You've hit upon an understanding that most only suspect.
Garmin has made it easy to show real estate in areas where the brave fear to venture.
However, being able to find the real estate is not where the skill lies.
There are two, some say more, benefits regarding working with a local expert.
Local knowledge: One, Garmin enabled agent, was unaware the commmunity pool had been REMOVED! That could become importat when the kids or grandkid are banished from the house for three hours. There are other significant issues that a local specialist will prove their value.
Second: Hip-pocket listings. You've detected the fragance of the coffee. You've awakened to the reality that homes are sold in ONE day, or sold BEFORE they appear in the MLS. How does that happen so consistantly?
Did you know a real estate professional markets the home to four levels of buyers before the MLS?
These are the agents preferred, "A-List" buyers, office buyers, franchise buyers, area buyer, regional buyers..then the MLS. By the time most buyes see a home, it been rejected by five preceding groups.
You really want to be in one of those groups.
Ask the local agent if they participate in the "First Look" option.
The "FIRST LOOK' network of agents are interested in serious buyers who are able and wiling to pay FAIR MARKET value. If you polute the progarm with a low-ball, you will find yourself relgated to the outer darkness chasing vapors of homes 'just' sold. If you reject the third home that meets your critiera, you will not see the fourth. First Look is for serious buyers only. Lookers and kickers and low-ballers are not compatible with this option.
Are you serius? Pick up the phone and CALL a local REALTOR.
Not serious? Use that contact link.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Should you need, I'd love to discuss the area with you:
When I take on a new listing I will send out an email that goes out to a large percentage of the agents in the area and the state. If it's not in the MLS yet it's essentially a pocket listing. So your agent is receiving those emails about any new pocket listings or pre-MLS status listings coming on the market in the near future... or at least they should be.
Hope this helps.
Don Groff | REALTORÂ® & Mortgage Broker
Austin Real Estate Pros & 360 Lending Group
o 512.669.5599 | m 512.633.4157 | firstname.lastname@example.org
websites: http://www.AustinListed.com | http://www.360LendingGroup.com
If you need a good recommendation I can definitely find someone for you. I am a Mortgage Advisor but I work with a lot of agents in the Lakewood area very often so I am sure I can send you to someone wonderful. I can also help you get preapproved to buy one of these beautiful homes in Lakewood, or give you a 2nd opinion if you have already spoken with a lender.
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We are have the same data on the MLS that can search for listings in the area. We are in a seller's market and homes are selling in the matter of hours once it hits the market. It is important that your agent not only familiar with the area and to be on top of the new listings. He/she need to text you the min the listing hits the market so you can see it the first day!
Let me know if you are looking for a local realtor in Lakewood. I have been a Lakewood resident for over 8 years.
You can also visit my website at http://www.findyourtexashome.com/lakewood