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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & I had money on the winning side. It is really rare but I'm saying a good twice there were punches going to be thrown & this was by the attorneys.

There have been a few times I've advised the sellers to be in a different room.

Apr 26, 2017 03:34 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

God bless the great state of Arizona, where there are no settlement table closings. I honestly don't know how y'all do it.

Apr 26, 2017 04:47 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Once, early in my career.  

     The Buyer (my guy) was very tense throughout the closing.  When we were done, he blasted the Listing Agent.   He had just moved to Tallahassee; her company had botched the sale of his house in the state that he had left (I was not aware of it until the blow-up at the closing table). 

      He told her to get her @#$ For Sale out of the yard immediately, or he would throw it in the trash.   Very ugly, very rude.  The Title Attorney and I sat quietly while he ranted and raved.   The LA collected her files and went out of the room (she and I caught up later; there was no issue between us).

    That man is one of the few customers/clients that I intentionally never followed up with.

Apr 26, 2017 04:44 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

Yes.  I walked into the closing for my own daughter's purchase, only to find the attorneys standing up and screaming at each other across the closing table.

I had arrived a little late because I had stopped to bring everyone Starbucks.  My daughter was sitting there tearing-up... I pulled her from the room, and let the attorneys go at it, 'till our attorney came to "bring us up to speed" on the problem in another room.

Everything worked out fine, but it started off a little rough.

Sure.  It had to happen for the Realtor's own daughter... right?

Apr 26, 2017 04:14 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No, as the Buyer and Seller are never at COE together - both sign paperwork on a different day.  And here, no keys are exchanged at COE, but after Recordation John Peak.  

Apr 26, 2017 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No.  In our state each party signs separately with escrow so they never have to meet in person.

Apr 26, 2017 03:40 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I have... had a seller start yelling at me once because he had not completed an agreed upon repair. He threatened not to close. I quietly threatened a law suit for breach of contract and performance. I also told him I didn't accept that kind of talk from my kids and I wouldn't from him, either. He shut up and sat down. I told the closing attorney that my buyers and I would not remain in the same room with the seller. That seller could sign his documents, leave and we would come back.

Apr 27, 2017 03:53 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No.  Each Buyer and Seller has their own lawyer and their own separate closing at the lawyer's office.

Apr 26, 2017 06:32 PM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

Not to that extinct. I did have  a client that said he did not want to close because he did not like the way the Buyer was looking at him

Apr 26, 2017 06:39 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No, but there was some silent treatment going on between buyers and sellers at one. But no yelling!

Apr 26, 2017 04:33 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

We do not close all parties together. Separate closings..no issues!

Apr 26, 2017 04:29 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak Maybe some heated arguments, but no yelling or nothing physical.

Apr 26, 2017 04:06 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope nothing quite that dramatic. A few angry words from the buyers when they learned there was a mistake in the lender paperwork and it was going to cost them a couple thousand dollars more. A few tear a couple of tim

Apr 26, 2017 03:28 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

In my area, buyers and seller go to escrow at different times to sign closing docs.  Sometimes the buyer and seller never meet each other.  So the answer is "NO".

Bet it would not be fun to experience.

Apr 26, 2017 10:08 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH GOSH NO!  

We sign together (buyers & sellers) and typically by the time we get to Closing, everything is done and both parties are terribly excited to be there!

Apr 26, 2017 08:37 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No. 

Apr 26, 2017 07:52 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Peak No, I have not yet.

Apr 26, 2017 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we had the pleasure of dealing with well-manered people. A

Apr 26, 2017 03:19 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No fights but I witnessed a belly-poking once. That was interesting. 

Apr 27, 2017 05:06 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been angry words, mostly with the agents, or myself and the other agent, but not between the other party and myself.

Apr 27, 2017 02:41 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We don't have "closing tables" in CA so no.

I've seen couples argue though.

Apr 26, 2017 08:57 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

No physical fighting but ex-spouse was verbally fighting.

Apr 26, 2017 06:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Never, thankfully!

