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Closing Time?

I’m going to keep today’s post short because I’m in a pretty foul mood right now.

We got a call from our realtor that the sellers won’t be out of the house at noon today as expected – will probably need into the late night – but that Ben still has to sign the papers at 9am, waste his day of vacation, incur the expense of the carpet cleaners, air duct cleaners, and electrician consultations scheduled for this afternoon  (you can’t cancel this close without fees), and obviously forgo the opportunity to do a final walk-through of the property before closing.

I was on the phone arguing with our realtor until 10pm last night. I think Ben should be able to go at 9, fill out everything but the last page (or so), wait until the late afternoon when more progress has been made on moving out, get his walk-through, and then sign. Otherwise I think the closing should be moved or some renter agreement & fee imposed for the extra day. According to our realtor, that’s impossible because he’s closing 3 houses in this deal today and the bank won’t release the funds to close unless the mortgage is signed over. Personally, I think that’s garbage – I’ve known many closings where buyer and seller didn’t sign at the same time and it doesn’t matter as long as everything is done on the same day.

Needless to say, rather than being excited and anxious to get going today, I am exhausted, livid at our realtor and his lack of professionalism (He told me I was “full of crap” on the phone!), and no longer excited that all the first-day move in stuff I’d been so looking forward to has been wiped out.

Anyone in the Green Bay area need a realtor? I can definitely recommend one NOT to use!


2 Responses

  1. Sorry your first day has to be a bummer!

  2. You have a lawyer, right? They are the ones who should be taking care of this because you should not be signing papers while the previous owners are still in the house. Or you should be signing papers or imposing a fee on them for the fees you incurred.

    I have closed on a few houses and there are always snafus. The one time a lawyer comes in handy. We actually had to do that with our current house. One of the parties involved decided he was going to drag his feet on the closing because he ‘felt like it’ and we did a lease agreement thing so we could move in because we had moved cross country and had our business and our house stuff in 2 big Penske trucks. We had to return those trucks, so we had to get in the house. We actually did not close until almost a month after we took possession. Crazy!

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