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Just When I Blogged Some Banks Not On Board With Docusign . . . .

Just when I blogged about some of the banks not on board with electronic signatures for their short sales, I get a message from Bank of America stating they are going to be accepting electronic signatures on some of the documents. It is almost as if they read my blog.  Yea right! Who am I kidding.  That is start especially when most of my short sales are Bank of America short sales and for some reason when I ask the buyer's agent who is putting in the offer to use regular signatures, there is always a pause as if I am kidding.  Hopefully this is going in the right direction and eventually regular signatures a thing of the past to save paper, time, and money.  Bank of America, keep up the progress.  FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS STELLA BARBOUR NoVa Brokers LLC 1483 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103 McLean, Virginia 22101 571-814-3002 OFFICE 703-999-6104 CELL 571-281-2866 FAX www.novabrokersllc.com stellabarbour@yahoo.com Licensed in Virginia & Maryland https://www.novabrokersllc.com/
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Was the Listing Agent unethical or am I overreacting . . . .

So here is the scoop . . . . Showed property that was listed for short sale. Put in cash offer for my buyers for listed price and attached my buyers earnest deposit and bank statement showing the amount of money to cove purchase. Listing agent contacted me via email and said “I just met with my sellers and they signed your offer” Listing agent asked for my client to fill out a financial statement, asking a lot of personal financial information, (even though she has a document showing enough funds for purchase. After refusal, she insisted this was “standard”.   (First I have heard of this) (Sounded kinda sketchy . . . ) She then gave up this argument. Listing agent began asking me for Preliminary HUD 1 and to sign affidavits for the short sale bank. Still no contract back with seller’s signature. Listing agent attempted three times for me to use her title company.  We said no on all three occasions and she was not happy with that. Still no contract back with seller’s signature. Listing agent is asking for more documentation Still no contract back with seller’s signature so I told her after we receive a signed contract, I will send additional docs. Listing agent sent email to me stating that since she did not receive our documentation her seller went with another offer. Do you see something fishy with any of this or am I overreacting?  Does this seem like there is something wrong with this picture.  When I looked up the agent, she has been an agent for some time and it is scaring me that there are agents that are unethical and are still practicing real estate, but maybe I am misreading this . . . . Just plain fishy                                 FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS STELLA BARBOUR NoVa Brokers LLC 1483 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103 McLean, Virginia 22101 571-814-3002 OFFICE 703-999-6104 CELL 571-281-2866 FAX www.novabrokersllc.com stellabarbour@yahoo.com Licensed in Virginia & Maryland https://www.novabrokersllc.com/
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MEADOWLARK’S WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS NOV 16-JAN 6 IN VIENNA, VA

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY IN VIENNA, VA.  THIS SHOULD DEFINITELY DO THE TRICK. MEADOWLARK'S WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS AT THE MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS. RECURRRING DAILY ADDRESS:  9750 mEADOWLARK GARDENS COURT, VIENNA, VA TIMES: 5:00 P.M. DOORS OPEN, 5:30 P.M. IS THE SHOW PHONE: 703-255-3631 ADMISSION:  $13 ADULTS, $8.00 CHILDREN AGES 3-12 WINTER WALK OF LIGHTS IS AN OUTDOOR WALKING LIGHT SHOW WITH OVER 5000,000 LIGHTS SET IN MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS IN VIENNA, VA.  THE ADDMISSION TICKETS ARE SPECIFIC TIMES.  DRESS FOR THE OUTDOORS AND WALK THE .6 MILE PATH.  STAY FOR THE ANIMATED LAKESIDE LIGHTS SHOW AND ENJOY REFRESHMENTS.  FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS STELLA BARBOUR NoVa Brokers LLC 1483 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103 McLean, Virginia 22101 571-814-3002 OFFICE 703-999-6104 CELL 571-281-2866 FAX www.novabrokersllc.com stellabarbour@yahoo.com Licensed in Virginia & Maryland https://www.novabrokersllc.com/
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Visit Santa at the Ice Palace Nov 19-Dec 24 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA

Looking to see Santa . . . He will be at the Ice Palace in Fair Oaks Mall. Address:  11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA Tims:  Mall Hours Phone# 703-359-8300 Great family fun when they step inside the holiday Ice Palace, locally presented by Cox Communications.  The display features a 30 foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and, new this year, the beloved prehistoric herd from the family film Ice Age. Bring your children for a visit with Santa and also get a family photo taken on the Ice Throne. Great way to get some quality family time in. FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS STELLA BARBOUR NoVa Brokers LLC 1483 Chain Bridge Road Suite 103 McLean, Virginia 22101 571-814-3002 OFFICE 703-999-6104 CELL 571-281-2866 FAX www.novabrokersllc.com stellabarbour@yahoo.com Licensed in Virginia & Maryland https://www.novabrokersllc.com/
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