Peter den Boer, Esq?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Lawyers. My brother was one till he retired. Guess he could still be one. I have played lawyers in the movies and on TV. But I never expected to become one in real life, or at least do some of a lawyers work.

Let me explain (complain). Yesterday I had my seller clients come to my office to sign closing documents. These were overnighted to me by the real closing attorney. We set this up so that my clients would not be exposed to the Covid-19 floating around. 

So, I get these papers and notice right away one set of papers is missing a signature block. I notify the attorney and new docs are emailed back to me for printing. Then I notice something wrong with the closing numbers. Back comes the updated doc. Realtor Pete learning to be a lawyer! And of course the late updated closing doc that came in an hour after my clients had signed and left the building was fun, too.

So we get to signing and I now have to describe to my clients what each of the docs are and what they mean to them. This is what the lawyers do at the closing table. Now, having attended many closings over my 15+ year career, I think I did pretty good, but wow, I am thinking the lawyers might need to be cutting us agents in on some of their fees!

Just another day in Covid-19 land.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Peter den Boer -  I have heard the expression many circles not just real estate, "practice law without a license"  It is true many times.

Apr 10, 2020 07:27 AM #1
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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Unfortunately we may all experience this till this Covid is resolved.  You got through it and the client was happy.  Congrats on the closing.  

Apr 10, 2020 07:38 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Peter,  So many changes for the time being and each state is different.  We are shut down even to show homes till April 27.

Apr 10, 2020 08:28 AM #3
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