Getting Ready for
“Don’t Get Thrown by Doc Overhaul”
(May/June 2015, page 10) offered
how to adapt to
changes in clos-
from the Con-
to take effect in October.
STEFEN LEE LIBERTI RESPONDS: I do not
understand the concern. The new norm
will be to have the closing statements
completed five to seven days in advance
to have time for corrections if necessary.
In the end, it will be better for everyone.
Educating sellers and buyers about the
potential for last-minute delays is key.
LAUREN RESPONDS: Are the regulators
going to inform all of the cities and
towns that we need final readings done
a week or more prior to closings
now? For this new regulation to work,
the municipalities are going to have to
agree to do readings much earlier than
they do now. If they don’t cooperate,
we can’t control it.
The Role of Drones
I enjoyed your article about drones and
the FAA (“Should You Pursue Drone
Technology?” Online Exclusive, May
2015). In the United States, we are sev-
eral years behind other countries with
regard to regulating UAVs. I think a good
part of property photography will come
from UAVs in the future, as this is the
best way to show people how the house
sits on the property and how it fits in the
neighborhood. I am hopeful the FAA can
develop a set of rules that are designed
to promote and protect UAV aviation.
Jim Rogers, Lake Buy Realty, Laurie, Mo.
Drones can be beneficial, but I don’t see
them as anything more than a gimmick
in their use as a tool for real estate.
People don’t hover at 50 or 100 feet over
properties when they’re looking for a
house to buy. They look at it from ground
level with common eyesight. We need to
step back and assess our motivations
and get back down to Earth.
Dennis Elias, Westgate Real Estate,
The article “Calm Your Buyers’ Fears”
(Online Exclusive, June 2015) offered
suggestions for helping clients manage
their disappointment when an offer is
DAVID BOISVERT RESPONDS: Excellent
points in this article! Every sale has had
its ups and downs, yet every one has also
worked out to the benefit and happiness
of all involved. The analogy of a roller
coaster is perfect for the process of
buying or selling a home.
MARTHA AIKEN RESPONDS: That analogy
is perfect for real estate professionals’
MIKE RESPONDS: That’s a good story.
Multiple offers are never pleasant. It
often comes down to money. The morals
of the story are to not give up and to reaffirm the goal of the purchasing family.
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