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Ladera Ranch, CA
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Realty Executives International
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When Clancy Fort, an associate real estate broker in California, isn't adding new features to his already informative real estate website ( www.OrangeCounty-RealEstate.com ), he is hunting down loan officers and their 'higher-ups' to make sure his client gets a new house in time. In what has become a hostile seller's market, banks and lenders are dragging their feet to get anything done. Buyer agents find themselves performing new tasks to keep clients and get the job done.
Such was the case for Clancy when one of his clients made an offer on a fourplex in Long Beach. In what seemed to be an open and shut case, the client was buying the building with 45% down. Even so, the seller agent would disappear for weeks and the bank would suddenly stop the loan process with no one at the bank giving a straight answer. After all the negotiation and getting all the paperwork done it seemed the bank would not move at all on the loan. Clancy made more than a few phone calls and after days of investigations, he reached the highest link on the chain of command. He was told the building had been appraised at $20,000 below the asking price. When asked if he had any idea of how much the client was depositing into the transaction he said "no". Clancy told him and the loan was approved instantly. The manager later called the client directly to apologize and informed him that the loan would have been rejected had it not been for Clancy's effort.
Clancy tells that he prides himself in preparing his clients before initiating the buying processes. His clients agree. Jonathan B. says:
"Clancy's system for finding and getting me into my first home was incredible. I saw all of the listings on the market in my price range which made the house hunting process both fun and easy. His easy going style and great personality as well as his skills as a Realtor made my home purchase easy and fun. I also bought a great home."
When preparation isn't enough however, it helps to have an agent that is prepared to camp out in front of the bank to get you your house.
By Pedro Grosso
Coutesy of FIG3.com
Many of my clients ask me, "What is my niche specialty?" This is a tough question since my business crosses a wide area of specialties. So, let's go with the generic answer. My business is split 50/50 between home sales and residential income property sales. My home sales business revolves around getting the maximum exposure for the home using a combination of Internet marketing and print advertising. My income property business involves looking at the goals of my clients and helping them create a strategy that will help them accomplish their goals.
Many of my transactions are complicated and have specific timing issues. It is my job to make sure my clients are not hurt financially by the transaction they are trying to make. This is especially true for my clients who are selling one home to buy another or my investor clients who are trading one or more properties in a 1031 exchange. I believe that you the client should know all of the strategic options available to you and the risks associated with each strategy before you commit.
You deserve the opportunity to get the best value for your home. My home selling system allows you to expose your home to most people which gets you the best price.