When a Professional Goes on Vacation...
I am getting ready to take a much deserved trip to see a friend. Even though I will only be gone a few days, my business will be handed over to competent agents who will be there to watch it, in the event something happens. Maybe an offer will come in on a listing. Maybe a buyer will find a home online that they just have to tour. There's nothing like making plans to be out of your business to make things suddenly happen out of nowhere.
Imagine my surprise yesterday, when chatting with my Short Sale negotiator at CitiMortgage (a second trust loan) she informed me she would be out of town for two weeks and NO ONE would be watching her files. "No one does my files but me, so if something happens while I'm out, it'll have to wait until I get back."
You know that the approval from our first trust will come in as soon as that negotiator for the second trust with Citi exits the building for her first day of vacation. Any more negotiating that has to be done with the second, or even requesting our approval, will have to wait for two weeks. I'm sure that's going to go over like a lead balloon with the buyer and the seller.
If a Short Sale Bank or their employees actually showed any kind of common sense or thought that required advance planning, I think I might just pass out from shock.