Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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they suck.... why do you need to use them?

Dec 21, 2018 02:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Sounds like someone is trying to save her job.

 

Dec 21, 2018 03:16 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Holy moly. I would not want to work with that company! Do you have to? And no that has not happened.

Dec 21, 2018 02:10 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No I have never heard of this Lynnea Miller and I think you did the right thing by refusing to say it was your fault when it was not.

Dec 21, 2018 06:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No, I have not and it doesn't provide a particularly warm and fuzzy feeling. 

Dec 21, 2018 03:59 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     That's another reason that I attend all of my closings.  I want that check in my hand when I walk out the door.

Dec 21, 2018 03:11 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I agree that I would not sign such a certification that said I (we) lost the check when it was never delivered from the escrow company, Lynnea Miller 

I would also make them the last escrow company in town with whom I would chose to do business.

Sheesh!

Dec 21, 2018 02:42 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have not

Dec 21, 2018 02:02 PM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I think it's time to change escrow companies

Dec 22, 2018 05:44 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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This has not happened to me. Strange request. Why don't they just stop payment on the check and issue a new one. Why not use a new company, by the way?

Dec 22, 2018 04:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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You should alert those who use this Title company just how poorly organized they are. When they lose a few regular clients, perhaps that will open their eyes. 

I would never sign anything saying that my company lost the check if it never arrived! 

Dec 21, 2018 07:36 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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Wow - that is a first for me too.  How frustrating!

Dec 21, 2018 07:26 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Sorry to hear, Lynnea, but I would be moving on if at all possible. How can you certifiy you lost it when you never got it? They can just stop payment and reissue, right?

Dec 21, 2018 04:42 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Lynnea Miller I have not experienced this... If they lose the checks, I'd be checking the rest of their work as closely as possible, too. Too bad you can't 'get through to the builders' about using a different agency.

Good luck going forward!
Bruce.

 

Dec 21, 2018 03:52 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Maybe a certification that the check was not "received" nor "cashed", rather than accepting blame for the loss, would be acceptable?

Dec 21, 2018 02:35 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nope. Time to quit using that company if possible.

Dec 21, 2018 02:23 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Lynnea,

Is it time to say good-bye to this company?  It has never happened to us.  We had stellar escrow officers.  A

Dec 21, 2018 02:22 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

unfortunately yes,  a back office problem that has happened more than once.  No/poor office practices?  

Dec 21, 2018 01:59 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That has not happened to me and all of our checks for the last few years are wire transfered.

Dec 22, 2018 04:31 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No ma'am never had, and I never will

Dec 22, 2018 04:29 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Wow, that is a new one to me! That doesn't happen here since I don't leave the closing without the check in my hand.

Dec 21, 2018 11:39 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Lynnea Miller that is very strange.

Dec 21, 2018 05:47 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Wow, that is something new to me. 

This month I had to cancel one check (rental commission). You won't believe, that office found that check week later. Cancellation $30.00. :(

Dec 21, 2018 04:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. A good time to make some changes.

Dec 21, 2018 04:13 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No however our focus is in results not story-telling....

Dec 21, 2018 02:47 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Fortunately, not. 

Dec 21, 2018 02:05 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would find someone else to close with. I had it happen once. The closing company sent a check direct to the other agency. I was at closing so i got mine at closing. They never got theirs. They then wanted me to pay it and went the legal rout for 2  months where the closing company finally issued a new check to them. 

Dec 22, 2018 05:20 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I had the check sent at a different address.  Even they fedex them, they do not require a signature. Usually we get checks on the second day max. They canceled it and wrote a new one. 

Dec 21, 2018 11:56 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

We have had checks show up with the incorrect amount which we then had to void and have re-issued, but never this scenario, and I agree, if we weren't the one to lose it, I would not certify that it was our error, and would ask for them to issue it. 

Dec 21, 2018 09:56 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Someone is not doing their job very well.  I wouldn't sign it either since you did not lose it.  Time for the builders to find another company.

Dec 21, 2018 09:53 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Obviously, there seems to be a problem here....

Dec 22, 2018 08:13 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like they don't care about customer service.

Dec 22, 2018 06:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

they're certified all right. No, I've never had that incompetance happen but the day  is young.

Dec 22, 2018 06:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you do not seek out a new escrow company, the fault is yours!

Dec 22, 2018 03:50 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Dec 22, 2018 01:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. However I did have an escrow officer wire the seller's closing funds to a WRONG account.  We spent over a week looking for over $300,000.  The money was not showing up in the account.  All she kept telling me is I wired the funds.  Her mistake ... she was provided the correct account but made an error. 

Dec 22, 2018 08:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most offices you need to get a check from broker in fear of cashing out funds and flee. 

Dec 22, 2018 07:38 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

New one on me, I've never had this happen.

Dec 22, 2018 06:42 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

We walk out of closings in attorney offices with our commission check, so no.

Dec 22, 2018 01:48 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Never happened, but I certainly wouldn’t take the blame for their inadequacies. Sounds like they have many issues.  I have my commissions direct deposit so not doing many checks anymore.  Works out a lot better.

Dec 22, 2018 09:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never had one lost, title delivers them out here, but I have had them made wrong before.

Dec 22, 2018 04:23 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

No. I have had one lost in the mail and they re-issued it. Wiring the fees takes care of that.

Dec 22, 2018 02:31 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I have not heard or had that happen. We do business differently here in Louisiana. 

Dec 22, 2018 02:22 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No, this has never happened to me - I always receive my brokerage commission check at settlement.  

Dec 23, 2018 07:29 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No way in HELL!!

Dec 26, 2018 05:36 PM
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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

OH NO!   No, the closer passes them out after the closing is funded.  

Dec 26, 2018 06:40 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow that would be a first.

 

Dec 25, 2018 12:11 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Never have had that happen Lynnea. Seems like irresponsibility is rewarded at that escrow company.  

Dec 24, 2018 08:06 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I have had escrow companies send checks to the wrong address. Never needed to certify anything, though!

Dec 23, 2018 09:34 AM