Last night I finally pulled myself away from the computer about 7:30 to go home and say hello to my family. Still knowing I had an offer to prepare for one of my clients who lives in Canada I knew I probably had at least one more task to complete before calling it a day.
I called my client to see if I got the contract to them before the sun came up if they could execute and get it back to me in the morning. Affirmative! Great I can officially call it a day.
Keeping some weird hours I arrived this morning at the office at about 4:00 and the first thing on my to-do list was that contract I pushed off until this morning intent on keeping my "before the sun comes up" promise. I pull up the listing, which is an REO, wondering what hoops I will have to jump through and how many trees will be killed in the process. Last week I had one with 10 different documents and the archaic "system" utilized by this REO specialist required that each one be uploaded separately; a process that took me about 30 minutes just to upload an offer.
I pulled up the attachments and could not believe what I was seeing. I had heard rumors but figured no bank would really put in a system that was that simple and really made sense. But now there is was right in front of my eyes; not a rumor or a dream but a real life example of a easy system that will save everyone time and money and also leave a few trees standing in the forest.
One page. No kidding; no 10 page contract, no 3 page association disclosure, no 27 page bank addendum, no lead paint disclosure for a property constructed in 2005, none of that. One simple single page and here it is;
How sweet is that? Heck I would have banged this out last night if I had only known. My hat is off to whoever decided this was a system they were going to put in place and only hope others will follow suit.
Keep it simple and save a forest!
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty