Buying Vacation Condos... While On Vacation

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

William Johnson posted When Using Technology With Obsolete Equipment, Stress is Likely to Occur. It is a story of the our everyday lives.

communicationAnd, unfortunately, not only with the Sellers and the buyers. A couple of days ago we sent the offer to our local Daytona beach agent, and when we called to see if she had received it, she said she could not open the file. And it was a PDF file.

Had to print it out, and fax. She has received it.

The Buyer is on vacation. He leaves to Miami after signing an offer and leaving the addenda for later, as we have no clue whether his low offer even can be accepted. But he is lucky, it is countered and then accepted, and now we deal with our common problem: selling to people who are very technologically advanced, but who are vacationing and who have no Internet, no printing capabilities, so everything becomes a challenge.

And all this exacerbated by buyers doing full time real estate while full time vacationing. When you call them and the phone is never answering, it is not that they decided to run away. It means that they forgot their charger in Connecticut and they can't let you know as your number is in their phone.

Welcome to our happy closings. How we close with all that?

Good question. I am not sure yet.

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James Lyon
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Great post and thanks for sharing it with us.

Jan 30, 2010 04:00 PM #1
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James Lyon
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And I am sure that you will get it closed. It seems like every deal is a battle to the end but it usually works out, not by itself mind you.

Jan 30, 2010 04:15 PM #2
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Will Nesbitt
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Jan 30, 2010 10:24 PM #3
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
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Jon,

Charger $17.95 at the phone store on every fifth corner.

PDF, retriveit at almost any office supply print counter.

Been their done that!

What's the problem sending in a form the receiver can handle?

Bill

Jan 30, 2010 11:07 PM #4
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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James - I hope it will. And we will get all the paperwork one way or another. With time it is easier and easier to do as there are more ways to do it, and it becomes more common.

Thanks

Jan 31, 2010 09:24 AM #5
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Will - thank you

Jan 31, 2010 09:24 AM #6
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Bill - I know, and still... Not trying to make things up, so here's the actual e-mail (part of it) from the buyer, that I got yesterday. He is, by the way, in South Beach area of Miami:

Jon,
I walked the area for a good 90 minutes. There are no gas stations, no convenience stores. Just hotels, liquor stores, restaurants and boutiques.

Can you be in Miami on South Beach and have no way of sending a fax? I guess you can. I asked him why he did not do it fromhis motel, and he said the office was closed until Monday.

Luckily, we will be OK on Monday.

Jan 31, 2010 09:28 AM #7
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

When you find someone who can't open a PDF file, it's usually because they haven't upgraded their PDF reader program and you're using a newer version. I ran into that all the time in my office until I convinced the broker to upgrade Reader, which is free anyway.

Feb 01, 2010 02:58 PM #8
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Jim,

this is most probably the case here, but  believe me, I am tired of telling people that all they need is to go to www.adobe.com and download the  latest version of Adobe Reader.

While it is somewhat expected from the client to be technologically challenged, it is unfortunate when the difficulty comes from the agent.

But we are always ready and would send a fax if e-mail would not work.

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