Just one in a long line of difficult steps

One in a long line of difficult stepsGood news.

I just received the clear to close on a property that went under contract 6/13/2016.

That’s right…2016

And, it is not new construction.

One year ago today, my client put this home under contract and it is just now ready to close.

At first glance, this one looked fairly easy.  

Just like every show on HGTV.

You submit an offer.  Get it accepted.  Fast Forward to the closing table and start enjoying your new life.  

If real estate was that easy, you wouldn’t need me.  

Due to the huge demand for homes in Nashville, most buyers think that getting a home under contract is the hardest part.   

In reality, that is just one in a long line of difficult steps.  And most of them you have no control over.

Here’s just a small sampling of recent problems that we’ve had to overcome for clients:

  • Seller’s not allowing a viewing of the home until it is under contract
  • Seller’s switching to a “Short Sale” in the middle of a contract
  • Liens that were not caught by the previous attorney who closed the sale
  • Appraisers not showing up for appointments or turning in reports
  • Builder delays that push back closings more than one month
  • Lenders making applications for the wrong loan program

All of these things will delay your closing.  And any one of them could kill a deal.  

That’s why you need an agent with much patience and the ability to get people from different organizations working together for a common goal.  

Without this, that one year old deal would have died a long time ago.  

At this point, it’s not about the money.  In fact, I’ll be lucky to break even on a transaction that takes this much work and time.  

For me, its about providing the best service possible and helping my clients achieve their goals.  

If you want an agent who is willing to do what it takes to be successful, then give me a quick call at 615-519-0983.  

I’d love to see if I can help you reach your goals.   And if not, that’s OK too.

The Daily Deal in Nashville is this beautiful Cape Cod in Brentwood that is listed for less than $480,000.  

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