No we weren't drinking and writing contracts....what a hangover that would be..
My clients just contracted their new home on a celebration day-St. Patrick's Day. Come to think of it, any day a contract is ratified is cause for a mini-celebration. However, caution to the exuberance. Closing is the real celebration.
Things happen, contracts die.
We used to high-five contracts as there were little obstacles to closings. Today they are savored lingeringly, swallowed reluctantly.
Closing is becoming an art form in this industry. So many variables. I can think of more reasons why a contract should not close than close. I am not a pessimist and put my "it will happen Hat" for every contract.
Unfortunately it's part of the "best laid plans scenarios".
This is a word to any buyer out there: Become one with your lender. I have heard that there are over 600 changes to the lending rules in the last 2 years. (yep that's a lot). Make sure you have great communication lines with your lender.
Lastly, remember that peripheral vision is important in this season of getting the good deal. Time-lines are everything. Keep your deal focused through your Realtor and Lender at all times. (A great Realtor will be invaluable). And most of all ...do your part in a timely manner. Late anything is cause for a great disappointment.
But if your are diligent, and listen and DO your part. .....what the heck .... let yourself have a pause for a mini-celebration for your contract ratification. Even Green homes are cause for celebration and Erin Go Bra ugh