How Many Hoops Must a Buyer Jump Through . . . The Conclusion

I delayed my newest post in anticipation of my clients getting their offer accepted.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.  After much hoop jumping and a lot of work by several people–including the buyer’s agent, buyer’s agent’s partner, the buyer’s broker, and myself . . . there was no cooperation on the part of the listing agent.  It’s unfortunate when you have a ready, willing and able buyer who qualifies for financing, and unable to get from step 1 to step 2 of the purchase process–due to an unwilling agent.

I could understand if we were an “out of area” mortgage banker . . . but we are local and close many loans that banks and other companies are unable to close.  The stiletto heeled agent dug those heels in and would not budge.  Did I mention my client was the only offer on the property and the sellers are facing foreclosure?  It just doesn’t make sense.  I am reminded of that scripture regarding “pride” it comes before the fall.  I hope for the seller’s sakes that they are able to sell, if not they face a foreclosure–all because of an unwilling agent who lacked the fortitude to think “collaboratively” and instead dug in and was unwilling to waiver.

The good news for my clients . . . they are working with an outstanding team who has their best interest at heart and are actively working on another offer on a short sale (submitted last week).  Will update when the clients get an accepted offer . . . meanwhile, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.

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