Why break the rules?

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Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

There was this guy that we were talking to.  I can't say why or what he did but I can say that it didn't look to good for his future.  Everyone in the room knew that this guy would never see the outside of the prison walls again.  

Having been there and seen first hand the look on someone's face when they come to terms with the fact that they are forever the property of the US Prison system, I can tell you that no matter what kind of vile crime the person may have committed, a small part of you feels for them. 

Sometimes they are greedy and just wanted money, and sometimes they were just trying to feed their family back home.  What ever the reason, a small part of you feels for them.  Even though I am one of those evil Right Winger Republicans, I still felt sorry for them, just a little. 

If they had just made a better decision somewhere along the way.  Maybe 15 years prior, maybe yesterday, just somewhere along the way.

I am writing this today because I just finished a transaction where the other firm attempted to sneak some funds into the closing at the last minute.  Personal cheques and  money orders were changing hands like a city street shell game.  My astute agent questioned it and decided that he had to call me. 

It seems that the buyers agent had a few tricks up his sleeve and that the desired end result was (and I could be wrong) in my humble opinion, not on the up and up.

Well after a few phone calls, the real end result was much less lucrative to the Buyers Agent.  It cost him $3700 of a $4500 gross cheque.  Now being that he is not with a 100% firm, his haste or greed, or simply mistake may put him in the negative.  But at least not behind bars.

Wake up people, the rules are there for a reason!  Why take the risk?  Trust me when I say that if you think you won't get caught......There was this guy we were talking to. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
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Good job Gary. I hate when they try to pull things like this at the last minute assuming everyone will just be quiet and get the deal closed. My policy is "if it ain't on the HUD it ain't happening period". I know it happens every day but let it happen at someone elses closing table. Thanks for the reminder.
Aug 03, 2006 10:41 AM #1
Rainer
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Deb Hurt
Realty Pro Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC
Kudos to you and your agent for doing the right thing. We all need to stand up when things like this happen.
Aug 03, 2006 03:35 PM #2
Rainer
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Kelli & Michael Sheppe & Fournier
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Excellent post, well written and interesting.
Aug 03, 2006 09:46 PM #3
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Tyler Wedel
THIRD TENNESSEE REALTY - Monterey, TN

I agree Bryant if it not on the hud it doesn't happrn

Aug 07, 2006 03:36 AM #4
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
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That's the best test of all - if they don't want it to be on the HUD, something's fishy.  Walk the other way - quickly.
Aug 07, 2006 12:46 PM #5
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