Yesterday, being Columbus Day, meant there was no mail, agents couldn't call the banks to follow up on short sales and many workers got the day off. But not title and escrow companies.
I met clients at my office to walk them over to the title company for signing loan documents. These buyers had been looking for a long time to find their dream home in Midtown Sacramento and were finally going to closing on a home on which they battled multiple offers and won a Request for Repair. It had been a long road.
We met in the lobby of my office and, as usual, exchanged hugs with each other. Mrs. Buyer said, "Oh, I'm so lucky to have the day off. I guess a lot of people have the day off today. You have the day off, too, right?"
A bit of silence.
"Oh, duh, I guess you wouldn't be here then."
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