Flexibility is key

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Flexibility: The ability to roll with the punches. - den Boer dictionary

In Real Estate I find that the ability to remain flexible can payoff in less anxiety and craziness. I have had 2 recent closings delayed, on multiple times, because of lender issues. However, delays can come from any direction. The key as an agent involved in the transaction is to remain calm and work through whatever the issue is.

Luckily, I can't remember more than one or two deals ever having completely fallen apart. Most of the time paperwork gets done that moves the closing date just enough for the lender to catch up. Issues can and do arise when a buyer has their belongings packed in a truck ready to move in and there is a delay causing a local hotel to rent a room or two to the frustrated soon to be owners.

Sellers also can be upset when they are set to close on their next home and their current closing is delayed. I have seen this domino through multiple deals, causing much frustration.

So, knowing that delays happen, everyone just take a deep breath and know that the skilled agents will do their best to make everything all work out.

Posted by

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.

Comments (2)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Peter den Boer - getting tensed up will certainly not make it better.  So be flexible and always have plan b.

Feb 22, 2021 06:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - I am sure that dictionary has been used quite a bit.  Flexibility is key.  And it is a lot more appropriate than other "f" words that can be found in that book.  

Feb 22, 2021 06:36 AM

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