My closing got delayed. But I still have plenty of work to do. So, I won't just be hanging around...

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My closing got delayed. But I still have plenty of work to do.

So, I won't just be hanging around...

Well, my dear readers, my closing that was scheduled for today on this beautiful Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area home, has been delayed until next Tuesday.

Since I now have an open slot on my calendar, I've decided that today will be my stay at home/ no shave day.

Let the marketing, phone calling, and emailing begin!

Because I won't just be hanging around...

Even on his day off, Craig Rutman, your Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area Real Estate agent won't just be hanging around...

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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Now that is just disturbing!  Those clothes don't look clean to me!  Someone needs a new detergent!

Nov 16, 2011 08:38 AM #15
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Craig - I can't imagine YOU sitting around! Hope you have a productive day. I've been so busy lately, which is a good thing, but haven't had time in the Rain. I have to figure out a way to do it all ;=)

Nov 16, 2011 09:04 AM #16
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Craig, I really do have to agree with Sharon...that's just disturbing and way too funny.

Nov 16, 2011 09:17 AM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Craig, we could be hanging around:))) I had one that was to close on Monday...we are now hoping for Friday...good news is that it is vacant land so no movers, hope your clients are handling it well.

Nov 16, 2011 10:48 AM #18
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

This gives you plenty of time to drum up the next sale or listing,  Craig.  It could be a cloud with a silver lining.

Nov 16, 2011 11:17 AM #19
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening, Craigster. Well, so much to be said for being "Hung out to Dry"...

Nov 16, 2011 11:18 AM #20
Tatyana Makarov
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor

That is the spirit! Nothing will bring you down! I love that in you :)

By the way, I hope you got my permission to use a photo...(Just never heard back from you. I hope you recieved my e-mail).

Have a great day.

Nov 16, 2011 11:26 AM #21
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Better next Tuesday than next Thursday. I've stopped expecting deals to close on time and started being excited when they close. 

Nov 16, 2011 01:11 PM #22
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Craig ~ you know what they say in the real estate business.... A postponed closing is better than a cancelled closing!

Nov 16, 2011 01:41 PM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Craig- I have visions of more great Photoshopped wonders to come!

Nov 16, 2011 03:11 PM #24
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Ugh! I just had a closing that was delayed for three months. Felt really good when it did settle though.


Nov 16, 2011 03:14 PM #25
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Sounds like your lender left you hanging.  At least it's going to close on Tuesday and everyone will be happy. Nice boxers.

Nov 16, 2011 03:48 PM #26
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Kristin - This one's been delayed a bunch of times. I could look like one of the guys from ZZ Top right abou!!!

Debb - That photo is not too far off from what you could expect  from me in my childhood days!!!

Ed & Celia - Thanks guys. This one WILL close. It's just been delayed a few times.

John - Imagine that! Glad you're enjoying my sillies with a message, my friend.

Bryan - You just have to love the DNS Days!

Valerie - Ahhh, I see you found a picture of my brother Charles!!!

Nov 16, 2011 11:21 PM #27
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Larry & Sheila - Well... I did take some time between phone calls and email to come up with something!

James - I think we all had days like this or thought about doing it to a pesky brother or sister at some point of our childhoods!

Terrie - And that's exactly what I did Terrie! Thank you!

Larry - Nope! Not me. I will never leave a client "Hanging out to dry"!!!

Marian - Glad I brought a smile to your face today Marian! Mission accomplished!

Nov 16, 2011 11:24 PM #28
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Cynthia - Well there you go Cynthia! Glad to know those no shave days aren't just relegated to men!

Donna - Ha! Ha! Ha! Pin up boy!!!

Donna - Ditto Donna! I can get more work done in my PJ's than a lot of other folks I know who go in to the office. And, I'm a lot more comfortable too!!!

Sharon - Leave it to someone who makes a living straightening, re-arranging, primping and propering to notice!!!

Kristine - Busy is a good thing. I'm honored that you found a moment to come spend it with me here on my post today!

Nov 16, 2011 11:29 PM #29
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Nick - Just doing what I do best... evoking emotion from my readers!

Endre - My sellers are a dream come true. It's the other side of the transaction who's a nightmare on this one.

Jane - That's the optimistic attitude I like about you Jane. Some good always comes from the bad.

Michael - Exactly! So much for that!

Tatyana - I'm an eternal optimist Tatyana. This is just a temporary setback. We'll close next week instead. No biggie for me or my clients. And, yes, I did receive your email but it was just this morning that I saw it. Thank you for the permission. Look for that post coming soon.

Nov 16, 2011 11:34 PM #30
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Melissa- Good point since I don't think we'd be able to close on Thanksgiving!

Dawn - I hear you loud and clear! This one thankfully is heading to the closing table. It has to. I need a new pair of dress sneakers!!!

Kathy - Fear not my Sunshine State friend. There's plenty more to come!

Richard - It was your post about this very topic that inspired this blog Richard. And for that, I thank you.

Doug - Nope. It wasn't the lender in this case. I know that's often the case. But not this time. I'm representing the sellers on this one, but when I represent buyers, and they use MY preferred lender, we never have lender related delays.

Nov 16, 2011 11:38 PM #31
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Your photoshop skills are second to none and you've got just the right amount of creativity to produce a sensational product.

Nov 17, 2011 09:31 AM #32
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Jill - Thank you Jill! That was very kind of you. In truth though, I'm really just a hack. Being as good as these guys is what I'm striving for...

True Photoshop Artists


Nov 18, 2011 05:14 AM #33
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a classic!  I'm going to check out your link and see what I've been missing.  I hope I don't get lost down that rabbit hole!

Nov 18, 2011 06:53 AM #34
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