Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     "Closed" means closed.   Any alterations or changes will need to be done via the Title Office where the closing was held (both parties signed a form at the Closing where they agreed to correct minor errors).

Oct 14, 2016 11:49 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This happens often - missed acknowledgments, missed signatures on addendums. The agent is tracking down the missing signatures, I suspect, due to the brokerage not paying the commission owed until the file is complete.

Oct 14, 2016 11:36 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I think it happened once and my seller's response was "no".

Oct 15, 2016 02:43 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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I like Fred Griffin's comment. I've not had an agent come back to me after closing. Usually all addendums etc. are signed..don't go to closing without the i's dotted and t's crossed.

Oct 15, 2016 01:38 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Too Late!

Oct 15, 2016 01:37 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
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My answer is I would NEVER ask my clients to sign any documents after closing. No exceptions. Escrow is closed. It is over. Real estate documents must be signed during escrow to be valid. There is never any reason on the face of our green earth -- which, in light of our present drought in California seems an inappropriate phrase -- to sign missed documents when the transaction is closed.

On top of that, my fiduciary is over.

Oct 15, 2016 01:33 AM
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Carol Williams
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It happens.  I would cooperate as long as my client didn't sign away any rights or create any new obligations.  

Oct 15, 2016 01:25 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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On occasion, spots get missed on some of our informational documents. I don't generally have a problem with complying. We have a couple of offices who never complete their files before the transaction closes and are scurrying about afterwards to provide documents that my office doesn't require. A lot of times I feel sorry for the agents because their brokers won't pay them until their files are complete. Sometimes I do have to put my foot down and tell them we don't need to do that. I'm not interested in changing the world as a rule, though. At least not that part of it.

Oct 15, 2016 01:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hasn't happened but depends on what it is and what my client has to say. And perhaps my broker

Oct 15, 2016 12:54 AM
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Signing forms can have significant implications.  Legal counsel should likely be obtained.

Oct 15, 2016 12:41 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Hasn't happened but could see this happening, however I must agree with Fred Griffin . After closing, I would not advise my clients to re-sign anything that they have already signed, since there can be a shift in liability.

Oct 14, 2016 11:50 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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I have had requests for copies of signed forms they are missing from their file and happy to comply but signing something after closing? No.  It is customary at closings for all parties to comply with signing missed documents of closing forms but certainly would not apply to something the listing agent wants signed as a CYA or introduce something not specifically agreed to in contract terms.

Oct 19, 2016 11:25 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Nope - closed is closed - any changes need to be done by the title/lawyer etc.

Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - never happened to me - yet! 

Oct 15, 2016 04:21 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Neve

Oct 15, 2016 04:03 PM
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Bob Crane
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The way that I understand it, once closed, neither agent has a client anymore.

Oct 15, 2016 03:06 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I would say the transaction is closed.  You can't do clean up after the fact. His Broker probably required the signature and he failed to obtain it while pending.

Oct 15, 2016 02:23 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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no

Oct 15, 2016 01:15 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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No that has never happened to me.

Oct 15, 2016 12:53 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Not forms, but the agent called to ask how to turn on the AC!

Oct 15, 2016 06:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Occasionally this happens and I gladly try to help because the agents says he won't get paid from his broker without them.

Oct 15, 2016 05:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In most closings, there's a form signed by the parties that states that the parties will cooperate in filling out forms that may have been missed during the closing.

Oct 15, 2016 04:29 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I haven't had this happen. My response would probably be no. The transaction is closed. 

Oct 15, 2016 04:19 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I will help my fellow agent get their file completed as long as the paperwork that needs to be signed doesn't put me, my company or client in jeopardy.

Oct 15, 2016 02:51 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
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I cooperate with other agents and many times their brokerage holds up their commission checks until everything is in. But I do look over the form to make sure that it is applicable to the completed contract.

Oct 15, 2016 01:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Oct 15, 2016 12:48 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I have to agree with Fred Griffin on this one.

Oct 15, 2016 12:36 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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It would depend on the situation.

Oct 14, 2016 11:52 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Yes, and sometimes I'm "that guy" too. It depends on the form, but I do try to cooperate since I may encounter that agent again. The bad agents I'm less likely to help, I assume their careers will be short anyhow.

Oct 14, 2016 11:49 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Had it happen one time that agent missed sign forms for her file.  I helped her out.

 

Oct 18, 2016 02:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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no

Oct 15, 2016 09:38 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Has not happened... and if it closed and wasn't a necessary form for the loan or closing, I'd not be bothering my client.

Oct 15, 2016 07:20 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Depends on what the forms were.

Oct 15, 2016 02:06 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I have had it asked and try to help them out in that I have had to ask as well on behalf of my office wanting something additional after closing.  Holding a check is great motivation.  Ouch.  mark

Oct 15, 2016 03:57 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It has happened.  It's probably the broker's requirement. Some brokers are very particular about their documents and policing every little things and some are more flexible.  I usually try to help the agent if it doesn't have any impact on my client, also if it's really something that missed not because the agent is lazy. 

Oct 15, 2016 01:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven't but I would take it on a case by case basis.

Oct 15, 2016 12:43 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have seen this happen, though it is usually before Closing Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, where an initial or a signature was not done on a page, and that was even after double-checking documents, it was missed.  Lynnea Miller's reply is my thought for the type of situation you described above, though I would be looking at this closely.  

Oct 15, 2016 12:22 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, I have.   I will forward to my client and let them decide.  

Oct 15, 2016 12:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Yes and a good laugh is in order...Those forms threw me until I understood

Oct 15, 2016 12:06 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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yes I have-especially broker-specific forms. I normally say no, unless the other agent can't get paid.

Oct 15, 2016 12:00 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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It depends on what it is and whether it's necessary. I'd probably ask the LA why it was needed first and then decide.

Oct 14, 2016 11:55 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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It does happen once in a great while.

Oct 14, 2016 11:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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If it doesn't affect either party adversely or legally, I don't see the problem.  I would consult an attorney if I had doubts.  A

Oct 14, 2016 11:26 PM