Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Good Relationships Make for a Smoother Road to the Closing

Good Relationships Make for a Smoother Road to the Closing

It Is Who You Know

Part of the value to my sellers is the relationships I have it established over the years with agents,vendors and those partners that help insure a smoother closing.

Good agent relationships get my listings shown and help when it is a multiple offer situation. Those that I know who do a great job I gladly testify to my seller that past experiences have been good ones. History does repeat itself.

It isn't enough to just get a contract on my listing since that is just the beginning. There are many steps and hurdles to be crossed to get the property closed. Good relationships with lenders allows open communication so I get updates on the buyers and know when paperwork is needed. 

There are many home inspectors in our area so I work with them making it easier to access my listings and get the reports and repairs negotiated. When it comes to the appraisers, I used to know all of them. Now many have retired and a new bunch has been added. Because I am a long time agent in the area I am recognized by them as an agent that knows what I am doing. The appraisers work hard to find the value because of my professionalism and they know I have done my research. It isn't often that values come in short. This is a huge benefit to my sellers and I let them know it.

As for repair people, termite companies, etc. I have connections and am willing to share the names when asked. My relatinships with these vendors can move my sellers to the top of the list in priority. That's important when time is of the essence which it usually is.

The title companies in town know I want it done right and on time. This is the final piece in the puzzle to bring the contract to a closing. 

Having good relationships makes a difference getting to the closing table and making for a smoother transaction.

When you are interested in Clarksville TN real estate, contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

This is Part 4 of the Value Propostion Challenge.

 Centruy 21 Platinum Properties2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040

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Debbie Reynolds
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Comment balloon 25 commentsDebbie Reynolds • October 06 2017 02:28AM


Our market is small and our town is small so good relationships are definitely essential here as well.

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) 10 months ago

My vendors that I have relationships with now have relationships with my clients

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 10 months ago

Good morning Debbie - a successful real estate agent has developed so many relationship in the home field.  The Realtor in our BNI is the number one referrer.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 10 months ago

Home sellers and home buyers will be in very good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago

Good afternoon Debbie. Your point is well made and this has always been my experience too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 10 months ago

Great relationships help business and help to build new business Debbie Reynolds - well done!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) 10 months ago


Strong business relationships is the key to a successful business.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 10 months ago

Without establishing good relationships, a business owner can't be successful. 

I remember after joining ActiveRain. You were quick to make good relationships with me and others who joined around that time. You've done so much for all of us here on ActiveRain. I just had to say, thank you.

I'm sure you make great relationships with all your clients and you consistently strive to go above and beyond for the benefit of helping others achieve their goals in home ownership. 

Always and forever, may you be successful, happy, and blessed. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 10 months ago

Having those trusted relationships can make all the difference.....for both seller and buyer!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 9 months ago

Oh, it absolutely DOES make a world of difference, Debbie! The cranky, bully agents just don't get it - they are avoided by others like the plague!  LOL

Great post, Debbie!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

You are so right..making and maintaining relationships make all the difference in the world in how transactions move forward and end up soothingly closing!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 9 months ago

There is this one appraiser that I surf with, I always make sure I don't drop in on him surfing. You think he would give me higher appraisals, but no chance, it's all business.

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) 9 months ago

Relationships make the real estate world go 'round!

Posted by Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable (ReminderMedia) 9 months ago

Sometimes having those relationships ... and the trust that is shared ... is the difference between a successful smooth transaction and an unsuccessful bumpy one, Debbie Reynolds.   The importance of experience and sound relationships built during gaining it cannot be understated ... a great message!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 9 months ago

Great reminder Debbie! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Filomena M. Thompson, Realtor, ABR, CIPS, MRP, PSA, SRS, SRES (REMAX Above The Beach) 9 months ago

I completely agree! Having a good reputation and strong relationships is essential to any real estate agent. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Corey Martin, Real Estate and Management Solutions (Martin Presence Group) 9 months ago

Great post, Debbie.  I could not agree more.  This business is about relationships, creating, building, nurturing...etc.  Surrounding yourself with great people, serves to not only make the process smoother, but creates a great experience for clients.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) 9 months ago

True words were spoken here.

Good relationships with many people will smooth out transactions.


Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 9 months ago

Hi Debbie

This is so right on target!! Building and maintaining good relationships with a range of people involved in our business can make such a difference. Knowing who does a good job, and who does not, is part of that, too. And when working with someone new I find it helps to work hard on creating a good working relationship with great communication.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Debbie Reynolds Definitely an advantage to have those good relationships when you're on the buyers side. Much harder when you're on the sellers side and have no control especially over inspectors and lenders. I just cringe when I get a pre- qual letter from a lender that I've never even heard of the company let alone the mortgage person. And don't even get me started on inspectors....

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 9 months ago

Debbie Reynolds "It isn't enough to just get a contract on my listing since that is just the beginning. There are many steps and hurdles to be crossed to get the property closed."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) 9 months ago

"Having good relationships makes a difference getting to the closing table and making for a smoother transaction." Well said - !!  Thank you Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 9 months ago

As the old story goes...when they are good...they are very very good and when they are bad....they are horrid ! 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

Debbie, you are so right about how relationships are so important in this business! I know when there is another agent with whom I've had a great transaction with before that it gives me a good feeling when they submit an offer on another one of my properties!

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) 9 months ago

I agree.  I have always told my buyers and sellers that my job really begins once an offer is accepted.  We rely on several others to make that happen and surrounding yourself with the best professionals in the business makes everything a lot easier!  Thank you for the post.

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) 9 months ago