Relocate to Wisconsin : "I don't have time to go to a Closing," groused the Buyer

"I don't have time to go to a Closing," groused the Buyer

 We think that Buyers should talk to their agents and Sellers to their listing agents...and once in a while...a Buyer or Seller decides to "expedite" the commnication and talk directly to the other agent.

    Short sales can sometimes present a challenge in closing...but 30 days notice is not unreasonable when both sides of the transaction are well aware that is anticipated and have been told just that. Upside down house

    A Buyer had asked for information and his agent had been told the "on or about date" for closing which had also been confirmed as the "about" became an actual date.  Somehow....the Buyer was unaware of the closing date.  Our Sellers for almost every transaction, pre sign closing documents so that they can work within their own schedules rather than the Buyer's schedule. the Buyer is then free to choose a time and one of us will attend with the Seller's power of attorney to close the transaction.

      The Buyer is not happy...he had no idea when this was is not convenient....his time is worth something...WHAT ? 

Clock    Communication is key...and it is how an agent earns their commission with timely communication to the person(s) they represent.

      If you or anyone you know is interested in timely and accurate communication in a real estate transaction...Call the Hansons...we are honored to be of service.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 13 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 22 2016 06:38AM


Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - the biggest issue for customers leaving an agent is lack of communication. either they can't get a hold of the agent or the agent doesn't let them know what is going on.  

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago

Good communication between agents and clients is critical. This situation sounds like more than lack of communication - did the agent understand the situation?

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 2 years ago

What, you want agents to communicate with not only other agents but their customers as well?

Preposterous, I say! *sarcasm*

Thanks for sharing Sally K. & David L. Hanson 


Posted by Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582 (Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally, It would be worth YOUR time to work on getting WI to be an escrow state. It makes life easier for all.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Seems the more ways we have at our disposal to communicate, the worse we are getting at it, Sally K. & David L. Hanson.  About makes my head explode at times.  As far as someone being to busy to attend their own Closing?  Although I understand the sentiment, I don't appreciate the expression.  Make the time ... and allow yourself a little moment of celebration too ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and David --- time is of the essence and along with proper communication make a real estate transaction successful.  Or not. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David

What a nuisance! How much more notice do you need? Sounds like a communication issue!

I like how we do things here - we don't have to coordinate a time for everyone to sit around a table and sign documents.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David this is a good idea of the ball being dropped.  On the other hand the Buyer needs to understand if he does not attend to sign the closing documents their will not be a closing.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Can you send a mobile signer over to the buyer's house? That's what we do in California when they can't meet a schedule to sign.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David

Proactive communication in the key to a successful real estate transaction.
Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago

Good communication is important. I have had closings where the sellers did not come but have not heard of any buyer not wanting to come to the closing.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Sounds like a Difficult Client to me.  I would give the other agent the benefit of the doubt.  

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and's all about communication in our business. Then again, buyers not having time to look at homes or to attend a closing always leave me scratching my head a bit. Who of us is so important that we can't carve out an hour or two to finalize such an important event.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) almost 2 years ago