Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

bullet : dodged.

Feb 22, 2018 06:22 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Fred, you and she now have the knowledge.

Feb 22, 2018 06:41 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
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Usually they are down/sad but not mad. 

Feb 22, 2018 05:57 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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It's all your fault Fred !

Feb 23, 2018 04:08 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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The Truth Hurts, but you were very smart to do it in sequence!

Feb 22, 2018 08:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Well, it looks like you saved yourself, her and others some time.

Feb 22, 2018 07:10 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Financing is more emotional than home-buying.  I'm sure she is feeling a little embarrassed, humiliated and obviously not too happy.  And of course this is all YOUR fault! (Isn't just about everything our fault?!) But seriously, there is something very wrong in the universe this week.  I've had nothing but really angry clients.

Feb 22, 2018 06:45 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Had a couple decide not to work with me since I will not show them anything without that all might pre-approval letter.  Too much trouble to get it they said...well I hope it all works out for them.

Feb 22, 2018 06:17 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hmmm, maybe that's why she's had multiple jobs in the last few years! I have had several who needed to get credit fixed and they seemed pleased to have the help!

Feb 22, 2018 06:07 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Yes, a buyer got pre qualifed a few months ago, 3.5% then decided not to buy. now ready to buy and i asked, did you get pre qualifed again. Theys said yes but did not, then had sticker shock when rate is 4.5 and payment 300 more. 

Feb 23, 2018 02:37 AM
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Joe D'Agostino
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As a 48 year Vet in the mortgage business, all potential buyer should be pre-approved before waisting everyone's time.

Feb 22, 2018 07:46 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Good for you..you warned her..now she should believe you!

Feb 22, 2018 07:22 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Send her some flowers! With a nice note.

Feb 22, 2018 06:49 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Not a reaction like that, just down.  I think this gal was probably embarassed and lashed out at you.

Feb 22, 2018 06:44 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Her Loss!  You did the best you could.

Feb 22, 2018 06:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There will never be a shortage of unrealistic prospects. You provided sound advice.

Feb 23, 2018 07:16 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have not had that issue. I did help someone repair their credit (for 18 months), took them to see every POS out there, and then they called a sign and bought the house with the listing agent. 

Feb 23, 2018 05:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The truth is the truth. At least you did not waste your time.

Feb 23, 2018 05:39 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sorry she lashed out at you Fred. Seems she doesn't want to take the responsibility of bad credit.

Feb 23, 2018 05:29 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Feb 23, 2018 04:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I always ask buyers to call and speak with my lender before going out to see properties.

Feb 23, 2018 04:52 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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It seems we are always the ones getting the brunt when things go wrong even thoug it is not our fault.  Oh well, probably better off without a client like that!

Feb 23, 2018 04:44 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Not mad, but very sad.

Feb 23, 2018 04:40 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Helping your Montana dreams take root

She's the one with the problem. I wouldn't want to work with her anyway.

Feb 23, 2018 03:20 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Many people who decided not  to take  lower paying job for a short time have gotten the same message.

Feb 22, 2018 07:44 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Why didn't you just wave your magic wand?

Feb 22, 2018 07:09 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I am happy to say no. What a nightmare.

Feb 22, 2018 07:04 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Never had that.  I'd lose her number!

Feb 23, 2018 09:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Fred,

I would conclude, that you were wise and saved yourself a big headache!  A

Feb 23, 2018 09:34 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not.  It seems that people who cannot take responsibility for their own actions and life need someone else to blame their circumstances on.

Feb 23, 2018 08:10 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yep, you dodged a bullet, Fred! Smile as you move on to the next one...who QUALIFIES! 

Feb 23, 2018 07:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

oh, she was embarrassed....  I might have given her the option of a hard money source.... then she could save face and go in peace....and hopefully repair her credit.... or she would grab the offer and have a roof over her head.... 

Feb 23, 2018 07:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not had them mad at me but have had them extremely embarrassed and angry when they discovered things the other spouse had done to their credit. It caused one couple to separate. They are back together now.

Feb 23, 2018 07:13 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I can understand that... from the client's perspective - it may be frustrating. It's easy for us to dismiss clients like this as they don't fit the lending mold.

But there is a challenge here. Many people not in our business don't necessarily understand how it works to get a mortgage approval - and understandably so, the rules have changed.

The challenge is one to explain how it works. There may also be an opportunity to also use a lender that specialize in those sorts of client situations, and an opportunity to develop a buy strategy for this client.

 

Feb 23, 2018 07:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I have seen exuberance to get started to despair when not qualified

Feb 23, 2018 07:00 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would not have provided a 'REFERRAL" to a lender without first getting some confirmation they can do it.

That is why we have many lenders in our database.

When folks get ambushed that leads to SHAME, they often react harshly.

Your job is to prevent the ambush and allow them to avoid shame.

Just for the fun of it, run her stats through Rocket Mortgage under an alias and see if the ambush could have been prevented.  

Feb 23, 2018 06:49 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

She is not a serious buyer.  Let go!

Feb 23, 2018 06:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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no

Feb 23, 2018 06:27 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Don't bother with the flowers...

Even when they finally can qualify, they will be marginal buyers, and the prices have now gone above their budget...

Eve

Feb 23, 2018 06:21 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
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Some people just need to blame someone else for their problems.

Feb 23, 2018 05:58 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

That's her problem unfortunately & now yours. It's your problem Fred - don't you know what her life is like?

 

Feb 23, 2018 05:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Next

Feb 23, 2018 04:56 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

You helped her in that you did not waste her time - she helped you in that she did not waste your time.  I call that a win-win.

Feb 22, 2018 10:59 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I do not waste a moment. You show me your local loan preapproval or bank statement I will show you my listings.

Feb 22, 2018 10:02 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Oh, the importance for having a preapproval letter up front.

Feb 23, 2018 09:24 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

At least you didn't waste a day of showing houses before you found out. 

Feb 28, 2018 11:15 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

They get upset but never rude to me.  At least you found out before wasting your time.  Could imagine if they found their dream home & got turned down.  

Feb 26, 2018 02:33 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sounds like you dodged a bullet, she sounds a bit unstable.

Feb 26, 2018 06:17 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

I have had similar situations.

Feb 24, 2018 06:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Fred Griffin - not your fault. However, sometimes it is easier to educate them that it is not you, it is their finances.

Feb 23, 2018 09:51 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Her problem and not yours.

Feb 23, 2018 06:11 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Not as a Real Estate agent. I did when I worked in mortgage banking.  People would get so mad and blame you when in reality they were late on their mortgage, they had too much debt, etc.

Feb 23, 2018 03:44 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, Did she think you are the bank?

 

Feb 23, 2018 02:25 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

This could be overlay of lenders. If she is on job from last 6 month and same line of profession that shouldn't be a problem to get her approved. 

Feb 23, 2018 11:40 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Thanks to Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 for the idea about using Rocket Mortgage / Quicken Loans for buyers who appear to be on the edge.  It may give them a chance to "save face".

  

Feb 24, 2018 08:08 AM