The launch of the internet has made house hunting a lot easier. Gone are the days of giving up your weekend to wander round real estate agencies, instead you can search from the comfort of your own sofa.
With some websites, you can even explore a 360-degree virtual tour of the property and apply for finance there and then.
Despite this though, knowledge of the market, know-how when it comes to negotiating and experience of closing a deal is something technology can never replace – that’s why 75% of respondents to a survey by CentSai, would use a local real estate agent over an online agent. Although a combination of the human element and technological advances is surely the best of both worlds?
Survey respondents cited many reasons for their choice to go local, “including personal touch & handholding, longstanding relationships, local knowledge, and the amount of hassle.”
Doria Lavagnino, Cofounder & President of CentSai said: “We were surprised to learn that online providers are not yet as big a disruptor in this sector as we first thought, despite purported cost savings.
“We found that Millennials place a high value on the personal touch and knowledge of a local agent. Buying a home for the first time is daunting, and working with a local agent—particularly an agent referred by a parent or friend—could provide peace of mind.”
The local knowledge a realtor can offer is invaluable – even if you have lived in the area for your whole life. They not only know the neighbourhoods and schools but also know the real estate market better than anyone else, so know what offers to make and how to make sure you secure your dream property.
They will also do it all for you so you can sit and relax while they do the hard work, haggling over every dollar and getting you the best deal possible.
Their knowledge doesn’t stop there though.
Here at The Homer Group we can also help you get your finance in place, help you find the best value for money moving company and even provide a list of recommended service providers. We have already done all the hard work for you and can find you any vendors from plumbers and electricians and gardeners to builders, so you can get any work you need done with peace of mind.
Give us a call now on +1 940-584-0800 to discuss your needs and our property portfolio