Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Joe Pryor
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Good question and I think it is a current one on a three-plex I sold. The appraiser asked for an extension 4 times.

Nov 27, 2017 06:10 AM
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Nathan Gesner A litle under four years. It was a land deal.

Nov 27, 2017 06:30 AM
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Bob Crane
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I have had a few reo's that took around 6 months.

 

Nov 27, 2017 06:28 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Almost 2 years to the date. House became a probate issue during escrow to be 'cleared' the the probate court, and my buyer-client was highly encouraged to sit on the deal. During the 2 years, my client made money on the house by shear fact of capital appreciation over time, without ever owning it. Once the deal cleared, we flipped back on the market, and client made a six-figure gain.

Nov 27, 2017 06:21 AM
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Nov 27, 2017 11:30 AM
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Peter Testa
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I have had some monster short sales. Everything from hidden liens coming up on the title search last minute to the debt being sold off post approval. It delays things.  

Nov 27, 2017 06:22 AM
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Susie Kay
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About 5 months and we had to switch to a different lender.  It was a builder's home, though. 

Nov 27, 2017 04:42 PM
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John Meussner
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Selling my own home in 2012 ---- short sale process took a year and a half from accepted contract thru closing.

Nov 27, 2017 10:35 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Short Sale that took 14 months.

Nov 27, 2017 09:34 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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3 years. It was a damn mess too. Dead people, fighting people, attorneys, oh my!

Nov 27, 2017 08:12 AM
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Doug Dawes
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The longest delay was 3 months due to a title issue. As a result the buyer backed out.

 

Nov 27, 2017 06:56 AM
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Wayne Martin
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A probate issue delayed the closing by a little over 9 months!

Nov 27, 2017 06:42 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Really, can't recall any such long delays. I have had transactions that took a long time to close, but those longer closings were planned for and agreed to in the contract. But no serious unexpected delays beyond a few days.

Nov 27, 2017 06:17 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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I had a house on the market -- a Short Sale:  3 Offers

1st Offer Accepted took 7 months and buyer walked.

2nd Offer Accepted took 9 months and buyer walked.

3rd Offer Accepted took 11 months and that buyer walked.

When I went to the house to fill the brochure box and check on the property -- my lock box had been sawed off ... the Bank Foreclosed on my Client -- and he was a Military Man serving in Afghanistan!  Unbelievable!  The longest time I've ever fought so hard ... almost got an ulcer on this one!

Nov 27, 2017 12:33 PM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Nathan, we had a closing date of 9/16/16 that ended up closing on 1/16/17. That's about as long as I've ever had.

Nov 27, 2017 12:32 PM
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I think one month was the max on a residential sale.

Nov 27, 2017 10:11 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I do not know.

Nov 27, 2017 09:20 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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I don't recall having anything too lengthy...

Nov 27, 2017 08:55 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I had an FHA short sales that took one year!!!!!  

Nov 27, 2017 08:27 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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5 months.

Nov 27, 2017 08:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nathan,

We had a sale that was depended on a change of variance, and that took 6 months.

Nov 27, 2017 07:21 AM
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About 3 weeks. Other longer closings were planned for

Nov 27, 2017 07:11 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Excluding distressed and short sales, the longest delay was 3 months. The lender needed to SEE the wind rating for the garage door. Original installation company..out of business.  That is when you realize if you aren't good to others, they may not help you out of a real bind.

Nov 27, 2017 07:10 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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If you include the days of the short sale, one took two years.

Nov 27, 2017 07:04 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
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13.5 months.  But it was a short sale.  

Nov 27, 2017 06:57 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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On options to purchase they could go 2 plus years....or depending

Nov 27, 2017 06:48 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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2.5 years.

My very first short sale which started with WAMU and ended at Wacovia.

Nov 27, 2017 08:08 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Total of about 3 months, waiting for the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to clear it.

Nov 27, 2017 05:09 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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decades ago, I had a Farmer's Home Loan financed deal and it took a year for the damn thing to close....that was my one and only deal financed that way in 39 years....

Nov 27, 2017 07:00 AM
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Short sale days...weeks...months come to mind!

Nov 27, 2017 10:05 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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10 months.  It was a REO with a title cloud, but my buyer really wanted THAT house.

Nov 27, 2017 08:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have had some long ones with a lease purchase that took a year and a half. I have had some custom homes that took eleven months.

Nov 27, 2017 07:38 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Can't remember any over 60 days..and that is considered long.

Nov 27, 2017 06:31 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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I have a deal going right now that will be about 22 months by time it closes. Title search revealed some IRS liens that needed to be resolved and it's taking some time! 

Nov 27, 2017 06:20 PM
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a couple of months.

Nov 27, 2017 09:15 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Short sales and new construction.

Nov 27, 2017 08:45 AM
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Joan Cox
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That year I had a sale with the buyer being contingent on their sale.   Their sale was delayed 3 days.   This pushed back a total of 3 sales, as my Seller's home purchase was delayed also.

Nov 30, 2017 03:07 PM
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Will Hamm
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45 days one time

 

Nov 28, 2017 02:04 PM
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Brenda Mayette
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Sitting on a "regular sale" now that was supposed to close in October... 

Nov 28, 2017 04:29 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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One short sale lasted a couple of years...

Nov 28, 2017 02:25 AM
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William Feela
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3 months

Nov 27, 2017 06:45 PM