A smiggin of background... the text you are are about to read is about a contract 10 days beyond the scheduled date to close and we're about to write our second extension.
A little after midnight (technically that was today) I noticed a message. Did I? Had I? had I let one slip through the cracks? Oh ... I really almost drove to the office at 1 am in my pajamas to see if the termite letter was indeed in the file. I didn't sleep well and alka seltzer was my friend. When I got into the office (by 9:15) which is an hour sooner than I generally arrive, it was indeed in the file. I scanned and sent it to the agent. It had some the week my uncle passed and I missed two days of work, so perhaps I just didn't get it sent like I should have. I think I sent it to the attorney, but too many contracts at once and maybe I did and maybe it was a different contract.
Also this morning, before I normally am at work I had a seller calling to change his mind about a counter offer discussed last night. Heavy sigh. I called up the counter offer form and began. I clicked on the date and clicked on the calendar and then I went to type the address and my keyboard wasn't connected to my computer. So I tried a different usb slot and still no go. I tried a usb data stick and that too was a no go. Tried to get my computer to read a SD card and that wouldn't work either.
I left the laptop at home, so I had to get it. Had to make a second trip for the mouse. Got the counter typed and sent to out of state seller. Left office to go make photos. I've had underwriters be pretty petty before, but this one takes the cake. They have a letter from the power company that says no portion of the dwelling or any structure other than the permitted boathouse is on the GA power part of this land. Underwriter wanted photos to support letter. So I took my happy behind over there and laid down in the wet grass and took some. I have views of the east pin, the west pin, the pin to the lake, the pin to the house, pin to pin. I have green grass stains on my knees and I got pretty dang wet. And now it's all in the underwriters hands again and we wait.
On the way back to the office I got a text from my seller that he'd returned the counter offer signed. When I pulled into the parking lot the charter truck was at the corner. I was saving the photos when all of sudden my email stopped working. What ... no more connection to the internet. Looked out the window and charter truck was gone. Picked up the phone to call them and well... it didn't work either. So I called Charter customer service while they were happy to set up a technician appointment for between 4 and 5 today that wasn't helping. Thank heavens for my iphone being a hot spot.
So got the photos sent. Got the counter and signed it myself and sent it on to the agent who submitted the offer. Let seller know I'd sent it on to them. And it was just 1 p.m. Then I saw the Charter truck again. Went to the door to go talk to them just as they were pulling away. Checked for dial tone and phones were working again. Checked laptop and internet service back. Hopefully I didn't use TOO much data.
Oh and when I reset the router and got everything back on line my desktop went back to working. I've also had a facetime call with my daughter, texted a friend at the ER, texted with various agents who work here at Lane Realty and fielded 27 business calls on my cell phone, along with a few personal texts and calls. Oh and I made coffee and drank a LOT of it too.
Some good things happened today. On a deal recently where the agent on the otherside wanted me to donate 25% of my commission to the "negotiator" she knew and I said no. She was willing to give her 25% of her money, but for less than that the woman wasn't willing to work. It was my listing and the short sale closed 41 days from the original offer. :) Today that agent walked in my desk and put a hundred dollar bill on it and said thank you. I will donate the $100. A holiday "gift" I had ordered for clients arrived today in time for my December 1st cookies and coffee month.
I know, I know makes you want to jump right into real estate where you can "make the big bucks" by unlocking doors, right?