James Frangella, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove real estate specialist
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I invented it and do I ever love it!
May 15th, 2013

WAP!  The splinters go flying all over the conference room. 

“Ow!  That hurt.  Why did you do that for?”  The buyer is fervently rubbing the side of his head.

“Because I don’t think you were paying attention,” my title officer sternly replies.  She reaches for another AGD as the one she just used broke in half.

I just came up with a new rule and a new tool.  I’m requiring my title company to now use my newly-invented instrument during the buyer’s signing.  I need to make sure the buyer is paying attention to their instructions.  Otherwise, they show up later with a personal check for their down payment instead of a cashier’s check … on the morning of funding.  As hard as it is to believe, this idiotic practice causes delays.  I hate delays, especially when it’s not my fault.

You see, I can’t depend on the buyer or even the buyer’s agent to pay attention to details. Hence, my new attention getting device – aka AGD.  It’s quite a simple wooden instrument actually and has a dual purpose.  One could use it for measuring things too.  Nuns have used them successfully for years in just about every Catholic school on earth.  If I could afford it, I would have them custom made ¾ inch thick or maybe even thicker and order hundreds.  I just know I would use lots of them.  I'd break 'em on the side of their heads, for sure!

If I could it have my way, I would be present during the signing and demand that not only the buyer be there but also the buyer’s agent and their loan officer.  Of course, I would be in total control and administer the operation of the AGD at my very whim - regardless if any of them are paying attention or not.  Heaven forbid, if I catch them texting.  No doubt, I would enjoy it tremendously.  More importantly, my escrows would close on time too!

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