Time Flies When You Are Selling Homes!

I started today by going to the gym. I joined the gym just about a month ago and decided I needed help, so I hired a trainer. I worked with him two times last week and was pretty confident I could do this by myself. This morning was my first time alone. I did most everything but I just could not remember how to do one of the exercises. I made up for it by doing some cardio for 40 minutes. I think that is a very fair pay off.

I worked at the subdivision again today and it was relatively quiet. One of the buyers’ who verbally accepted an offer yesterday stopped in to pick up the contract (because he did not have a printer) and took it with him to have the co-buyer sign. That is coming back tomorrow. I re-entered a contract in the program the builder uses for production. Somehow we (me and my partner) deleted the entire contract the other day. I was very lucky the program ran smoothly and I had it done in only minutes. Yay!! That is a true miracle.

The counter offer on my listing is being totally ignored by the buyer??? Whatever. Get this, a buyer makes a $15,000. deduction in the list price and will not respond when my seller counters at $7,000. more. Really? The best part of this is that the house is only $69,000. listing. Most sellers would have been insulted at the offer and totally ignored them. Oh well. It’s only been listed for a few days I think we will hang in there.

We just found out one of our buyers won a “highest and best” offer and today we are told the bank does not have title and the home is being taken off the market until it is straightened out. OMG! I shouldn’t complain. Last year I had a buyer wait 6 months for the bank to finally get the title. I have a buyer right now who has had to extend for 2 months waiting for the title. At least this bank is telling us up front.

Another buyer asked me to “shop” attorneys today for the lowest closing costs. It’s a first for me. In 15 years I have never had to do that one.

Looks like I’ll be meeting a buyer out at Brookmont to check out the lots, then showing another buyer a home later in the afternoon. All this after a sales meeting with our new broker.


Finally Done For the Day

Had a very busy day. I left early to pick up a gift card and drop it off to the agent at another subdivision, then headed off to Kinridge. Wouldn’t you know I missed my turn and ended up going around in a circle. I know, I should not be talking on the phone if I don’t know where I am going, but I thought I knew. I guess I should have used my gps.

Finalized two contracts at the subdivision, wrote another, sent a counter offer on my listing and even managed to finalize an amendment that had to be taken care of today.

I arrived home about my usual time and checked my email–which is what I do–because you never know what has been sent while driving home. One of the builders asked me to please get signatures on the two contracts that were verbally accepted–tonight!  ????????? Really?? I immediately email the other agents with this urgent request, eat dinner and run back to the computer. About 9:00 I receive a call from one of the agents who is frantically working to get the signatures for me. What a doll. 11:00 pm and I just received one of the contracts and emailed them to the builder. One out of two is 50% complete!

I’m going to bed. Tomorrow will come too quickly.

A New Day for This Realtor

I woke up this morning thinking I would have a nice leisurely breakfast, relax a little, and maybe get some laundry done before I head out to the subdivision. As my thoughts run through my head, I remember I have not picked up a gift card for a homeowner who has been gracious enough to open her home several times to potential buyers. So much for my relaxing morning. I am now currently rushing through my coffee so I can jump in the shower and get ready. And so the day has begun!

Real Estate Today

Let me start by saying although I sit on site in a new subdivision, I also list homes for resale and help buyers in the search for their home. Today, I worked at Kinridge Place–on site–while trying to handle some of my outside sales.

I knew before I started out for the day that I would have someone waiting for me at  Kinridge. An agent had called about one of our floor plans and planned to bring his buyer out to see the subdivision and gather some information about the builders and the construction. They were sitting in front of the model when I arrived.

Last night I had an agent schedule a showing for one of my listings. My seller called to tell me she had been sitting in the car with her dogs waiting for 20 minutes. Naturally my seller called while I was trying to gather information for the agent who was waiting when I arrived. I called the agent regarding the showing of my listing as the other agent and his buyer walked through the model home. After several calls between seller and agent, all is resolved and I could concentrate on Kinridge.

The agent and his buyer would like to see the plan but we only have one and it closed yesterday. Hmmm, I called the agent who sold that home to see if she can arrange a viewing. While we were waiting, the agent left. I called the agent a couple times to tell him we can show the home–but he never returned my calls so we could not schedule.

I also had two buyers who were already under contract come in to make their selections. Fortunately they came in at separate times. I had two other visitors who registered and gathered their information.

I had also been working on two counter offers in the subdivision and the printer decided to stop printing. Luckily for me the builders’ go to techie was in the neighborhood and she came out and had it up and running in no time. I was able to get both counter offers out, a change order done (again thanks to our techie) and I left on time.

As I arrived home I received a call from the agent who showed my listing. He had sent me an offer. Yay!! I called my seller to let her know and I sent her an email that explained the contract, attached the contract and I suggested a counter for her. After dinner I headed out to Home Depot with my husband and my phone rang. My seller just saw the email! We discussed the details and as soon as I got home I prepared the counter offer and sent it to her.

I noticed in my inbox I had finally received an amendment from a buyer that had to go to the listing agent yesterday. I had been trying to get a signature for 2 days. Tomorrow is the last day of our due diligence so I sent it to the listing agent and told her I needed an answer from her seller as soon as possible.