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Stand By You

A client of mine has a contract that requires her to close and sell her home by mid -November.  The buyers, who accepted these terms when they signed in August, really want to accelerate the transaction.  First he calls the seller, then she calls the seller, each under another pretense that finally turned into pressure.  When my client rebuffed their demands, their attorney undertook to prematurely declare my client in default!

I shot off a  letter disputing and denying the default assertion, and called my client to share what I wrote.

“I’m so glad you’re on my side,” she said.  “I couldn’t do this without you.”

I remembered at that moment why I do what I do for a living. I responded: “Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.”

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Realtor
Thanks for sharing this story. Most people don't why it's so important to have proper representation when you're selling a home. Good Job
real_lawyer
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Realtor
Thanks so much. In days past, I'd have my chosen path in the law looked down upon by colleagues who thought that the practice of real estate law isn't challenging. I always answered that it was an area that required expertise in psychology, economics, sociology, negotiation, plus seat of the pants improvisation, and should never be underestimated as a profession. Besides, the ultimate goal is for all parties to be "happy" at closing, and what other areas of the law have the same endgame?
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