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Post-Inspection Home Seller (& Listing Agent) Lament: “Why Haven’t I Heard from the Buyer??”

Deafening Silence: When Hours Seem Like Days The inspection was completed, but the Buyer has been uncharacteristically incommunicado. What’s the likeliest explanation? A. The inspection was a disaster, and the Buyer intends to back out. B. The inspection went fine, but the Buyer got cold feet anyways  . . . and intends to back out. C.  The...
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Home Seller (& Listing Agent) Lament: “Why Haven’t I Heard from the Buyer??”

Deafening Silence, Post-Inspection: When Hours Seem Like Days The inspection was completed, but the Buyer has been uncharacteristically incommunicado. What’s the likeliest explanation? A. The inspection was a disaster, and the Buyer intends to back out. B. The inspection went fine, but the Buyer got cold feet anyways . . . and intends to back...
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Home Seller (& Listing Agent) Lament: ‘Why Haven’t I Heard from the Buyer??”

Deafening Silence, Post-Inspection: When Hours Seem Like Days The inspection was completed, but the Buyer has been uncharacteristically incommunicado. What’s the likeliest explanation? A. The inspection was a disaster, and the Buyer intends to back out. B. The inspection went fine, but the Buyer got cold feet anyways  . . . and intends to back out....
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Newbie Agents, Veteran Agents & Loose Doorknobs, or, “So THAT’S Why There’s an ‘As Is’ Addendum”

“It’s Not My Problem (Really)” — Realtor Edition What’s the difference between a “newbie” Buyer’s agent and a veteran? It’s a long list, but here’s one example: Newbie agent:  When the front door knob comes off in their hands during a showing, the newbie agent is convinced that they broke it, and feels terrible.  After...
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The Day-After-Closing Emergency Phone Call

Post-Closing Buyer “Surprises” & Other Issues It doesn’t happen often**, but I’d estimate that 99% of the time when a Realtor fields an emergency phone call the day after closing, it’s the Buyer calling their agent — who then calls the listing agent (representing the Seller) — to relate a newly-discovered problem with the home (note:  problems that...
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Converted Condo’s & Rental Cars

Separating Siamese Twins — or Quintuplets “No one ever washes a rental car.” –Popularized (if not originated) by NYT columnist Thomas L. Friedman Just as rental cars aren’t exactly known for receiving TLC (never mind the car wash), so, too, rental properties aren’t usually known for their pristine, state-of-the-art condition. Which is why condo conversions...
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