Just closed on a Nightmarish transaction, but it was definitely worth it in the end!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast

After thee long and grueling months we closed on my client's new home yesterday...You may remember I wrote a post about witnessing the robbery of my client's future water heater in progress. Long story short, it was someone the property manager used, who claims they didn't know they weren't supposed to take the water heater...They returned it; broken pieces and all (now my client is likely going to have to buy a new water heater, loooooong story).

One of my cool tulips!My client's lender kept making requests that weren't typical for a HUD transaction. It ended up costing her additional money she wasn't expecting; in addition to, shelling out even MORE money for two additional extensions due to all of the drama we were going through.

This transaction even inspired another post about whether or not we as real estate agents should add "Mind Reader" to our resume...

A veeeeerrrryy long story, short...We closed on the property yesterday...My client even walked away with over $2,000 due to credits and an unexpected refund of the money she was required to pay for the extensions.  She admitted she finally allowed herself to feel a tinge of excitement the night before closing (prior to that she'd been drained and lost that feeling of excitement in buying her own home because there was always something threatening the ability to get to the closing table).

The close was awesome!  The closing agent was great!  She took time to explain all of the documents to my client (which is rare in this day and age).  4 of my client's four children attended and were taking pictures and filming her while she was signing her paperwork.  How sweet is that?  I told her she was a STAR yesterday!

We made it through and she now has the keys to her first home! AWESOME!!!!


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Trang Beuschlein
Homes for Sale in Campbell CA- Broker-BKR Realty - Campbell, CA
Campbell CA Real Estate - Campbell CA Homes for Sa

Chanda, congratulations!  Doesn't it make you feel good that the transaction is completed and your clients are happy?

Jun 25, 2011 01:30 AM #1
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I know the feeling. I closed on a deal yesterday with only two minutes left to close it by titles standards. It does feel good.

Jun 25, 2011 01:35 AM #2
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

That is wonderful, and even more special after such a rough time. I had a nightmare deal ones, almost lost my seller as a client over the deal. It was something I never thought would close, but after 4 months it did. The fault lay with the mortgage person who was one I would never have used, but I wasn't on that side of the deal.

The buyers agent and I still talk about it... and are amazed to this very day that indeed it closed after all!

Jun 25, 2011 01:49 AM #3
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

It almost makes the nightmare worthwhile, walking into your first new home.  Shame it has to be that way, but it all ended well.

Jun 25, 2011 05:50 PM #4
Chanda Barrick
Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast - Indianapolis, IN
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Trang, indeed I am quite happy about the way things turned out!

Harry, two minutes?  WOW!

Andrea, I'm glad you were able to get through the nightmare too!  :)

Jane, yes it did.  I do hope she will enjoy her home!

Jun 26, 2011 09:33 AM #5
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