Closure at closing

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Normally, but not always, the closing of a house sale is a happy time. The sellers get paid and the buyers are excited to start a new chapter.

We recently closed on a house where the seller was an old lady well into her nineties who was sufferring from a number of ailments. I was in the process of taking a short video (to use as a "coming attraction") while my partner had her sign the listing agreement. I captured a poignant moment where the old lady enjoyed a funny momemt with her mom who was sitting next to her, while she was signing the paperwork.

The sale of the house was complicated as it was a reverse mortgage and the house was old and needed updating. After a few months we went under contract, but sadly the old lady passed away in the interim. Her daughter who was next to her when I shot the video, was left to sign the documents at closing.  I mentioned to her that I had taken a short video to use for marketing, that showed a snippet of her late mom. I was nervous and not sure how she was going to repond. I needn't have worried- she was moved beyond words and said with tears in her eyes, it was the last video ever taken of her......

A few days later she contactd me to say "thank you" for the job we had done selling the house as well as for the little video. I was happy that perhaps it had help her have a little closure at the closing......

Comments (1)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Many times getting through closing is the hardest part of the deal

May 23, 2018 07:34 PM