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72 Reasons to work with a ...

..."By Referral Only" Real Estate Consultant

One of the many advantages of a "By Referral Only" consultant is that I spend 100% of my time taking care of my clients needs and their properties. Unlike most Real Estate Salespeople that spend 80% of their time prospecting for new business.

What that means to you is that in over 13 years of experience and hundreds of successful closings I have the experience and the tools to overcome each and every problem encountered here, and I've seen them all. On the following pages I have listed and numbered these problems. This does not mean there's never been a problem I couldn't solve, but there haven't been too many yet. I have placed an estimate of the delay each problem could create, and the ones with asterisks are potential deal-killers if you don't have a skilled pro assisting you.

The Lender:

1. Does not properly pre-qualify borrower. 2 weeks or *

2. Decides last minute they don't like borrower. 2 weeks or *

3. Decides last minute they don't like the property. 2 weeks or *

4. Wants property repaired or cleaned prior to close 1 to 3 weeks

5. Raises rates, points, or costs. 2 weeks or *

6. Decides borrower does not qualify because of a late addition of information. 2 weeks or *

7. Requires a last minute re-appraisal. 2 weeks

8. Sets up the wrong loan for the borrower. 3 days or *

9. Loses file. 1 to 3 weeks

10. Does not simultaneously ask for information from the buyer, they ask for information in bits and pieces. 1 to 4 weeks

11. Pulls a "Bait & Switch" on the buyer. 2 weeks or *

12. Does not have the money, so makes up some excuse for rejecting the buyer. 2 weeks or *

The Other Agent:

13. Won't return phone calls. 1 to 3 weeks

14. Transfers to another office. 1 week

15. Did not pre-screen the client for motivation. 2 weeks or *

16. Goes on vacation and leaves no one to handle file. 1 to 4 weeks

17. Is unskilled or lacks experience in real estate. 1 week or *

18. Not trusted by buyer. 1 to 3 weeks

19. Gets client upset over minor points. 1 to 3 weeks

20. Does not communicate with their client. 1 to 4 weeks

The Buyer:

21. Did not tell the truth on loan application. 1 week or *

22. Did not tell the truth to their agent. 1 week or *

23. Submits incorrect tax returns to lender. 4 weeks or *

24. Lacks motivation. 1 week or *

25. Source of down payment changes. 1 week or *

26. Family members do not like purchase. 1 week or *

27. Is too picky regarding condition. 1 week or *

28. Finds another property they like better. 1 week or *

29. Are perpetual negotiators. 1 week or *

30. Brings an attorney into the picture. 2 weeks or *

31. Does not execute paperwork in a timely manner. 3 weeks or *

32. Does not deliver their money in a "check cleared" fashion to the closing agent. 1 to 2 weeks

33. Experiences job change, illness, divorce, or other financial setback. 3 weeks or *

34. Comes up short on money. 1 week or *

35. Does not obtain insurance in a timely manner. 1 to 4 weeks.

Escrow:

36. Fails to notify agents of unsigned or un-returned documents so that the agents can cure the problems relating to same. 1 week or *

37. Fails to obtain information from beneficiaries, lien holders, title companies, insurance companies, or lenders in a timely manner. 1 week or *

38. Lets principals leave town without getting necessary signatures or contact info. 1 to 2 weeks

39. Incorrect at interpreting or assuming aspects of the transaction and then passing these items on to related parties such as lenders, attorneys, buyers and sellers.

40. Loses paperwork. 1 to 3 weeks

41. Incorrectly prepares paperwork. 1 to 3 weeks

42. Does not communicate information fast enough. 1 to 4 weeks

43. Does not coordinate well so that many items can be done simultaneously. 1 to 4 weeks

Seller:

44. Loses motivation (i.e. job transfer did not go through, etc.). 1 week or *

45. Illness, divorce, etc. 1 week or *

46. Has hidden defects that are subsequently discovered. 1 week or *

47. Unknown defects are discovered. 1 week or *

48. Home inspection reveals average amount of small defects that seller is un-willing to repair. 1 week or *

49. Gets an attorney involved. 1 week or *

50. Removes property from the premises that they buyer believed was included. 1 to 3 weeks

51. Is unable to clear up problems or liens. 1 week or *

52. Last minute solvable liens are discovered. 1 to 3 weeks

53. Does not own 100% of property as previously disclosed. 1 week or *

54. Thought partners signatures were "no problem" but they were. 1 week or *

55. Leaves town without giving anyone power of attorney. 1 to 4 weeks

56. The notary did not make a clear stamp. 3 days or one week when notarizing the seller's signatures.

57. Delays the projected move-out date. 1 day or *

Acts of God:

58. Earthquake, tornado, fire, slides, etc. 1week or *

The Appraisal:

59. The appraiser is not local and misunderstands the market. 1 to 3 weeks

60. No comparable sales available. 1 week or *

61. Appraiser delays (too busy etc.). 1 to 3 weeks

62. Incorrect appraisal. 1 to 3 weeks

63. Appraisal too low. 1 week or *

Inspection Company:

64. Too picky. 1 day or *

65. Scares buyer. 1 week or *

66. Infuriates seller. 1 week or *

67. Makes mistakes. 1 to 3 weeks

68. Delays report. 1 week or *

The Title Company:

69. Does not fine liens or problems until last minute. 1 week or *

70. Does not bend rules on small problems. 1 to 3 weeks

71. Poor service. 1 to 3 weeks

72. Loses paperwork. 1 to 2 weeks

 

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