Success Takes Risk

Success Takes Risk

Is your goal to be successful? Are you willing to take risks? Are you willing to fail?

This 70 second video gives some great success stories, including a failed real estate agent, that came after painful rejection and failure.

Never stop working toward your goals.

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  1. Thank you, Shakita, for listening and for taking the time to comment!

  2. This video was right on time. I know so many of us feel this way and to know that without failure there can be no success. Karen, thank you.

    Shakita Fultz
    Tristar Realty Inc.

    “Let’s Make Your Dream A Reality.”

  3. Hi Brent:
    Not sure which dates you owned this property, but let me tell you how it looks.
    1. In North Carolina, until very recently, owner of the property was responsible for unpaid water bills if the tenant didn’t pay. Sounds like it is that same way in Minnesota.

    2. Going forward, you absolutely must take all utilities out of your name on the day of closing. Many times, if utilities are on, new owners simply don’t think about the fact that they need to be transferred into their own names. Yes, the new owners should morally pay for any bills incurred once they owned the home.

    3. If you don’t pay the bills incurred after you sold the home, it seems the same thing would apply to the new owner that applied to you when the tenant didn’t pay – they would be ultimately responsible.

    4. All that aside, you should have purchased title insurance at your closing that would help protect against errors and omissions in your closing. Also, through title search, the closing attorney does hold responsibility for not finding past due water liens or any other liens that were unpaid on the property at the time of the sale.

    Contact your closing attorney or title company to see who is ultimately responsible before you write a check. This is why attorneys carry errors and omission insurance. And, please, let me know how this works out for you.

  4. I received a past due water bill from a home I owned in MN that had been tenant occupied. The bill was through October 12th, and there was also a previous balance not paid prior to July 8th, 2015. This was never disclosed to me at the closing. Today October 26th, the buyers agent sent a pic of the bill to my agent, who forwarded it to me, expecting me to pay the full amount. The past due charges are $576.48 plus a late fee of $57.65. Current charges show an additional $137.60. I called the City, and the new owner never put the water in his name. My ex tenants name is on the face of the water bill, but City says if she doesn’t pay, I’m on the hook for it, since I owned the home at the time. Wouldn’t the closing company or somebody be responsible for this because this was never brought up at the closing! If that’s the case so be it, but why should I be held responsible for water charges AFTER July 7th?

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