This month's challenge asks us to relay some transactions or situations where it took some measures to get a transaction to closing, or maybe they didn't close?
Back about 10-15 years ago I got a call from a past client telling me she had a friend that needed a REALTOR to sell their home. This couple was in a nasty divorce situation, and didn't know if I wanted to get involved. After finding out where it was - within 1.5 miles of my house, and it was a very nice house, I said of course would want to assist them.
I gave the wife a call, and set up a meeting the following day. What a lovely woman, and they had three beautiful children aged 9-14 at the time. All of the kids were top students, played instruments, and could speak at least 3 languages.
This couple seriously needed to get divorced, as both sides filed restraining orders against each other. The wife lived in the home with the children, and the husband had moved out into alternative housing until the home sold. I got information about the home, and the husband's contact info, and contacted him for an appointment for the following day at my office.
The wife had told me the main reason they were getting a divorce was his cheating behavior. OH MY! When the husband showed up, he instantly wanted to know more about me, but nothing to do with real estate. I had to continually switch the conversation back, and finally shut my folder and stood up. DO YOU WANT TO LIST YOUR HOME OR NOT? I told him, I had NO INTENTIONS of talking about personal items. Guess he wasn't expecting that, and finally stuck with our conversation at hand.
There was issues with what was included in the sale between the two, issues negotiating the inspection issues, and when it came to closing, we couldn't close on the same day, as these two were ordered not to be in the same building on the same day. Thank goodness there was a reasonable cooping agent working with the buyer!
This property did close, but did take lots of patience!
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