6 Benefits Of Working With a Local Real Estate Agent

Choosing a real estate agent to handle your most important purchase does not have to be a daunting task. While there are a variety of factors necessary for consideration when it comes to choosing the perfect real estate agent, one of the most important factors is experience. Specifically, experience in your particular area of interest. Compiled is a list of 6 benefits of working with an experienced local agent:

  1. An agent who is experienced in local real estate can provide you with in depth knowledge of the local neighborhoods. They will also be able to provide you with dynamics within the local neighborhoods, and a general makeup of the typical homeowners.
  2. Local agents are networked with other local agents with whom they know and trust, allowing them to provide you with inside information about properties about to hit the market.
  3. Local agents have inside knowledge of issues that many outsiders are uninformed about. They can tell you which neighborhoods have experienced hillside issues, where you are more likely to find homes with foundation problems, the typical traffic concerns, etc. This inside information makes them the perfect insight into all you want to find out about a neighborhood you are interested in.
  4. A local agent can provide you with a list of benefits of the area, without having to conduct any research. If you tell me that you are worried about where your preschool student will be attending high school in the future, my experience would allow me to inform you of the excellent school districts of Lafayette, Danville, and surrounding areas. I could also tell you of the best yoga studio in the area. I can inform you of all local activities that appeal to you.
  5. Local agents are also familiar with the market trends of the area, and know the typical timeline of local transactions.
  6. Ever have trouble communicating with a real estate agent in the past? Local agents are well, local. Therefore, local agents can meet you for coffee at a moment’s notice and discuss any worries or questions you may have throughout the process. They are always just around the corner from a prospective home.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Alamo, Danville, Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County areas, I can help you achieve your goals in a timely manner. Contact me, Stella Tsakonas today to work with an award-winning agent who will make your dreams come true.