I don't often dream about work but every so often a Sacramento short sale deal will creep into my dreams. With the amount of stress I deal with day in and day out, you'd think I'd dream more about short sales but the real world is crazy enough. I don't need dragons or monsters or showing up naked for school penetrating my dreamworld because I deal with that sort of stuff every day.
Besides, it doesn't take a Freud to figure out that short sale banks are dragons and monsters who are stripping homeowners of dignity.
Last night I had a dream about a closing that is happening early next week. This is a short sale that has been relatively smooth on my end. Both banks have put undue pressure on the seller, but we successfully resolved the issues. The buyers are paying cash for this Sacramento short sale; they got a really good price and are happy.
In fact, everybody is happy. So what I do dream about? I dreamed the seller told me he had second thoughts about doing the short sale. Never mind that he's already moved out of the house. His reasoning for having second thoughts was based on the ethical question of whether he should do a strategic short sale. He asked for my opinion. Should he close escrow or cancel?
I felt stuck between a rock and a hardspot. Because as a Sacramento short sale agent, of course, I want the transaction to close. As a REALTOR® and a human being, I want what is best for my client.
Typically I don't face this struggle because I handle a volume of short sales. So, if one deal goes away, I've got a bunch of others to concentrate on. I don't give it a second thought. I don't suffer from those temptations to compromise ethics like some agents might. True to form, in my dream I told the seller to do whatever he thought was best but to please give me plenty of advance notice to cancel our appointment at escrow on Monday. I don't know if he did or not because I woke up. What do you think it means? My husband hates it when I ask him those kinds of questions, so I'm asking you guys.
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