It's been another busy week in real estate. It is officially "hump" day and after thinking the only light coming through the tunnel on my closing in Lake Ridge was a train we managed to go to settlement today.
It shouldn't have been a hard transaction. The seller is active duty military using the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) and the buyers were well qualified. However whenever you are dealing with HAP you have to be prepared for surprises. In this case it was a "misplaced" file which meant scrambling to come up with additional documents. Meanwhile the sellers moved overseas necessitating a Power of Attorney.
Normally a Power of Attorney isn't a big deal either however when the buyer's title company "misplaced" the original POA we thought for sure the train was picking up spped and it was ready to destroy the deal. Fortunately putting the heads of two title companies together with the Prince William County Clerk determined what would be acceptable to file the deed and we were finally ready to close.
As always the end result was positive, we backed the train out of the tunnel and now all we have is a beautiful sunny fall day staring us in the face. This is my third closing in the Lake Ridge neighborhood this year and it was certainly the hardest in terms of dealing with the details but it is a part of what Realtors® do every day. Solve problems and sell houses.
If you live in the Lake Ridge neighborhood or anywhere in Northern Virginia and are looking for a Realtor® who understands how to handle difficult transactions in today's marketplace then give me a call at 703-346-2213. Lets talk about whether now is the right time for you to sell your home. No hassle, no pressure just straight talk about today's real estate market.
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