How many people does it take to sell a home? The answer will surprise you.

Ahh… the real estate agent. The mover. The shaker. The deal maker. The public face of the real estate market. But what happens behind the scenes? Good old-fashioned team work.

So how many people does it take to sell a home? I like to say ‘it depends’. Every home, homeowner and homebuyer is unique and so are their needs. Effective and caring agents don’t take a cookie-cutter approach. They take each client’s need into consideration and work with other professionals to make buying or selling a home flow smoothly. Whether it’s cleaners, photographers, stagers, decorators, electricians, plumbers, organizers, inspectors, mortgage brokers, packers or movers, a real estate agent should connect clients a wide-range of experts who can provide exactly what they need exactly when they need it.

My team, or “Angie’s Army” as I love to call them, work together to sell homes in record time and for top dollar. They are the experts behind every sold sign and smile of a happy client. They offer services that can help people every step of the way, including moving.

Why include the moving stage as part of selling homes? It’s important not to overlook what happens for clients after closing. A home is one of the biggest investments many people will make, and moving is one of the most stressful events in life. Moving can be complicated. Beyond just the logistics of organizing, packing and physically moving everything you own from one place to another, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. It can be exciting but it can also be overwhelming.

Whether clients do it by themselves or use professionals, moving is the end result of real estate process.

It is the outcome of all of the work of the cleaners, photographers, stagers, decorators, electricians, plumbers, organizers, inspectors, mortgage brokers and packers. For clients, it’s when the process feels complete.

The next time you look at a real estate agent, take a peek behind the scenes and check out their “army”. No great agent does it alone.