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

This is a known rule so I share they need to have a disposal plan or offer them to the buyer as a "starter kit" along with the leftover paint.

Feb 01, 2020 09:03 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

That's industry standard here and people either take it themselves, throw it out or donate it to a neighbor who can use it.

Feb 01, 2020 09:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Dispose of the chemicals following local regulations.

Feb 01, 2020 10:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've never heard of such a thing Will Hamm 

Feb 01, 2020 09:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would say this is Standard Operating Procedure...what is seller doing with chemicals?  Do they a lab in their home?  A

Feb 01, 2020 12:10 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Get a hold of the city to see when they have a disposal date.

Feb 01, 2020 11:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I wouldn't tell them anything... their moving company is their business and their choice. But as far as I know, no moving company wants to move chemicals.... it's a hazard.

Feb 01, 2020 10:41 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

This is standard, tell them to get with it. In case any of that stuff spills & ruins their stuff. It's common sense.

Feb 01, 2020 03:42 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

If you're storing hazardous chemicals, you have to move them in your own vehicle or dispose of them prior to the move. Moving them in your own vehicle may cause problems interstate.

Feb 01, 2020 12:40 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most moving companies maintain a list of items they won't or can't transport.

Here's a standard example from Able's website.

Feb 01, 2020 12:35 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What your question just said...perhaps the seller has a solution (pun)

Feb 01, 2020 11:23 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no moving companies will transport any chemicals.... 

they need to call a company that disposes of chemicals and hazardous waste..... must be removed from property by a company that specializes in that..... 

Feb 02, 2020 12:12 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Moving companies are not, nor have they ever been, companies that deal with hazardous waste.  Most cities have sites for people to drop off chemicals, hazardous waste and biohazards. 

Feb 02, 2020 08:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Take them to a disposal site. Been that way for years!

Feb 02, 2020 05:14 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I suggest that people give away EVERYTHING that is not sentimental.

Cheaper to rebuy it than to move it.

Feb 02, 2020 01:41 AM