So, this has been a hectic week, with several glitches rearing their heads, trying to work against my young first time home buyer. I often have heard that real estate agents are here to put out the fires. However, as I tackled each of these glitches, I felt more like a puppet master than a fire-fighter. Are you a puppet or a puppet master?
Lets's back up a bit. Young buyer is buying a foreclosure that is in pretty decent condition for his price range. Don't get me wrong, the house does have some blemishes, but having a family filled with various contractors in the construction trade, that house will be lucky to have him as an owner.
But, along the way there were some glitches. I call them glitches as they never got to be problems, at least not in my mind. I'm sure they could have been seen as problems, or grow into problems, but a little telephone time and some good old-fashioned perserverance was all that it took to keep these things from being full-fledged problems.
Seriously. Do you persevere until you get the result that you want/need, or do you give up and try another strategy? The way I see it, if I persevere until I get the result that I'm looking for, then I'm the puppetmaster, moving the strings to get what I want. And, after all, isn't that why I was hired?
Young buyer was kept up-to-date on everything. Oh, I did have to remind him that he hired me to do the worrying for him on occasion.
So, I'm wondering, when glitches arise during contract to close, are you the puppet or are you the puppet master?