Closing At Title: "What Do You Mean, I Can't Have The Keys Today?"

Real Estate Agent with NextHome Complete Realty AZDRE #SA581604000

The worst thing I can do as a real estate agent is get the hopes up for my clients.  I have had clients who are packed in a U-Haul, with cats fighting in the back seat, and I have to break the news that the property didn't record today and you have to wait another day.  However, if expectations are addressed in the beginning of the transaction, there will be no tears at the end!

Original content by Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Closing at Title, Mike in Tucson, AZ Mortgage Lender

"But We Signed! I Want to Move In Now!"

There aren't usually many distractions at closing.  This one was an exception.  Grandma was the Buyer's Agent, and Mommy was the buyer.  (I was the lender, and I go to every closing that I'm able to attend.)

We funded, and this little one's home recorded the next day.



I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson-based Arizona Mortgage Lender

I do purchase and refi loans all over Arizona.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE LLC ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices in Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista & Nogales

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Comments (4)

Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
In our area keys are handed over at closing unless there are unusual circumstances.
Dec 06, 2012 02:09 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

It's always hard on everyone when closing is delayed.

Dec 06, 2012 02:11 AM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Lexa, You're right it's most important to discuss all possibilities ups/downs before closing date. We tell them they can take procession when recorded and funds. It's smart to never schedule a closing on a Friday unles one has explained this thoroughly to the Buyer/Seller and make sure they know if it's a Friday closing possibly the next day fund which means Monday. No weekend moves or keys. Sometimes it must happen to you once before you learn the system and lesson.

Great blog post, I'm sure every agent has their own story. Good Stuff and best wishes Bob

Dec 06, 2012 02:40 AM
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Lexa - Good advice to manage expectations, of both buyers & sellers.

Dec 06, 2012 02:44 AM