A recent transaction involved a house in Florida, Sellers in a New England state, and a Buyer from a Western state. Long Distance transactions like this have become easier over the past decade, thanks to Technology. But not this time. None of the parties were Tech Savvy.
The Buyer could not program a microwave oven timer (sorry, but it's true). When I mentioned "Copies" to the elderly Sellers, they said, "Oh, you mean a Mimeograph!"
Mimeograph, aka Stencil Duplicator, circa World War II
image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Okay, no problem. We'll do it the old-fashioned way, using a Copier, and send the copies by Snail Mail or Overnight Service. Time consuming and expensive, but that's how we did it when I started in Real Estate.
The Copier will Get the Job Done
Snail Mail can deliver the Copies
But this went from Bad to Worse.
The Title Company called; there were serious Title Problems. Extensions and other addenda had to be signed as the time dragged on. The Seller and Buyer wanted copies of every update, every notice. They had both hired Attorneys at this point, and those Lawyers also wanted copies of everything.
The paperwork for this increasingly complex transaction was being cranked out by the ream!
I also had to send many of the documents to my own office back in Tallahassee (this sale was occurring in South Florida).
We finally did Close the Deal.
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Disclaimer: Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice. For legal advice see an attorney. For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker Tallahassee, Florida