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    Default Agents don't want to replace wet drywall

    Found this wet drywall under a vanity. Turns out the condensate lines were leaking behind the wall. Now the agents are teaming up wanting me to say it's OK not to pull the vanity out and replace the drywall below the base.

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    Default Re: Agents don't want to replace wet drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ozbirn View Post
    Found this wet drywall under a vanity. Turns out the condensate lines were leaking behind the wall. Now the agents are teaming up wanting me to say it's OK not to pull the vanity out and replace the drywall below the base.
    Are you considering doing what they ask?


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    Of course not!! The sellers agent called me this morning and told me that it was dry now. I said well it may look dry but the gypsum is still holding moisture. She said, "It's dry, I was just there this morning."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ozbirn View Post
    Of course not!! The sellers agent called me this morning and told me that it was dry now. I said well it may look dry but the gypsum is still holding moisture. She said, "It's dry, I was just there this morning."
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    Default Re: Agents don't want to replace wet drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ozbirn View Post
    Of course not!! The sellers agent called me this morning and told me that it was dry now. I said well it may look dry but the gypsum is still holding moisture. She said, "It's dry, I was just there this morning."
    Didn't think so but had to ask.


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    Whether or not there is moisture in the board is irrelevant. Even if the board is absolutely dry and never gets wet/damp again, it still has the mold and dormant/dead mold can release spores.

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    Who cares what the agents want. What matters is what the buyer wants.

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    If fixing that properly is such a big deal, maybe they should find the clients a better house.

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    Default Re: Agents don't want to replace wet drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ozbirn View Post
    Found this wet drywall under a vanity. Turns out the condensate lines were leaking behind the wall. Now the agents are teaming up wanting me to say it's OK not to pull the vanity out and replace the drywall below the base.
    The homeowners insurance should cover it since it was caused by a condensation leak. Heck, I can see mold in your photo so you can only imagine what the backside of the drywall looks like.

    The drywall needs to be removed and replaced.

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    Call the agents and tell them 'No problems, I just called the client and told them they did not have to worry about that drywall behind the vanities ... that both the selling agent and the listing agent said they would kick their full commissions in to the cover the cost ... ' (pause while the screaming goes on) 'Oh, you mean you do NOT want me to tell the client that?' (pause for more screaming) 'Okay, then the drywall stays in the report, I knew you would see it that way. Bye.' (hang up the phone and wait for a call back).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    Who cares what the agents want. What matters is what the buyer wants.
    Not a better response to be stated.

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