Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hire a Local Realtor

The subject line might sound funny to you, but you would be surprised how many homeowners hire agents who are not familiar with the local market. Take a moment and think about it… An out-of-area agent is most likely not a member of the local Realtor MLS, doesn’t have the required Key-box to allow other agents access to the home, can’t show your home quickly when a potential agent/buyer calls, is unaware of the local market condition, has no idea on what homes have sold, pending (in escrow) and active, and the worst part is, some agents prefer not to work with out-of-area agents because it makes the entire process more difficult.

Are you really saving money or doing yourself a favor in hiring an out-of-area agent? The answer is obviously no. Now, if you are stuck in deciding if you should hire your out-of-area cousin or a local Realtor, you can contact your cousin to refer you to a local agent. This way, your cousin will get a split from the commission and you’ll be represented by a local professional. It’s a win/win situation for all.

Written by Richard M. Johnston, RE/MAX OTB Estates

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