A Good One.......

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I was in the business about two weeks when someone I knew from another life inquired about a multi-family home. I was an investor myself and had two at the time but wasn't looking to sell. I had however approached a seller who owned a big one he was selling on his own the week before. So being in the nothing ventured, nothing gained school of rookies, I decided to try and see if I could put something together. I approached the sellers, an older couple who were not warm and welcoming with an open listing. They were reluctant but wanted to sell and so they signed it and I made an appointment.

The buyers were experienced multi-family owners and not easy either. Actually the only easy person in this transaction was me. I wrote an offer, we negotiated a bit and then the inspections. It was a cash sale and six days later we all were at the closing table. All was well until there was a dispute about a particular toilet paper holder in one of the units which was changed or different than the buyers remembered. At that point it got ugly. The sellers put their coats on and were leaving. The buyers weren't moving either so I threw $50.00 on the table and we closed. What a scene. It wasn't easy but it was six days from beginning to end. 

I sold that property many times thereafter but I will never forget my first transaction and that toilet paper holder.

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Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Joe.    Sheila 

Feb 06, 2019 08:48 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Exactly Bob.     TY       Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 08:48 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson
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It was Carol.          Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 08:50 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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Amazing Chris Ann. Glad it closed.      TY        Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 08:51 AM #20
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Kathy Streib
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HI Sheila- your  business instincts kicked in and you knew that it would have been silly to lose a sale over a toilet paper holder!  Good for you!!!

Feb 06, 2019 09:03 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Kathy.      Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 09:09 AM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheila,

Good for you and your innate common sense.  It always amazes me how many people get stuck on those little things...and yet they still do, and I love when they say, "It is all about the principle!".  A

Feb 06, 2019 09:10 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi again Alexandra. I agree and it is seldom about the principle. TY     Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 09:14 AM #24
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Curtis Van Carter
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Sheila

It is amazing that it sometimes just comes down to those poopy things and a little common sense that makes a deal work. Good story, cheers cvc

Feb 06, 2019 09:18 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Curtis. Boy do you have that right. TY      Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 09:27 AM #26
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I had it over a $10 FedX charge. The buyer had been horrific to deal with all the way through, and when we got to the closing table she refused to sign over that $10 charge. She asked me to pay it for her and I told her no. Sometimes it IS the principle.

Plus I seem to have a flagrant disregard for money LOL.

She closed anyway. People are idiots sometimes.

Feb 06, 2019 10:14 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Elizabeth. I never concede anything and no one asked me to but this would not have closed otherwise. TY      Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 10:42 AM #28
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William Feela
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It is funny what people will squabble about and hold up a closing

Feb 06, 2019 04:01 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi again William. It isn't funny to me it is petty. TY     Sheila

Feb 06, 2019 04:07 PM #30
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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There are times we "suffer" those little "commissionectomies" to bring a transaction to a  happy successful close.  For me, it was when the sellers on one of my listings took off with a little 4 foot high decorative windmill in the landscape.  The buyers were up in arms, even though it was personal property and not attached.  A few bucks from my end of the transaction set the world right once again, and that wasn't a bad thing.  Both that seller, and even the buyers (who weren't my clients) sent me new clients after that.   So much of having success in business is about building "good will."  We spend a gazillion dollars on marketing, so why wouldn't we be willing to endure a little commissionectomy once in awhile to nurture "good will."

Feb 06, 2019 04:49 PM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Myrl. I didn't do commission cuts but keeping a deal together at the very last moment just made sense. Thank you.      Sheila

Feb 07, 2019 05:52 AM #32
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Sheila Anderson the things we've seen or heard about on closings...but, I have to admit, this is one of the more ridiculous!  Thanks for sharing!

Feb 07, 2019 12:51 PM #33
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Lisa. It was for sure. TY      Sheila

Feb 07, 2019 12:55 PM #34
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Oh my goodness, that is CRAZY, Sheila! A toilet paper holder? 

After 6 days of hustle, if the sellers had decided to walk away, I would have done exactly the same thing - you worked fast and HARD for that transaction!!

Feb 07, 2019 07:54 PM #35
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Sheila Anderson
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Some things defy explanation Debe. I did what I had to. TY      Sheila

Feb 08, 2019 06:29 AM #36
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