Three Closings-Three Counties-All At Three PM-The Definition of Insanity

Three Closings-Three Counties-Three PMIt didn't start out to be that kind of day.  You know the one where everything is all lined up and ready to go....or so you think.  Then the phone starts to ring.   It looks as if the buyer's lender needs a couple of extra hours to get the loan documents delivered and we're sorry the last documents from the settlement attorney for HAP isn't back yet.  Before you know it two out of three settlements are pushed right smack into one that is going along smoothly.

Anyone who knows Northern Virgina traffic knows even if they had been spread out between 1-3 PM with one if Stafford County, one in Prince William County and one in Fairfax County the 75 mile trip wasn't going to happen for simultaneous settlements.  Fortunately as the listing agent for each transaction I was quickly able to rally some additional hands to cover two of the settlements (one the seller was already gone) and attend the one that was on time.

Out of the insanity comes the good news that two more military families, both moving to the Far East, were able to sell their homes using the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program benefits.  With the deadline for PCS orders quickly approaching Northern Virginia military familes who qualify need to get their applications in place with the Savannah office soon. 

Now it is time to put my feet up and relax for a few minutes before I look at the calendar for tomorrow.  Hopefully I won't have to figure out how to be three places in once again for awhile.


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Comment balloon 15 commentsCindy Jones • May 19 2010 09:21PM


three settlements in one day, awesome! congrats.

Posted by Akil Walker (TriStar Realty) almost 9 years ago

Way to go, Cindy.  'Can't say I've ever had that problem, but it sounds like you handled everything just fine!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Cindy: congrats! Glad it worked out at the end! Specialy for the two military family.Sometimes in this business we need more hours in a day.

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, SW Florida Homes (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) almost 9 years ago

Way to go Cindy, not a bad problem to have, gotta love a problem like that....

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 9 years ago

Love the title to this post! You had to be stressed for a minute or two! Glad it all worked out for you. Congrats on the 3 closings.

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) almost 9 years ago

I worked with RE/MAX Allegiance with a sale here in NJ last fall. You guys (especially Becky) were great to work with! Congratulations on having all that to do in a day!!

Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) almost 9 years ago

Cindy, you need a clone! (or 2)

Posted by Barb Fischer, San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate (Big Block Realty) almost 9 years ago

Akil-it was the way they all fell together that was a bit hard to handle:-)


Margaret-This was a bit of an unusual set of circumstances.  But it did all work out.


Lloyd-getting the two military families closed and on their way is always a top priority for me.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Gerry-it was an interesting situation.  But everyone is settled now.


Mike-I was stressed and couldn't believe it when they all ended up at the exact same time.


Bruce-glad you had a good RE/MAX Allegiance experience.


Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Barb-I don't think the world could handle two of me :-)

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Cindy, I've always been amazed at how much more traveling Virginia agents seem to do than the rest of us.  Glad you got the job done.  Well, of course you did!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Cindy....All is well that ends well.  It wonderful that you could get support to cover 2 of your closings on short notice.  Congratulations and many happy returns.

cosmic cow

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 9 years ago

Cindy - I'd love to have this happen to me!  Sounds like you masterminded a good plan.  Congrats!

Posted by Carol Culkin, Overland Park (Reece & Nichols) almost 9 years ago

Patricia-but we don't have the parking problems you do!


Carra-I'm fortunate to have some great colleagues who were ready to jump in and of course I compensated them for their time.

Carol-It wasn't my first choice to have this happen but once it did it was time to work with it.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 9 years ago

Cindy:  Congratulations on three successful closings in one day!  And two HAP success stories.  You are the HAP Queen of Northern Virginia.  Great work!

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 9 years ago

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