As an honest, experienced Realtor with more than 17 years of experience and owner of Arizona's largest Real Estate Appraisal firm, Sun Point Appraisals, Inc., I can assure you the advantages of working with a national real estate company are many.
1. Advantage #1 = A larger real estate firm will have access to a Multi-Million dollar marketing budget which enables that agent to place your home in front of thousands if not millions more eligible buyers in the form of National Newspapers, Magazines, Home Guides, Internet, and so on.
2. Advantage #2 = A larger firm has the money to hire more staff to ensure all agents of that office are staying compliant and not making errors that may hurt the consumer. This at times can be a real life saver to your career if your new and just starting out. Even us veterans can miss something with the way real estate contracts and compliance issues are ever changing and evolving to keep with the times.
3. Advantage #3 = Brand Recognition, it works! Folks feel more comfortable with what they know.
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