In our small town there’s a popular phrase, shop local. From buying near-by honey for allergy sufferers to those weekly shopping excursions to eating at our restaurants. This approach will not always save money, but patronizing locally is admirable. That philosophy truly works for a family considering buying or selling a home. It’s a proven fact that by using the valuable expertise and knowledge of a local realtor will positively end up saving a family money more often than not.
From the sellers point of view, what does an out-of-town realtor know about the nuances of selling a home locally. Can they advise their clients about that local toxic cleanup site around the corner, the different tax rates that apply to each subdivision or the condition of the property that just sold across the street. Does an out-of-town realtor have a vested interest in keeping property values stable around the home they are representing or are they just interested in getting that home sold as quickly as possible, regardless of the negative effect under pricing that home has on the neighborhood. A local realtor can market a home within the realtor fraternity and might have 20 to 50 agents in their office that’s also aggressively marketing that property. More bang for the buck. A community realtor has built up a laundry list of in-town contractors and inspectors that can be available on a moments notice. Use a local realtor and save money.
From the buyers point of view, it’s just as vital in choosing a realtor locally. Every real estate office always begin marketing their listings within their own office and then to other in town realtors. By the time a buyer using an out-of-town realtor gets wind of that new listing, it’s probably already sold. Just as I know little regarding the San Francisco market, that also applies to those agents knowing next to nothing about our housing market. It’s human nature for realtors to prefer negotiating with buyers being represented by a local expert. The listing agents would prefer not having to school another agent regarding the intricacies of selling a home in that locale. If a home has two equal offers, the buyer using the services of a local realtor carries weight. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my informative blogs and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California including pre foreclosures.