By Jason Robie
It's safe to say that we've all "moved in" about a dozen or more times in our lifetimes. Whether you were a kid moving with your parents or an adult getting your first apartment or buying your first home, moving into a new place is exciting, stressful and filled with anticipation. You would assume after a handful of these experiences, we would be awesome at it. In reality, there are still a few neat tricks we can glean from others' years of experience. Let's see if we can pick up a trick or two to make the move-in experience more pleasing and more fruitful.
One of my favorite parts about working with professional, experienced, local real estate agents is their vast network of vetted service providers. A real estate pro's business is almost exclusively based on networking. You can be sure that a recommended plumber or electrician is going to be top-notch when referred by an agent. They want to be sure you are happy with the worker they've recommended and that you will remember them when it comes time to buy or sell again. Before you grab the keys and wave goodbye at the closing table, get a few solid recommendations from your agent. They'll appreciate your trust in them and you will appreciate not having to pick random goof balls out of the phone book or the internet.
- Category: Real Estate