In case you missed the BEGINNING this turned into this three part series...
Although there were no requests after the inspection, the appraiser had a number of objections. The roof from the front looked pretty good, why the back was like this I never understood. A few stairs without handrails in place, and when I came to siding they neglected some space. Lets not forget the peeling paint, the list was so long I felt a bit faint.
I talked to the seller about fixing some stuff, he thought the appraiser was being to rough. It was unfortunate we got stuck with this hard ass, but he makes the rules and I'm out of gas. He finally agreed to a few repairs but that left me with a little despair.
On to the buyers agent, a pretty young blond with plenty of energy of which I was fond. She had an idea to settle this mess, I wasn't receptive I must confess. The buyer and seller both with no cash, she suggested we pay from our own personal stash. Her next suggestion was providing labor to paint, thought to myself she must be a saint.
One late summer morning I get a call, this deal will be closing after all. It's 11 am they're signing at one, I said thanks for some notice this continues my fun.
To make a long story short the buyer's agent did do some work, a little scraping and paint, another appraiser review. After a month of delays she deserved nothing but praise.
Oh by the way, I'm happy to say.... There was enough money so we both got PAID!