I have submitted an offer on a Center City Condo (on behalf of my buyers) only to have the offer repeatedly sent back to me by the lawyer for the seller.
Here is my take:
-Who cares if the Agreement of Sale paperwork has crossed out changes, has been through the fax machine twice, and the signatures aren’t witnessed?
-And do I really give a crap that the initial to the changes aren’t dated? Not really.
-Perhaps this lawyer needs something to do, because he is really grinding fine on the details that do not make or break this deal, or prevent our agreement from being legally binding.
Here is that Lawyers Take:
-Stupid Realtor can’t take the time to dot his i’s and cross his t’s. What an idiot. I’ll show him how a contract should
be correctly executed.
-This is what I learned in law school, and why should I be soft on this contract, and not possibly protect my clients interest?
What is fair, and what is reality? Probably somewhere in the middle. Point is, ya’ gotta’ roll with the punches. And yes, even I need to brush up on dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s. Perhaps, in the long run, the longer road taken is the shortest possible road.
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106