If you’re ready to buy a home, you may find it difficult to determine where to begin. Many first-time buyers start with realty websites and begin picking listings they’re attracted to. While this will get you going, the best results will come from working with local real estate agents. They have the expertise and resources websites can’t match, and you’ll find the experience more productive and less stressful along the way.
3 Reasons to Work With Local Real Estate Agents
1. First-Hand Information
Online real estate listings may provide an overall breakdown of a home, but local agents will be able to get you the true details. They may have spoken to other real estate agents to find out the seller’s stance and know about any unlisted issues with the property. The same goes for homes you’re interested in—they’ll know more about them than the listings say.
2. Industry Resources
Local real estate agents have access to a variety of resources that aren’t open to the public. They can dig deep into databases to find details about homes, such as inspection history or development, before you speak with the seller. This allows them to select prospective homes much more quickly based on your criteria.
Local agents work with one another, and these interactions can lead to you finding your dream home. They may receive a tip about an upcoming property that isn’t on the market yet that you can get first dibs on or find out if what seemed like a deal on a home you were interested in is suddenly falling through. You’ll also find this especially helpful if a seller is represented by local realtors that know yours.
Lawrence Realty prides themselves on one-on-one service with their clients, and since 1948, they’ve proudly served Goodhue County, MN. Whether you’re looking to buy a home or sell a property, their real estate agents will work closely with you each step of the way to ensure a smooth transaction. If you’re ready to buy or sell, call (651) 388-4745 to speak with an agent. You can also connect with them online and on Facebook for additional resources.