Posted by Kristine-CA on April 24, 2007 at 23:58:19:
Hi there. As far as I know, none of my sellers have had anything but
relief upon completion of the sale. Many of them are touch in later in
the year regarding tax questions and concerns over any mail they
received that is related to the property.
If someone has enough seller’s remorse and enough anger to contact
the AG, then no gift after closing will remedy that. The gift would just
be perceived as a cover-up for whatever mis-deed they feel victim of.
In the beginning I was wary of heirs and sellers with their own
attorneys. Now I say bring 'em on. While I have dealt with some very
un-saavy attorneys initially hired by the sellers and have been
frustrated to no end by their lack of customer service (and had to pay
their fees in full), the sellers seem to feel more protected.
I have started going more towards probate leads that don’t require me
to initiate the probate–and I have found that easier, to be sure.
As you say, rapport building is important. My point is that no matter
how nice we are, or how much our creativity saves the day, some of our
actions will be misunderstood by those who have issues about money
and who know little about real estate. My guess is that would be about
99% of attorneys serving as AG. Kristine