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Friday, December 04, 2009

Real Estate Referrals - Ask for them!

Recently I had the opportunity to provide a short term rental for some folks who are relocating to "somewhere" in Florida after having sold in Michigan. The condo was a short sale under contract and they are flexible so it works our for all parties.

As I was leaving after dropping the keys off they asked me about short sales. I explained that short sales require lots of flexibility.

They mentioned short sales because they were going to see houses the next day in another area and all the agent wanted to show them was short sales.

As I was leaving I asked a simple question, “Did your agent refer you to them?” The answer was no.

I suggested that they have their local agent also them to agents in the other locations. They said they would mention it to her. I also recommended a couple of my favorite web sites Active Rain and Localism.

When you are relocating to a new area and the options are wide, ask your agent to coordinate with real estate professionals in the nearby areas for you. Your agent will know what you are looking for and your agent can be comfortable knowing you are working with a qualified professional. And best of all it is a free service!

If you are relocating Florida, check out Brevard County. And if you have an interest in other regions of the state, I will gladly refer you to a knowledgeable professional in that area!

©Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida, 321-693-3850, email

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