Apr 26, 2017 06:28 PM
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Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Portland, OR
helping improve local property tax systems

No, because each of the sellers asked to have a separate closing time.  This wasn't a fight between buyer and seller. It was related to the fact that the sellers were in the middle of a divorce. Each asked for a separate time to meet with me to avoid confronting the other. I made sure that there was plenty of time between each scheduled meeting so that they wouldn't have the slighest chance of running into each other in the parking lot or lobby. 

Apr 26, 2017 06:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Oh yes I have witnessed fighting and usually when that has happened it was not between the buyer and seller but between the buyers. One time the wife found out at the closing table that the husband was paying child support. She had no idea there was a child in his past. The wife refused to sign that day but did sign the next day when she had calmed down.

Apr 26, 2017 06:01 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

No, but here we don't sign with buyers and sellers and agents together, so the brawl would have to be with parties on the same side of the transaction or the escrow officer. Less likely I think than all parties and attorneys together in one room. -Kasey

Apr 26, 2017 05:56 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Some loud talking but nothing more than that

Apr 26, 2017 05:27 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Yes.  It was a divorcing couple fighting over how the proceeds from the sale of their home were being split.  It was awful.

Apr 26, 2017 04:58 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO and I would not let that happen

Apr 26, 2017 04:43 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. It's gotten to where it seems it's better to have buyers and sellers sign at different times.

Apr 26, 2017 04:35 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No

Apr 26, 2017 04:33 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Apr 26, 2017 03:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Apr 30, 2017 03:13 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I think a closing could be contentious, I have the buyers and sellers separated.

Apr 29, 2017 07:26 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No tables here, buyer and seller often never meet.

Apr 28, 2017 06:01 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Nope! Not even raised voices.

Apr 27, 2017 06:13 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Our buyers and sellers don't meet at a closing table and usually never even meet, so I can't say that I have ever witnessed that.

Apr 27, 2017 09:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I have had some strong words with escrow officers who were out of line in giving legal and tax advice to my clients.  

Apr 27, 2017 09:14 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, the closing is done at separate times so the seller and buyer don't get a chance to meet.

Apr 27, 2017 08:35 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Of course, if you've been in this business any length of time. My favorite are Attorney vs. Agent physical fights. Agents are invariably always the initial winner. Today's mail-away  closings nearly assure no altercations will arise. 

Apr 27, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We don't have closing tables in my jurisdiction.

Apr 27, 2017 06:36 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have had two occasions where a buyer and a seller emotionally broke down. "I can't go through with this!"

Today both as delighted they stayed the course and reaping the incredible benefits of wealth building.

Fisty-cuffs? Not yet. But I delight at the image of lawyers bust'n each other.

Apr 27, 2017 06:28 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

While that would be entertaining, whenever I have been involved in a difficult transaction where yelling or fighting might be a possibility, we put each party in a different room and close separately.  Most of my closings are split settlements, anyway. 

Apr 27, 2017 06:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Never a fight, but I have seen some uncomfortable moments.

Apr 27, 2017 06:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and the surprise is, I was the referee instead of a participant!

Apr 27, 2017 05:58 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, between a husband and wife. She started out fine but as the closing progressed, she was visibly stressed and started saying she didn't want to buy the home. They left the room three times to argue about it. They finally signed but six months later the home was on the market for sale again. They were some of the most difficult buyers to work with!

Apr 27, 2017 05:57 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've not had the misfortune of this experience

Apr 27, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have witnessed one of the parties getting up and leaving, refusing to close.

Apr 27, 2017 05:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no..... never experienced that.... if there was a possibility, the parties would not be sitting at the same closing table....

Apr 27, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Apr 27, 2017 04:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have not.

Apr 27, 2017 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Allie Angeloni nailed this one!

Apr 27, 2017 03:28 AM
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Mary Hamilton
North Beach, NJ

Never in my life!

Apr 27, 2017 02:51 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Some drama but no confrontation. 

 

Apr 26, 2017 08:42 PM