Drive through closing, now that's new!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - The Hatcher Group

I recently heard about an agent who had a closing at a Dunkin Donuts coffee shop.  It wan't really a drive through closing, they actually met inside and performed the ritual.  Not only is it new, but it's Maine! 

The story got better when the the buyers discovered in the back yard weeks later (large yard with snow) that the previous owner decided not to move with their 900 lb. pig, and took it out back and shot it!  Additionaly if you can believe this, the sellers also must have been having trouble with the facilities in the home and preceded to use the side of the house as a restroom for a week or two prior to the closing, 

All of this in the dead of winter in Maine.  Small town yes, rural yes, unbelievable...I thought so, but it's true.  I could only laugh and think, thank god it didn't happen to me or one of my clients!  Can you beat this?

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Ron Bridges
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. - Sumter, SC

I'm not even going to try to beat that.

Feb 14, 2009 02:59 PM #1
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Dean Moss
Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL - Chicago, IL
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Paul -

This truly is one to write home about!  Hope they got a good price on the home!

DEAN & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Feb 14, 2009 03:00 PM #2
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

What a story-I can't beat that one.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 14, 2009 03:03 PM #3
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Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Paul, not even going to try.  PS  please send me more lobsters ASAP.  Thanks again  kevincavanaughonline.com

Feb 14, 2009 03:07 PM #4
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Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Paul,

 

I think you win an award for that one!

Barbara

Feb 14, 2009 03:09 PM #5
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Paul McKee
Keller Williams Realty - The Hatcher Group - Portland, ME

Ron, Dean, Pat and Barbara,

Can't you think of one of your situations that beats that...LOL? 

Kevin,

Lobsters are there way, hope your hungrey!

Feb 14, 2009 03:17 PM #6
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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Well at least they left the outside freezer stocked with pork.

Feb 14, 2009 03:24 PM #7
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Richard Bowman
San Antonio, TX

wow I never thought about what you could hide in the snow...We don't get much here..who am I kidding we don't get any here. I wonder (and I am being serious) if that is something the seller would legally have to disclose. I mean you could dump all kind of things in the back yard if you new it was gonna snow for a month

Feb 14, 2009 03:29 PM #8
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Jay Williams
Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC
Mortgage Loan Officer - Getting You The Right Loan

Paul, at least they had the closing and at Dunkin Donuts and not a barbecue restaurant!

Jay

Feb 14, 2009 03:46 PM #9
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Paul McKee
Keller Williams Realty - The Hatcher Group - Portland, ME

Kathleen, I hadn't thought about the upside of an outside freezer.

Richard, I beleive the pig incident occured long after the disclosures where presented to the buyers, but might have been important to mention at the closing table.

Jay, I bet if the buyers held the closing at a barbeque restaurant they might have at least thought to ask the sellers what they were doing with the pig before signing the paperwork.

Feb 14, 2009 11:49 PM #10
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