What do actual property transactions and jigsaw puzzles have in frequent?

Consumers and sellers actually perceive the general actual property transaction course of however what could shock them are the detailed items within the center, very similar to a puzzle, required to maintain every thing on observe to completion. Let’s evaluate the main points.


First, in a jigsaw puzzle, the border items are linked to create a framework. Equally, in actual property, the framework consists of important “items” that are the house search, purchaser illustration settlement, pre-approval letter, itemizing settlement and preparations, pricing, showings, and the method of writing or receiving a proposal.

As soon as the border items are in place in a jigsaw puzzle, consideration turns to finding simply identifiable items that may be joined collectively to kind bigger sections, nonetheless, there’ll nonetheless be gaps within the puzzle.

Likewise, actual property transactions have simply recognized items too, together with an accepted contract, mortgage kind (if not money), due dates for inspections, restore settlement, earnest cash supply, time limit, appraisal, and extra. These phrases of the contract make up the simply recognized items of the transaction. But, it’s removed from full.

To finish the jigsaw puzzle, particulars turn into vital. Some items could appear like they are going to by no means match anyplace or are onerous to search out as a consequence of an neglected element, line, or one other piece that should come first to attach your entire image.

Transaction particulars generally appear like they gained’t match both and range in each transaction, similar to a puzzle. With a number of transferring elements, as soon as a contract is shipped to title firms and lenders, every day and requirement is vital.

Consideration to each communication, query, request, negotiation, element, date, and challenges requires time and a stable system to navigate efficiently.

Challenges do happen, and whereas some are dealt with simply, others require time-consuming analysis, and a number of communications with everybody from the above-mentioned events to HOA administration, inspectors, contractors, the opposite occasion’s agent, and even an out-of-state agent for a second closing, dependent upon the primary closing.

Time frames with totally different necessities dictate process completion. If any particulars are neglected or missed, additional challenges pop up and similar to a puzzle, one lacking piece can delay or cease the completion of the transaction.

Though jigsaw puzzles and actual property transactions may be difficult, they’re additionally satisfying.

Don’t really feel overwhelmed by the main points; discover a skilled Realtor to hold the load of the detailed puzzle items so you may confidently put together and transfer to the following part of your life journey, calm down, and benefit from the course of.

Deanne Nelson is the Dealer Proprietor of New Key Realty in Nashville. Her ardour for actual property began 17 years in the past when she determined to pursue it as her profession. She carries a license in each Tennessee and Florida. Nelson fell in love with Tennessee within the early 90s, moved right here and is a graduate of Belmont College. She serves on varied committees & is Chair of the Membership Committee at Better Nashville Realtors. Her intent is to present again to the group by being a constructive affect and impression inside the actual property trade for the patron and different brokers.