There is no magic wand to make the process go smoothly
A successful real estate transaction involves multiple parties all working toward the same goal. The goal is “purchase the house” or “get the house sold.” It is not a confusing or vague goal. One of the most satisfying aspects of being a real estate agent is to see a client reach their goals.
What can really help a client to achieve their goal is to have a team of people seamlessly working together to help them reach the goal. The team can include, but is not limited to, a lender, a title company, a home inspector, the agents involved, and sometimes a spouse, a family member, a best friend, an estate attorney, or an appraiser. When all these parties involved are working together toward the goal, the goal can be easily achieved. “Working together” can mean:
Recognizing that time is of the essence – returning phone calls, emails, and texts in a timely fashion.
Blocking out time in their day to see properties, attend inspections, or finding a suitable stand in (family member or a friend) should work obligations get in the way.
Taking the time to explain any confusing concepts more than once, and sometimes to multiple people.
Ensuring that needed documentation and funds arrive at the desired location by the agreed upon time and date.
Having a shared communication style that helps the others involved in the transaction to feel comfortable.
Paying close attention to the details specified in any addenda, disclosures, or wiring instructions, etc.
There is no magic potion or wand to make a real estate transaction smooth and easy. But when many of these guidelines are followed by all parties involved in the transaction, any issues that do arise can usually be worked out. As in most exchanges in life, a little grace can go a long way. If you have more questions about achieving your real estate goals, don’t hesitate to reach out.