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Norfolk Buyers listen up Don't take a fake wife to a Real Estate closing!
You must take a moment to read. This is one of the best real estate blog posts I have seen in awhile written by Bill Swanson in Omaha Nebraska. This info passed on by The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady. Enjoy!!!
There are oodles of "don't do this" and "be sure to do that" lists available on the net for real estate advice but I thought I would rack my brain of 23+ years of real estate experience for a few ‘non-traditional' pieces of advice. Everything you are about to read is true. SOME names, however, are changed to protect the... the... less than smart.Don't take a fake wife to closing. I had sold an investment property to this particular buyer a few years back. When the title department was preparing the closing paperwork, they discovered the buyer was married. They called him and told him he would have to bring his wife to closing to sign all of the closing paperwork. He arrived at closing with his wife, getting ready to sign all the docs. The loan officer, Ted, then asked them for photo ID to verify their identities. She said she forgot her purse at home. Ted said ... more
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