Agents need more than just local knowledge to help buyers. Here’s why.
Nowadays, people are commuting farther for work, and many have begun working remotely from home due to the pandemic. As a result, many have been searching for homes farther away from the city. By doing so, they can easily stretch their dollar and find a bigger home.
Years ago, people would typically turn to agents who had in-depth knowledge of the local market. This can actually be a burden, however, for people who aren’t looking for anywhere in particular. Explaining to multiple local agents about what they’re looking for can quickly get tiresome.
Instead of looking for someone who knows a market, look for someone who wants to know you. Your agent should learn about your wants and needs in a home, and they should do the footwork to learn more about different markets in order to find an area that works well for you. Everything is accessible online now, and it’s far more beneficial to have an agent who can utilize these resources and give you a wide range of places to choose from.
We use technology to help our clients, no matter where they’re looking. Whether they’re local or moving out of the city, we leverage all of the resources available to us in order to provide and explain all the different real estate options available. We also travel with our clients to different local areas in order to give them our insight.
If you’re ready to buy a home or you have questions about real estate, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.