If a seller offers a flooring allowance how is that conveyed to the buyer? Back in my day - you just asked for a lower selling price.
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We gave an allowance for something that was found on inspection and we issued a check to the buyer at closing.
I don't know if that is common or not.
Can be done either way. At close, an allowance is part of sellers closing cost and title company issues a check for the agreed upon amount to buyers at closing. Should be done this way so there are no personal bad checks passed by disgruntled sellers and I personally saw several of those in my early RE career 35 yrs ago. And you know who the unhappy buyers will call at that point- their agent.
Or the agreed upon amount is taken as a form of adjusted sales price at close.
One other reminder, buyers will walk through a property with a mental check list of what needs to be done after closing. Paint, carpet, doors, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Even if the seller offers a "decorating allowance" they are still mentally subtracting the carpet, paint, or any other items covered in the allowance, from their initial offer.
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