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Ken Jones
SellerNet - Toms River, NJ
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate The fastest I can recall was the sale of my own home in Phoenix, AZ in 2016.
It took 16 days from contract to COE. (I’m assuming you’re not including marketing time.)
I was the listing agent and the buyer’s agent was from a different brokerage company.

I'd like to add 2 additional transactions wherein I was the buyer in both.

The first is a same-day transaction where the seller took title at 10:00 AM and I took title from that seller 1-hour later by assuming the seller's debt.

The second was a transaction where a couple had just bought a home. But, during the purchase process, decided to divorce. Their agent called me to see if I would buy the home by assuming their FHA mortgage. The whole transaction from contract to closing took 3 days.

Feb 20, 2021 04:42 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My last one was 15 days where the appraisal was a desk top. The 2nd to last that required an appraisal was held up by the appraiser, that was 22 days

Feb 20, 2021 05:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

With a nudge at the title company and a pre-approved buyer, start to finish 5 business days. I think the buyer had an in at the bank to get the appraisal done but he would not admit it.

Feb 20, 2021 04:59 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Just over two weeks.

Feb 20, 2021 04:50 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Back in the 1990's before Dodd-Frank I sold the same house twice within a two week period. Both transactions had a mortgage. Back story on this one ~ First Buyer wanted to surprise his girl friend, bought the house then asked her to marry him , she said NO! Turned around and sold it for much less to a family who had made a low offer the week before he did.

Feb 20, 2021 04:47 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All I remember is the feeling of the event which was very satisfying....

Feb 20, 2021 06:40 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm going to say around 10 days & that was many moons ago. Nobody can do anything 'fast' these days. Ever since the crash, lenders can't do anything with any kind of efficiency.

I agree with Buzz, before Dodd-Frank probably.

Feb 20, 2021 05:29 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I don't remember exactly. Maybe 21 days.

Feb 20, 2021 08:02 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

An afternoon.

Feb 21, 2021 12:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have closed hundreds of transactions within two weeks. 

Feb 20, 2021 03:40 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

13 days.  Contract written June 1, closed on the 13th, so I guess technically that was 12 days.  My buyer was about to be deployed the lender went above and beyond to get it closed for his family.  They had a weekend house then.... and now they are happily retired on my lake.

Feb 20, 2021 01:42 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We did a bunch in 2009, 2010 & 2011 in 10 days or less although it took a great team to continue that process. All good things must come to an end some time but boy, ot was fun.

Feb 20, 2021 01:09 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The fastest was 15days on a medium size shopping center .  And the longest was a year, because it was a change of use, and it had to go through the city's red tape which included several hearings...A

Feb 20, 2021 11:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Two & a half week closing, if memory serves.  Lender moved REAL fast.

Feb 20, 2021 08:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

10 days.  The offer was for 5 days however we (seller and myself as the listing agent) needed more time to manage some administrative details. 

Feb 20, 2021 08:42 AM