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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It sounds like that former employee left on bad terms. It sounds like a slo-burn payback. I agree with Joy Daniels on this one.

Apr 02, 2015 07:12 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Actually I have - I had to go to the employer and stand in front of him and request it personally!

Apr 02, 2015 06:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not run into this.

Aug 15, 2018 07:34 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not yet.

Apr 06, 2018 10:41 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Former employee! That says it all.

Mar 28, 2018 08:30 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not

Aug 21, 2017 05:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I have heard of this and finally the underwriter used something else to prove that employment period.

Nov 12, 2016 10:20 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

I have never heard of that before.  I would call the owner or have the employee go there

Apr 02, 2015 09:50 PM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I've dealt with this - you have to empathize w/the HR person and build a little bit of rapport - you may even have to toss your client under the bus a little bit (you can even let your client know you're doing this since it's helping them).  Something along the lines of


"look, I know I'm a pain in your butt, and I know (client) was a pain in your butt...believe me, they're a pain in mine too, but you'd be doing me a HUGE favor if you coul dhelp me out with this....if we don't get it today, I have to jump through hoops with my operations staff, and it's going to cause me WAY more headache than it'll cause (client).  If you could please help me out, I'd be happy to help you out if you ever need my services, or even some advice involving my expertise"


Script it so you sound like you're on their team, and they can make your day by helping....more often than not, this softens people up & they'll help if they can.



Apr 02, 2015 02:57 PM
Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

I honestly didn't mean to post this anonymously.  This is a little different.  It's a mom and pop operation and the "HR" person is the owner's wife.  She was unhappy with the borrower, who left giving two weeks notice, because when he left a couple of other employees went with him.  The more we follow up the more nasty she gets.  We don't even need income verification, just dates of employment. Even busy HR departments at small, large, and medium companies have typically turned it around in 48 hours, it's going on two weeks with this one. The borrower worked closely with her and said, "she's not busy and really doesn't do much all day"   When we ask if there is anyone else that can verify she always says, "nope, just me"

Apr 02, 2015 10:11 AM
Dave Skow
Movement Mortgage - Seattle, WA
Dave Skow

Yes entirely uncommon....try locating another person that might be able to assist ,,,try asking borrower to assist in communicating to employer .....budget enough time on your closing ....follow up with employer daily

Apr 02, 2015 07:27 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. That's a tough situation and not much you can do to help your client.

Apr 02, 2015 05:31 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Sure.  Having headed a H.R. department before, I can tell you there are times when you get dozens at a time.  This department has a milliion in one things going on with current employees, so ex-employee activity falls to bottom of the pile. 

  The quickest way to get a response is to have the information noted of what you wanted verified.  Ask for them to initial next to each or sign document in agreement that information is accurate. 

Meaning, document notes "Verification for Employment of Bob Smith"...address..(show his signature to approve of release of information). 

___soc no#.....xx

____dates of employment (4/12 - 3/15)

____ position held:  A/R representative

_____ salary:  $15,000/yr + bonus potential


You can ask them to initial next to each, for verification, then add their name/title at bottom and ask them to sign and date.  This alows them to avoid having to draft a letter ,etc..

May help simplify the process!  Good luck!


Apr 02, 2015 05:31 AM