The value of working with a local real estate agent

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Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance

Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance

LOVELAND – You’ve heard the saying before: “real estate is about location, location, location.” If you believe that’s true, then location is equally important in selecting the right real estate agent to work with. Here are a few reasons why.

Community knowledge is invaluable
You can spend hours researching a particular community online and may still miss some critical information that could impact your decision. Local agents are familiar with the community, the pros and cons of specific neighborhoods, and other important factors in your home purchase. Why not take advantage of this local knowledge?

Agents know the current market

Real estate home prices vary not only from town-to-town but also neighborhood to neighborhood. Furthermore, it continually fluctuates. Being involved in the real estate market on a daily basis, agents know exactly what is going on in the market right now. This is critical information when it comes to making offers and negotiating prices.

Agents are invested in the community
Local real estate agents often live and work in the markets that they service. They have a reputation to uphold and work very hard to provide the highest levels of service to their clients. By selecting a local agent, you are also helping to support the local economy of which you will soon be a part of.

As a home buyer, the real estate process can be a bit intimidating. It is always important to get the right professionals working on your behalf and protecting your best interests. One of the first and most important decisions is selecting a buyer’s agent. Selecting a local real estate agent ensures that you have the local knowledge and expertise that you need, especially if you are moving into a new area.

Suzanne Plewes is a Broker Associate at RE/MAX Alliance in Loveland. For real estate questions write to 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537,  call 970.290.0373 or e-mail suzanneplewes@remax.net.

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