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  Reply # 1479444 26-Jan-2016 22:34
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I would have thought security would come into it. My garages are filled with cars, tools and boxes of things I've bought. Anyone seeing what's inside my garage would know exactly where to find things. 

 

When I sell cars I never allow anyone to meet at my house for similar reasons. That and making the garage tidy enough for photo's would take a fair bit of time, I'd rather just post a picture of the floor plans. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1479458 26-Jan-2016 23:15
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at least add garage or workshop to the trademe search keywords


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  Reply # 1479490 27-Jan-2016 00:08
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I think the main reason is most garages are filled with junk, and people don't actually use them for cars. So they don't photograph well. But there are exceptions. 

 

Many of these realestate photos these days are making heavy use of HDR, and some of the photos coming out look like paintings as a result. 


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  Reply # 1479959 27-Jan-2016 16:19
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The most annoying thing I found is that a lot of properties I've gone to open homes for, I haven't even been able to look in the garage, it's been locked and I'd have to make a special request to the owner to get inside it (and usually the answer is no and blank incomprehension).


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  Reply # 1479984 27-Jan-2016 16:30
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The most annoying thing I found is that a lot of properties I've gone to open homes for, I haven't even been able to look in the garage, it's been locked and I'd have to make a special request to the owner to get inside it (and usually the answer is no and blank incomprehension).

 

 

 

 

Never had that problem, maybe that only occurs in Auckland where there is a lot of buyers who will buy things unseen.


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This is Christchurch. 4 open homes I've been to have had their garages locked. I asked the agent about 2 of them and both times they were just like "sorry I can't get the keys". Both of those homes I viewed twice and put in offers, still without seeing inside the garage.




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  Reply # 1480031 27-Jan-2016 17:10
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Wow. I'd walk without a further word if I wasn't allowed to see the garage.

 

Cheers - N (Chch as well)


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  Reply # 1480033 27-Jan-2016 17:11
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Particually chch where it might have massive cracking across the slab or something.





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  Reply # 1480038 27-Jan-2016 17:16
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Well that's were declaration, EQC and builders reports come into it.

 

I've actually just gone unconditional on one of the places I mentioned. Still haven't seen the inside of the garage. Just going off what I've seen through the windows, EQC reports and the theory that if they've hidden something major then I can challenge it.




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  Reply # 1480043 27-Jan-2016 17:18
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So they let a builder in the garage to check it out, but not the person that conditionally agreed to give them hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy the place!?

 

I'm not sorry to say I think that's bonkers of them to do that, and equally crazy for ANY buyer to agree to.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1480102 27-Jan-2016 17:53
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This is Christchurch. 4 open homes I've been to have had their garages locked. I asked the agent about 2 of them and both times they were just like "sorry I can't get the keys". Both of those homes I viewed twice and put in offers, still without seeing inside the garage.

 

 

 

 

That is terrible service. Agents don't have to do too much as it is for a buyer, except be 'fair', as they are acting for the seller. But not letting someone see the garage is hardly 'fair' , and I suspect they aren't telling your the truth that they 'all' can't get the keys for all the garages. That is rubbish. They should be reported, as that isn't good service, and unless they are they will keep doing it. Otherwise you could put in an low offer and say it excludes the garage, as you don't know the state it is in, and it may need demolishing. Especally in Chch, if it has a big crack across it, it is possibily a write off, and you have to add in demo costs too.. 


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  Reply # 1480106 27-Jan-2016 17:57
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Well that's were declaration, EQC and builders reports come into it.

 

I've actually just gone unconditional on one of the places I mentioned. Still haven't seen the inside of the garage. Just going off what I've seen through the windows, EQC reports and the theory that if they've hidden something major then I can challenge it.

 

 

 

 

It is very difficult and expensive to challenge it after it goes unconditional. You would likely have to go to court, as the agent will likely put the blame on the seller for not disclosing things. Esepcaily if the agent hasn't seen inside the garage either. It is best to make sure you have checked absolutely everything before going unconditional, as you often need to adjust the price anyway after an offer has been accepted, if you find issues in a building report. This is all done before it goes unconditional.


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  Reply # 1480126 27-Jan-2016 18:10
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The main thing I'm going on is that the EQC inspected the garage and found some work needing to be done and there's an EQC payout that will cover that work, so I figure that leaves me on pretty good terms. 

 

The vendors have their stuff stored in the garage and they are away, hence the access issue. 


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  Reply # 1480136 27-Jan-2016 18:31
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The main thing I'm going on is that the EQC inspected the garage and found some work needing to be done and there's an EQC payout that will cover that work, so I figure that leaves me on pretty good terms. 

 

The vendors have their stuff stored in the garage and they are away, hence the access issue. 

 

 

 

 

You have obviously accessed the risk, and the max it will cost you. I wouldn't want to be dealing with EQC though from someone elses claim. We are almost 5 years do the track too. Even if their stuff is in it, odd that they wouldn't allow the buyer access, especially as a garage isn't that secure anyway, so not the best place for storing pricey items.. 


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