Streamlining real estate transactions all in the family

Arizona mom, dad, son team guide home-buying process virtually

Transaction coordination is a family affair for Karen, Chuck and Chris Drebes, a mom, dad and son, respectively, who join the concept of the family business with the most modern of concepts: the online real estate transaction.

Three years ago, Karen Drebes began specializing in shepherding real estate transactions from contract to escrow using online platforms. Early this year, the Scottsdale, Ariz., virtual assistant became the victim of her own success.

“I was working 12- to 17-hour days and I reached the point where I could go no further,” Drebes explained.