What can we do to motivate sellerThe only thing mentioned on the appraisal was the beam in the back needed a fascia... the obviously rotted beam needed a peice of plastic put over it, and that was only mentioned because the broker forced the appraiser back out to the site. We took this term, put a peice of plastic over the beam, to the seller and let them know this is the only thing between were we are and closing. The seller didn't complete it by the close date a week later so closing was pushed back two more weeks. The seller didn't complete it by the NEW close date so closing was pushed back two more weeks. The seller didn't complete it by the NEW NEW close date so closing was pushed back two more weeks...We now are currently poised to miss the next close date one week from today (because the broker needs to do a follow-up appraisal to verify it's done). The mortgage broker has also had to extend our rate lock for the mortgage twice, the cost of which is being added to the closing.WHAT CAN MY WIFE AND I DO?!?!?! We're reaching the end of our rope as far as sanity is concerned because we're more than ready to move out of our tiny apartment (half of it's already packed). In trying to speed the seller's actions along myself I was requesting updates every 2-3 days from their agent. A few days ago I received a message stating they weren't going to talk with me because it is improper to deal with me instead of my agent. I've since alerted my agent of this and he tells me that the seller works in such bulk (Homepath forclosed properties) that they just work on their own time scheme and there's not much we can do. I think the process has made him weary of the deal. I like our agent and think he's performed great up till now but I don't want to lose it this close to closing. What can be done to speed this closing along and motivate the seller to performing the actions requested?October 18 2013 - Cincinnati00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.