Most people forget what a valuable tool your local Real Estate Agent can be…..not just when you are looking to buy or sell a home.

Realtors have a huge amount of community knowledge.  If you need to know about the local schools, community events, plumbers, inspectors, landscapers, florists, cleaning services, etc.   During the process of helping buyers and sellers a Realtor has to wear many hats and are sometimes considered neighborhood specialists.

When you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you are looking for someone with an impeccable track record and a master negotiator that is well-respected.  But you also want to look for someone who cares about your well-being that will continue to help you after the sale is completed.  A great Realtor is someone who will assist you with the little things when they are no longer being paid for the service.  I have clients that call me months or years after a transaction to ask for help with local questions.  I love being able to assist my clients and friends with continued parts of their lives.

As a Realtor we use several different contractors during a real estate transaction and we know who has the best deals, who gets the job done quickly, or who is reliable….we also know which ones are not.  We speak with many clients and know what community areas and events they like and dislike.  Realtors share information with each other which can prove to be a valuable tool for you.

So the next time you want to find a cheap roofer or a great preschool…. don’t forget to ask your Realtor.

5 responses to “ASK A REALTOR……

  1. Well…since you mentioned it, I am looking for a before & after school program for my son for next year when he goes to middle school. I know the elementary schools have aim high but is there anything for middles schoolers?

    • Middle school is a little more difficult than elementary school for “day care.”

      I have put out an email to all the agents in the area to ask if anyone has a specific idea for you in your area.

      When my daughter was in middle school I sent an email to her teachers asking which ones stay after school and work in the classroom. Most teachers will allow kids to go into the class to do homework and stay till you come to pick them up. I am not sure how late you get home, but that could be a good option, and it is FREE.

      I will work over the next few days to get you some more ideas.

      Talk to you soon!

  2. What a great idea! It makes complete sense, too! I’m even FB friends with my realtor so asking her for advice would be super easy and I know she’d be happy to help out. 🙂

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