My Worst Final Walk - Through
I have been asked to remove this post by the Sellers Agent and their Broker because they find it slanderous even though no names have been mentioned. They also feel it is bad for the industry to reveal that we had a problem with the transaction. I feel it is good for the industry to inform/educate Buyers and Sellers about the final walk-through process and situations that can be easily avoided. I have refused to remove this post but at some point may be forced to if the Real Estate Commission agrees that we should NEVER reveal things that can go wrong with a transaction and how to avoid such problems. I will keep you posted.
Yesterday was one of those good/bad days with a nice closing and a not so good walk through.
I was way ahead of the curve with this one asking the Sellers agent about 2 weeks in advance when we could schedule a walk through. The closing was scheduled at 10:00 AM on Friday.
She said 8:00 AM on Friday. I wasn't very comfortable with that but if that's the way it had to be we would work with it.
I got there at 8:00 AM and these folks had about a forth of a house yet to empty. I blew a gasket. The owner said he did not expect us until 10:00... the closing time. I told him there was no way we were closing today. He had a tantrum and he wanted to show the Buyers, my Buyers, the house by himself. That didn't fly. Then he got in my face and said "Where were supposed to sleep last night when we can't move into our new house (in town) till tomorrow?" . (Excuse me Mr Seller but have you heard of a motel before?).
The next wonderful thing was inspecting the damaged roof that was (in print) supposed to be repaired by a licensed professional. Mr Seller, do-it-yourself-er, did the repair with a friend who "used to be" a licensed contractor. Having inspected the work it was easy to see why "He used to be a licensed contractor".
Well just so I don't bore you I'll tell you that with another $1,000.00 in concessions and a few I'm sorrys on his agents part we did close late in the afternoon yesterday.
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