I have found that it's always best to ask neighbors and friends if they have hired one before. They will be able to give you good references. You also will be able to see the landscapers work right in front of your eyes if you see their lawn. Friends will be honest about the companies they've used also.... more
It is normal for at least one strong personality to pull everyone else in the transaction across the finish line. Who is that person in your deal?
It is not uncommon to have weak performers working some aspect of a deal. These weak ones have to be monitored constantly to insure they get their job done.
You may have to take responsibility for called the lender and every other person who is not doing their job and ask them to step on the gas and get the deal closed. If there is a missing component you may have to supply it. Every day is solution day when your deal is under contract.... more