Moving in or out of a home involves so many moving parts. Coordinating closing dates and moving dates, working with the title company, doing a final walkthrough (and cleanout!), turning utilities on or off, hiring and guiding movers, and much more. Great realtors are ready to help with all of it, especially when their clients are in a bind.
For example, we recently had a case where, just 3 days before a deal was set to close, the title company found a lien on the seller’s title. The seller had documents that proved payment, but the originating bank couldn’t be reached… as it had been out of business for almost 20 years! Our agent worked tirelessly for a day and a half to untangle the web of confusion so the closing could go on as planned. Not only did she make it happen, she kept a smile on her face and earned a client for life.
When buyers or sellers are blindsided by things that throw them off schedule, like the story above, or just simple life events like illnesses, accidents, births, deaths, or even a car breaking down, some realtors will go above and beyond to get things done. They have been known to deliver closing papers to hospitals, reschedule services, meet the movers at the house—whatever it takes.