Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have to think about this . . . but that family in the picture I guarantee they have a secret dungeon in the basement. Did they disclose that?

May 02, 2016 09:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Ron and I were walking on a street farming.  We walked into a store, and the owner who knew of us told us he was expanding and wanted his store front leased.  He signed the agreement.  As we were waling out, Ron spotted someone to whom he had shown a store that was not exactly perfect.  He just said come over we have a new space.  He wrote the offer the owner signed it, and we had leases the next day, which were fast tracted by the attorneys...and the store owner wrote the commission check immediately and handed it to us.  A

May 02, 2016 09:14 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

 But, all of my closings are happy!

May 02, 2016 12:10 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I'm closing this week on quickest transaction of my career. Buyer came to see my listing last Sunday. Seller was anxious for contract so they could bid on new place. A coop transaction usually takes a minimum 60 days because coop board reviews application then schedules interview with buyer. Young buyer with an aggressive parent. Came ready, willing and able. Made all cash offer on spot. They waited outside a cross the street watching all my other showing appointments. They confronted me as I was leaving. "That couple with baby was there a long time" and the mother and daughter are they our competition?" Did they make offers?" I responded yes there's

competition did you think you were my only showing appointment?"

They made a strong offer. I called seller and seller accepted their offer providing they would sign contract this week. They signed Tuesday. I put together board application package and arranged buyer interview last Friday. Approved! Closing this Friday.

 

May 02, 2016 11:53 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Last week, I spent a couple of days an out of town couple that were wonderful to work with.  They are smart, easy going, realistic and valued my opinion.  We are currently under contract to purchase.

This past weekend I received a really nice gift from them and we have not even closed yet.  That was such a nice surprise!

I have gotten gifts before, but never before we even closed...

Eve

May 02, 2016 09:37 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've had a lot - when buyers are well vetted, pre-approved properly, and buy within their price range, it's a recipe for a pleasant purchase.

 

 

May 02, 2016 08:33 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Most of mine in the last couple of years in particular have been fun and enjoyable, despite a few bumps here and there. I think the first time buyers are the most appreciative, in general, since they are so excited about their first home

 

May 02, 2016 11:26 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would say my first year in real estate that many of my closings were easy.  These days it seems like nothing is easy.

May 02, 2016 10:39 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Yesterday was my day,  I wrote an offer on a condo, cash offer, close in less than 30 days.  Accepted today. 

 

Fred is that a family photo, which one is you?

May 02, 2016 09:55 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Perhaps my most quick was a farm that we bought at an auction, never closed on it since one of the other bidders came to me a few days after the auction with a very nice offer for my my purchase agreement.

May 02, 2016 05:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When both sides walk out smiling it is a great closing and that is the majority of my closings

May 02, 2016 01:14 PM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Yes, I've had a few really fun transactions. 

May 02, 2016 09:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My favorite one so far was in Camarillo.  Sold the listing for over full price in multiple offers and got the highest price in the tract at that time.  Buyer was real easy going, lender was amazing, closed in 30 days post trid.  Repair process was 3 things: a turned off water line in the kitchen, a turned off gas line and a leaking gas meter.  All easy fixes, I took care of most of them myself.  Perfect escrow.  Start to finish no bumps, no fuss, opened escrow and barely did anything.  Wish they were all that way!  It was much appreciated after a few very rocky escrows prior to that.

May 03, 2016 08:47 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

They found the house online, called me to have lunch, discussed seeing the home after lunch, saw the home and while there, they made a cash offer with a 10 day close.  Why can't they all be like this?

May 02, 2016 10:56 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not sure I would use "Happy" to describe any closing.

Buyers I've had have been ecstatic to own a new home or condo, sellers have been amazed to have an offer in less than 24 hours - but "Happy" would have to think long and hard about that

May 02, 2016 09:36 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Most of my closings are happy events and I recently posted about a particularly happy one.

May 02, 2016 08:52 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. Bought a house at an auction, contract was signed, neighbor showed up after the contract was signed and purchased my contract for a $10,000 profit.

May 02, 2016 06:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin oh yes - most of my closings are 'Happy Closings'!

May 02, 2016 03:04 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I had a 22 year old borrower who was turned down on the day of closing for some nonsense about having lots and lots of money but no job. It was all trumped up and ridiculous.

He wrote a check instead. That was a FUN closing! 

May 02, 2016 12:14 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

This year. Not so sure things are falling apart and heal back by itself.  Sellers want too much......

May 02, 2016 08:37 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Cash deal closed in 2 days

May 31, 2017 06:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say fun closing were both buyers and sellers had wine at the closing table to trade.  Fun closing.

May 07, 2016 12:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

rarely do we have one that's not positive and a happy time for both parties.....

May 03, 2016 05:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Most of my closings are happy.

May 03, 2016 04:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wrote a post about it ... it was so smooth I wanted to get the buyers agent a very nice gift.  All closings really should go that smoothly. It's the perfect combination of buyers,sellers, agents, lender, inspectors, title company and escrow officer!  Boom!  

May 03, 2016 02:29 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Just experienced one of these with equally delightful buyers and sellers..a real treat!

May 03, 2016 02:25 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Fun? Yep, early this year with Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents buying her home on the Big Island of Hawaii. She wrote several blogs about it.

May 02, 2016 11:53 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Any closing that comes in on schedule is a happy closing these days!

May 02, 2016 11:46 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have any that would compare with the one in the photo.

May 02, 2016 11:42 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just did two back to back where my clients just obeyed and behaved till coe

May 02, 2016 11:37 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Once we get to that stage, it's usually happy, except the time an attorney did not give me my check "until the funds clear".  Duh - he didn't wait for the funds to clear to give the house to the buyers! 

May 02, 2016 11:03 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The closings that take place within two weeks are the best.

May 02, 2016 10:56 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Every closing is happy and unique. I sell a lot of bank owne dhomes that are all cash sales, no contingincies and close quick. That makes me happy but the buyer shows no emotion. Wirking with a new buyer or first time buyer is much more work but to look over and them filled ear to ear with smiles, now that is rewarding. 

May 02, 2016 10:26 PM