• You will not be told how much money to bring to closing until the day of your closing and many times only hours or minutes before the closing
  • The dates on your contract will change, perhaps multiple times
  • You will become anxious or nervous
  • You will become irritated or annoyed about frequent and lastminute paperwork requests with seemingly impossible deadlines
  • You will want to tell your friends and family about your experience on social media sites Don’t, wait until your sale is complete.
  • The mortgage company will pull another credit report on you days beforeor even the day ofyour closing
  • The home inspection is to verify what you do not already know about the property.
  • Short sales and foreclosures may take a lot longer then a typical sale.


  • The date on the contract will change; it is a guesstimate and subject to many variables (i.e., the attorneys timetable)
  • The property must appraise.
  • Agents will miss showing appointments without calling
  • Appointments will be made and cancelled at the last minute
  • Some showings will last about five minutes and some showings will last 3 hours
  • Agents will knock on your door or even drive by, see you in the yard,and ask if they can see your house (if this happens, call your own agent)