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On Saturday (yesterday), a distraught consumer contacted me about a rental property. I’ll call the consumer John.
After I had given John the pertinent information, he asked if the property would be available for a month-to-month lease. When I advised him that month-to-month leases are rare and he should look into sublets or an extended-stay hotel …
John told me the whole story!
John sold his house a couple months ago, planning to turn around and buy another house in short order. Now time is running out.
John further told me that he has a backup contract on a house. The buyer in the first position may back out due to lead paint and radon issues. Since John has young children, he’s now worried about the lead paint and radon issues himself!
Meanwhile, his house is scheduled to close at the end of the month (10 days away). If he doesn’t find another house to purchase, he and his family of four will be homeless.
Since John indicated he’s already working with a ‘great agent’ who already sold his house and wrote up the backup contract, I told him he ought work with his agent — I’ll call her Jane — to see if she could find a short-term solution for John’s family.
So what did John tell me?
He told me Jane doesn’t have any time. Not just to work with him regarding interim housing … but to show him properties for sale.
According to John, his ‘great agent’ has 3 excuses — 1) she’s a new mom, and therefore her time is limited, 2) John gave Jane only 2 days’ notice for seeing houses this weekend, and 3) Jane’s entire weekend was already booked.
Obviously, Jane isn’t a ‘great agent’. Otherwise she would have —
Pre-shopped houses and neighborhoods with John before putting John’s house under contract
Given John enough time in the sales contract to find another house to buy
Advised John about the possibility of not finding another house in time so he could line up stopgap alternatives
Put John on the front burner to find a house every single weekend
Advised John about the unreliability of backup contracts
Advised John about lead paint and radon disclosures ahead of time
And if all else failed, referred John to an exclusive buyer’s agent who did have time to work with him.
It’s Judy … your North Shore Realtor®.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.