When we closed escrow on the home in Del Dayo yesterday, the seller seemed very relieved. She was happy and said an odd thing, not something that I have not heard before because I certainly have; just did not think it applied particularly to this transaction. What she said was, "You are a bull dog." Well, I prefer to think of myself as an Afghan Hound, with long silky hair.
It was a bit contentious at the end since we did not close on time due to a snag with the buyer's lender. We woke up Friday morning believing it would close, and it didn't. That is not a good position to be in, having to explain to a seller why she has no place to live.
In fact, I cannot recall a concurrent closing from the past EVER not closing. Not in 44 years. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Stunning Home in Carmichael Closed Escrow at $1.2 Million.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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