House Talk with Silvia Dukes


Thankful for Diligence

The best three words in real estate are "Clear to Close"!

When that happens, everyone knows home buyers will soon be able to move into their new home and sellers will soon be able to move on with their lives. 

There is a lot of things that have to happen before we hear those words and especially buyers have to be diligent to follow all the directives and meet the demands of their lender. 

I've been working with a family for the last several weeks on the purchase of their new waterfront home in Weeki Wachee Florida. It will be a dream come true for them to live on the water.  

Weeki Wachee Waterfront Home Sold by Realtor Silvia Dukes


The husband is a Veteran and they are financing their home purchase with a VA loan. It was not an easy process and we had to overcome a few hurdles including appraisal, inspection issues, and flood insurance requirements among others. 

These buyers have been some of the most patient and diligent home buyers I have been working with  and just in time for Thanksgiving, they received their "Clear to Close" as a reward! 

We will be closing on their new home next week! 

I am so excited for them and today I am thankful for diligence! 



This is an entry in the Active Rain Challenge 12 Days of Thanksgiving 2017



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Congratulations to you and your buyers, Silvia. Diligence does pay off. Well done and Happy Thanksgiving Eve. :) 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 2 years ago

Sylvia those three words "Clear To Close" are also music to my ears, especially when it has been a tough loan.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago

Good evening Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES ,

Diligence definitely pays off when you are determined to make some happen. Congratulations to you and your buyers for securing and closing on their dream home on the water.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 2 years ago


Clear to close are magical words anytime of the year.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 2 years ago


I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 2 years ago

It is a journey to the closing table and so glad you have made it. I love working with Veterans. It is so rewarding.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 2 years ago

That is great news for everybody Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES .  Good agents results in smooth transactions.  Good luck in the final days.

Posted by Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055 (Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA) about 2 years ago

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