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.