5 tips for closing every real estate deal ahead of schedule

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Once a property goes under contract, it becomes a sprint to get to the finish line. However, with so many parties involved, lack of communication, missing paperwork, being unorganized and a host of other challenges can quickly can prevent you from closing on or before the contractual deadline. Although life is full of unavoidable circumstances, closing every deal early is much more likely if you follow these five tips: 1. Take charge Once a property hits pending status, suddenly you’ve got a flurry of people racing to meet a closing deadline. With agents, brokers, appraisers, inspectors, buyers, sellers, contractors, banks and title companies all moving to get things done, having one person in charge to keep things moving along smoothly is vital. Whether you represent the buyer or the seller, that person needs to be you. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen small mishaps become big problems resulting in delayed closings. For example, the appraiser on a deal ...