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Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
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Because you can’t take their pond with you.

Apr 15, 2024 04:16 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
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Michael Elliott 

If a name is given, it is a pet. Maybe they are left behind because the new owners asked for them to leave.

Apr 15, 2024 04:57 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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We are required to leave them behind when we sell a home with a koi pond here... and we need to account for the number of koi at time of contract/offer. Of course, a buyer can always request that the koi not be left behind. Sellers can also exclude them from the sale up-front when they list.

Apr 15, 2024 08:33 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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because generally speaking they do not survive a move.  I've had a few clients get a new pond ready and attempt to transport them and they never survive.  

Apr 15, 2024 07:10 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I guess the owners decide whether or not they are pets or not Michael Elliott. Two years ago we rescued a 8 to 9 year old dog that the family deliberately left behind. BTW the dog is Baby that I've blogged about a few times and she is a wonderful dog.

Apr 15, 2024 08:12 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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My Koi were my pets until they were all eaten.  Since then, my pond is koiless.

Apr 15, 2024 06:49 AM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
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Well, I guess they are fish and fish are pets, haha.  Perhaps if a koi pond is built, they feel that the koi stay with the home since maybe their new home doesn't have a koi pond?

Apr 15, 2024 05:00 AM
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Alan May
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Maybe?

Apr 15, 2024 12:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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You have some good comments here.  I have nothing new to add Michael Elliott 

Apr 15, 2024 10:34 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
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They are pets and most likely would not survive if taken out of their habitat. Not sure if I would either, Michael! 

Apr 15, 2024 10:29 AM
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Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
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Koi could be pets. I have seen people leave cats and dogs behind in foreclosed houses. I think Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert and Tammy Lankford, gave the best most correct answers on this.

Apr 15, 2024 09:04 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow, I would say no they are not pets but now you have me wondering

Apr 15, 2024 08:54 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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I have had them left behind in their ponds with frogs.  Koi pond with all attachments & fish.

Apr 15, 2024 06:48 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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I don't think so.  All I know is they are delicious with drawn butter.

Apr 15, 2024 04:04 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I know people who consider fish pets.  It's not a pet I'd go for.

Apr 15, 2024 09:17 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Unless you have a pond you are moving to, why wouldn't you leave them?

Apr 15, 2024 09:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Your Koi are your own? hmmm  Don't know however they belong where they are, wherever that is

Apr 15, 2024 06:17 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
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they aren't pets in my book.

Apr 15, 2024 01:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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You can't take a Koi fish for a walk. If  the new home does not have a pool to which to move the Koi, they are left behind.

Apr 15, 2024 10:47 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I think it depends on the owner. I would consider them pets. We would need to have buyers and sellers agree if kois are not going to be left behind.

Apr 15, 2024 03:59 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Good question! I'm not sure, they could be as long as they are living with you and you are feeding and taking care of them.

Apr 15, 2024 06:57 PM
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Bob Crane
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They are more like decorations, should be left with the home.

Apr 15, 2024 06:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I'd be worried to move them if they were happy where they were . . . if the buyer insisted, I'd move them and if they wanted to keep them, that would also be fine.

Apr 15, 2024 04:18 PM