Would you walk away from a buyer?
At one of the open houses I went to yesterday the seller said that an offer was made by someone who wanted to remove a staircase designed by Henry Magaziner, a local architect, preservationist and expert on Philadelphia ironwork. He seemed relieved that the sale fell through.
I looked at a house where the seller left the table at closing because the buyer said he was going to gut the house. My Realtor related another story where the seller stood up and said "You annoy me enough that I can't imagine you living in my house".
In the recent case, the seller wants to sell to someone who keeps the staircase, but not enough to reject the offer. But the house that I looked at that the seller did not want gutted--never sold. I offered on it two years ago.
Would you walk away just because you didn't like a buyer? I am living temporarily downstairs from the unit I sold and it's as if I never lived there--I am gone. I am glad the buyer liked it as is, but if I saw the kitchen in the dumpster, I am not sure I would be upset. I would think he was crazy but I wouldn't be offended...