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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Not really,,,one very long closing that we were warned about going in so we brought snacks and refreshments for everyone and made it a party.

May 03, 2016 04:06 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I once had a buyer and builder nearly come blows at the closing table.  That buyer now is an agent in my office that builder is out of business.

May 03, 2016 03:35 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Am I breathing. Then of course thesehave all happened 

May 03, 2016 11:54 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh yeah, just had one fall through the day before closing - it sucks

May 03, 2016 09:45 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been difficulties, but we always work them out.

May 03, 2016 06:05 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

The sale of my own Condo was a disaster on closing day.  The Buyer decided she wanted to walk because during her final walk thru, she thought the unit no longer looked like when we lived there.  She admitted at the end of the discussion that she had really bought into our lifestyle and furnishings more so than the building and unit!  Oh well; sucks to be you   Show me the money!!

May 03, 2016 09:47 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

All of the above Fred. Sorry you had a bad day.

May 03, 2016 08:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had all of the above except no issues with TRID delays.

May 03, 2016 08:36 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No this only happens in FL !!!

May 03, 2016 08:32 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

All the above. TRID hasn't screwed things up yet.
The funniest and most awful was about 12 years ago - THE DAY OF CLOSING, cash buyer, funds in, everything ready to record . . . little hippie chick buyer decided to get moving on putting up 'For Rent' signs on the property. The neighbors started calling the seller, shrieking. Seller, who lived nearby DIDN'T WANT NO STINKING RENTERS IN HIIIIIIIS PROPERTY! So he called agent and title company and REFUSED to let them record it. The buyer was mine, and I raged and rampaged - all conditions were cleared. My broker said, yeah but it's not recorded and it hadn't gone up yet. We had an almost identical property available, took buyer's earnest money out of old deal and put her in the new one and made it a contractual item that she WOULD be using it as a rental. The seller didn't care. Damn rednecks VARMINTS!  Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  wish I had Sam back then!

May 03, 2016 08:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If you've been in this business a while who hasn't? I once represented buyers on a deal where the seller  was so obnoxious at the closing, I walked out with my buyers and told the attorney we would not sit in the same room with the sellers and to let them know if documents weren't signed within 10 minutes, they'd be seeing a lawsuit for performance. Sellers signed. Attorney was seriously frightened by me!

Another time, buyers came to a closing saying they were $1,000 short of the money needed and wanted us to reduce the sale price by $1,000. As they had already stored their possessions in the seller's garage, I told them they would never see their possessions again and, by the way, they just better cough up the money in the next two hours. To this day, I don't know how they did it, but they showed up two hours later with $1,000 in cash. I still think it was an attempt to shake us down.

May 03, 2016 09:36 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Fred. I wasn't there when it started, but was called by my client, the buyers as I handled their mortgage. The two agents went at it, was not aware they used to be married. It was not a good scene, I spoke to both of them on the phone and got things back to order.

May 03, 2016 05:28 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin had a few concerns at walk-through - even on my own home closing - however, they did close!

Nothing like what I see in the picture,!

May 03, 2016 03:40 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Yes, this past Friday. Buyers didn't come to closing as they did not have the cash to close. Wanted the seller to give them an extension he said no. Got another cash offer today on the property.

May 03, 2016 02:52 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, I had a rough closing.  

May 03, 2016 02:46 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, but cooler heads prevailed

May 03, 2016 01:02 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes on several of those occasions.

May 03, 2016 12:43 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I think in this business if you do not have some of these you are not working!

May 03, 2016 12:26 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Never. I am hands on all the way. That means it can never go below my hand

May 03, 2016 12:21 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I had an escrow fall out when a male employer was co-signing for a female employee, when the employer was told at the last minute that his wife would have to sign the loan documents.

May 03, 2016 12:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I had some awful ones as a new agent.  Then I figured out that the settlement had to go smooth like butter if I wanted future business or referrals, and I figured out how to make them great.  

May 03, 2016 11:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No bad ones...

May 03, 2016 08:27 AM
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Fred, maybe you should be asking the opposite, have you ever had a good closing where nothing bad happened and there were no problems or ineptness along the way.

May 03, 2016 08:09 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Happily - no - but we stay on top of things throughout the closing period...

May 08, 2016 09:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Couple of nightmare closings here too, but they did close.

May 06, 2016 12:19 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dealing with lenders, agents and trid issues regularly.

May 04, 2016 03:34 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Had a couple of close calls, but always managed to work it out at the settlement table. I listed a property "As Is" with the buyer agreeing the seller would absolutely do no repairs. The buyer had an inspection done for information purposes oney and tried to get the seller to pay for repairing the furnace by refusing to close. After we discussed what he signed in the contract, he closed.

May 04, 2016 12:37 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

I had a transaction at the closing table where the Buyer, after the final walk-through, stated that old bales of hay were still in the barn.  Insisted that the barn should also be broom swept clean.  This was up for debate.  Final decision was to held funds in escrow until the bales were disposed of by Seller (whom I represented).  This resulted in the Seller upset with me.  

May 03, 2016 10:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


May 03, 2016 10:34 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I have had a few.  The most recent one was this past Friday.  I represented the seller and it was suppose to be a mail out to the seller.  Everyone knew it was a mail out to the seller except the lender who was preparing documents. The lenders office had been calling me for the past 2 weeks to invite me to a happy hour they were having on Thursday night.  The buyers agent finally gets in touch with the lender - at the happy hour and the lender says, I wish I would have known  hours ago???  I think there was a breakdown in communication between the lender and title co.  Long story short, the sellers drove the 5 hours into town, finally were able to get an appointment with the title company, it took 2 hours for title co. to get seller to sign 10 documents.  Longest seller closing I have ever had.  You should have seen the look on the closers face when she found out the sellers wanted a check instead of a wire.  Seller got their check and everything was good.  The next day the buyers agent calls looking for a garage door opener.  The buyer is wanting to make an issue at this point over a $30 garage door opener.  Fun fun!  I emailed the title company on Monday since they didn't bother letting me know it closed and funded.  My check was ready about 3:00 so I picked up, headed to the bank, then the bank sends the check back and says I'll have to call the title company, that they cannot deposit.  Really........will this ever end??  Apparently on their end, they have to release some type of security on the check in order for it to be cashed.  They took care of it right away and apologized.  No one is perfect including me but I am just glad that one is over!

May 03, 2016 10:05 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

As I knock on wood... no major glitches and only minor ones that could be repaired easily.

May 03, 2016 09:56 PM