Tuesday, April 06, 2010

FAQ's on power of sale properties

I had a client email me with question about power of sale properties and I thought I would share my answers with you.

Hi Mark,
I saw the property below listed on the most recent POS listing.
I read that usually POS properties are sold "As Is".
I am sorry I am not familiar with some of the terminology and would like to
kindly ask for clarification:
- Pls Call The L.A Before Preparing Offer??? - what does this mean?
- Pls Allow 2 Banking Days Irrevoc. On All Offers.???
- No Survey, Property Being Sold As Is, Where Is Condition As Seen From
Outside Property As Per Mls - what is MIs

Thank you,

Hello M.

Good questions! :-))

"As is" means that you are purchasing everything in the current as seen condition, whether or not any systems such as plumbing, electrical or otherwise are function or not. It's up to you to determine the current state of all systems in the house and we do this by performing a home inspection. The home inspection will uncover any deficiencies in the property.

"calling the listing agent before preparing offer" usually means that there are very particular disclosures that must be made prior to submitting an offer, such as the fact that the property was used as a grow house or something similar.

"2 banking days irrevocable" means that the bank needs 2 banking days to review and respond to your offer

"No Survey, Property Being Sold As Is, Where Is Condition As Seen From Outside Property As Per Mls" means that the agent and the seller are not making any disclosures regarding the current state of the property and that you must see the property only from the outside and your offer must be conditional upon seeing the inside of the property and you must make your
decision to proceed based upon the outside of the property and as per the MLS listing agreement.

MLS is Multiple Listing Service and these are all the listings that are available to any member of the mls through TREB or mls.ca

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions.

Thank you,


  1. Very nice real estate stuff I ever seen! Thanks for the info.

  2. Education in selling properties, whether it is a piece of land or a home, is a must to avoid being on the losing end. Hopefully, this year I will be able to sell my land too at a very good price.