Every Mission Viejo Real Estate Transaction Has Some Drama

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Every Mission Viejo Real Estate Transaction Has Some Drama

Real Estate Transaction Drama Right Here in Mission Viejo

Every Mission Viejo real estate transaction includes some drama.  When the Mission Viejo real estate transaction drama pops up, who brings it to the party, whether it is emotionally charged or financially charged drama, and how dramatic it is varies all over the Mission Viejo real estate map. Make no mistake – all Mission  Viejo real estate transactions have some kind of drama.  Just so we’re all clear – when I say drama, I mean that someone involved in the Mission Viejo real estate transaction where you have a seller, a buyer, two Realtors, and 23 other players who come in from stage left and stage right along the way to a closed and recorded transaction, has done or said something that someone else wasn’t expecting.


I’d like to share with you my top seven most dramatic moments in my personal Mission Viejo real estate transaction history.

7.  The time the lender called me to say the loan couldn’t fund today, in order to close by noon tomorrow as scheduled, because there were snipers on the roof of the bank building and the funder was forced to evacuate.  My job was to decide what the buyer should do about the carpet installers that were scheduled to arrive at her new condo at 2 PM tomorrow which she now would not own until the next day, when the moving truck was scheduled to arrive.

6. The time that the buyers met me at the bank owned house for the home inspection, and the first thing the home inspector says is “there’s a slab leak.”   And the inspection just went downhill from there.  Soaking wet carpet, soaking wet dry wall up half way up the interior walls, and mold growth already visible.

5. The time the lender called to say the reason the title company hadn’t received the funds from the buyers’ loan was because the funds from the buyers’ loan were sent to a different title company.

4. The time the lender called five days before closing to say the reason we don’t have loan docs for the buyer to sign is because the buyers no longer qualify for the home loan because the wife, who was pregnant and working full time the day the loan was approved, is now on maternity leave having just delivered a beautiful baby boy.

3. The time the buyer, who was also her own agent, called me to ask in which room the person had died in the home she was buying.  I said “I don’t know.  I’ll ask the sellers.  Then she called back minutes later to say “I don’t want to know.”

2. The time the sellers refused to grant the buyers access to the home to conduct additional inspections for purposes of determining the cost and procedure to remedy the toxic mold (lab certified) in the family room wall.  After the sellers had signed more than 10 pages of disclosures specifically encouraging the buyers to conduct any and all inspections they deemed necessary.

1. The time the septic tank inspector yelled up from three foot deep hole in the dirt in the front flower bed that the lid of the first chamber he discovered was very likely to break when he removed it to inspect the interior and he needed someone to agree to pay the $200 for the replacement lid that he conveniently had with him on his septic pumping truck. And the lid, indeed, did break.  The lid for the second chamber he discovered, that was also likely to crack in order for him to open it up and complete the inspection, regretfully he did not conveniently have a replacement for on the septic pumping truck.  That second chamber being the first chamber the waste water from all the toilets in the house feed into.  Wait for it.  No, the second lid did not break.

I’m Leslie Eskildsen. Just keeping it real in Mission Viejo Real Estate.

Call me.  949-678-3373

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Email me.  Leslie@LeslieEskildsen.com


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