Family Closes on Home During Winter Storm
Megan and Brian Harrington were under contract to purchase a home in Cambridge, NY, with Meg Minehan acting as their Buyer Agent. The closing was scheduled for Monday, February 2nd at 1:00 at the bank attorney’s office in Hoosick Falls, NY. As the weekend and closing date approached, alerts began to indicate a severe winter storm warning for Sunday/Monday. The Harringtons were using the Capozzola Law Firm, and having seen the forecast, Karen, Ms. Copozzola’s paralegal, fortuitously brought the Harrington’s file home with her on Friday.
Monday dawned and with it a raging blizzard. The Harringtons were in constant communication with Meg and Karen, wondering:
- Will the bank attorneys be in?
- Will the Seller’s attorney be willing to venture out in the storm?
- What time would everyone have to leave to do the pre-closing walk through in Cambridge?
- How much time would would it take to get to Hoosick Falls in the storm?
Karen lives in the Town of Greenwich. If you are familiar with the landscape of the area, to get to the house in Cambridge, one would have to drive through Greenwich. It was determined by the other attorneys involved that the closing would, in fact, be taking place despite the storm. Luckily, the Buyers were able to secure the use of a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
In the meantime, the storm continued. Driving conditions were dangerous and the snow was accumulating at rates too fast for plows to keep up. Agent Meg Minehan discovered that her own road in Malta had not been plowed yet and was impassible, so she reached out to notify everyone of the news.
Remarkably, Karen came up with a brilliant plan to save the day: the Harringtons would pick her up at her home in Greenwich, proceed together to the house in Cambridge, represent them as their legal representative at the walk through, and then continue on to Hoosick Falls for the closing.
We received this wonderful picture from the Harringtons after the successful closing with the comment, “We loved Karen!”
Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! We love Karen too!
Special thanks to Karen and Capozzola Law Firm for their top-notch customer service, especially in such extreme circumstances. And our heartfelt congratulations to Megan and Brian on the purchase of their new home. Thank you for your business!
About Meg Minehan
Meg Minehan is an Associate Broker and consistent top producer at Roohan Realty. She specializes in residential real estate, relocation, marketing, negotiation, and leadership development. She lives locally with her husband Jack Minehan, who is also a member of the Roohan team. Learn more about Meg and view her listings on her website: www.megminehan.com