I am sorry to hear that you had this experience. In my professional opinion, I believe your agent should have handled the timeline and organization of your escrow.
This is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard, and yes, if you were my client, you would have been reimbursed for the the money you lost.
Hope you found a place to call home here in Napa Valley! If not, feel free to give me a call!... more
Agree with Mike and Desi.... and would definitely consider a property management company to
handle the rental for you... the fee is definitely worth the service... from personal experience I have found that Danielle Gularte at Crown to be excellent...
Good Luck... more
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