- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
OH man.. I need to get this off my chest ’cause it’s stressing me out so bad!
We’re closing our first home on June 30th, yes, as in 7 days away. A month and a half ago when we knew our offer was accepted, etc etc, we contacted a lawyer to do our title search and such. They basically said they wouldn’t be in touch til much closer to the date.
Well yesterday, the 22nd, was the date our title search had to be done by. I called to see what progress they had made, and the lady that deals with the Real Estate was out of the office. Receptionist said she would have that lady call me the next day.
The next day (today, err, well the 23rd) I wait until about 2pm and call them because I haven’t heard anything yet. The receptionist then drops the bomb on me that the Real Estate-dealings lady has had an emergency and left for the day. It then becomes apparent that she may be gone for awhile because the receptionist mentions that they are trying to replace her (!) so they can close all the deals they have.
My whole reason for calling them was to make sure everything was coming along nicely, and to see if we could sign our paperwork on the Monday before closing (FI is a truck driver and out of town Mon – Fri usually) and now they’re telling me they probably won’t even have it done by Wed, the CLOSING DATE?!
So I then called another lawyer, asked how quickly they could close the deal, and since he said by Wed for sure I had the original lawyer fax over everything to him. It appears to be sorted out now, but not without some unnecessary stress and probably a lot of new grey hairs.. My biggest issue is that, had I not called them today just WHEN did they plan on contacting me to tell me my house wasn’t closing in a week on the planned date?! Jerks, IMO.
The closing date COULD probably stand to be pushed back a day or two (though right now it’s the day before Canada Day, which means I’ll have that day off!) but then we run the risk of not being able to move on the weekend we’ve scheduled to move, which means re-organizing friends/family, and most of the other weekends in July we have weddings/showers etc!
Ugh! Thanks for reading my rant.. I feel a bit better now!