Did you know that a typical “easy” real estate transaction can involve more than 10 different service providers? It is important to have competent people on your side every step of the way. These service providers can make the process smooth – or – very hard and because of this, no two transactions are ever alike.
The first 10 people you think of are your agent, then lender, an appraiser, an inspector, a title agent, an escrow agent, then remember you typically have septic pumpers, sewer inspectors, HOA managers, and insurance agents. This does not include the furnace servicer, the chimney sweep, the house cleaner or carpet cleaner. For listings, you may have a professional stager or painter. This does not include the electrician or plumber, the roof repairer or the pest controller. Did we mention the moving company or the home warranty company? What about if you have a well? Who will test the water? Is it possible that you may want to change your locks or your security system? The list is as long as you can think of, and it is important to be able to have these people on your team whenever you need them!