His response was he always works with the listing agent. My initial response to myself was "Why?"
There are many ways of choosing a real estate agent but the name on the listing is not on my preferred list. The name on the sign is the person who represents the seller - not a buyer.
One recently called me because I was a graduate of The George Washington University. Some because I am a retired U. S. Navy officer. Most call me because they read my blogs like this one and Florida Homes and Condos for Sale. Some call me because I am a Century 21 real estate agent in Viera. Many call me because of a personal referral from a past client. In my case the reasons are many and the above is just a small example.
The real reason you should select a real estate agent is because of LOCAL KNOWLEDGE.
For me, I like to know the local schools, where the parks are, who some of the health care providers are, where to go shopping, which vets are nearby…. hyper-local information.
Your real estate agent should not need a GPS to find the homes you are looking at!
Where do I work primarily? Primarily the central Brevard areas from Melbourne to Port St. John including these areas...
- Suntree (including Baytree Golf Course)
- Grand Haven
- Pineda Crossing
- Merritt Island
- Cocoa Beach
- Satellite Beach (and Patrick Air Force Base area)
- Lake Washington
- Eau Gallie