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If you are selling a house in San Leandro, CA. You should hire a Realtor who knows San Leandro, CA. If you hire a Realtor whose office is too far from the property, you might be shooting yourself on the foot. A local Realtor will have far more flexibility and an expanded knowledge of your neighborhood than one whose office is miles away. Smart home sellers who choose a local Realtor to sell their home will be ahead when making their move. Via the Internet, Realtors advertise far and wide, and they flaunt knowledge of the entire county and even nearby counties, but can they really service all areas?
The personal knowledge that the local Realtors have about their area and their city is very important because this information when provided to a potential home buyer can help him/her choose this particular community versus another. There are communities that have very specific local point of sale ordinances that can become a serious legal problem for the seller, if not disclosed properly to the home buyer by his Realtor.
If you are selling a house in the city of San Leandro, a community right across the bay from San Francisco, your Realtor should know everything about the city of San Leandro that a potential home buyer wants to know when considering moving to the area. Realtors are often asked about schools, demographics, crime statistics, distances to major airports, public transportation and local amenities among others. A professional Realtor not only needs to know this information, often times, uses it to attract potential home buyers.
If a home buyer wants to see the house, and the Realtor is even 20 miles away, it will take him about half an hour to get to the house, spend about 15 minutes showing the property and then another 30 minutes to return to his office, without traffic, it will take about 1.5 hours to show one house, this is not something this Realtor will want do too often. A Realtor that is a within the city could get there within minutes, and that is the kind of service that benefits the seller the most.
After all, the most important part of the job of the listing agent is to market the property in such a way, that it attracts a lot of attention and therefore generates a lot of showings of the property. A local Realtor will be far more efficient by being close by than one that works too far away. And Realtors most likely won't advertise a lot in an area where they do not work all the time.
I have been selling real estate exclusively in San Leandro, CA. since I become a Realtor in 1985. 98% of my listings are within the city, mostly in the neighborhoods of Bay-O-Vista, Estudillo Estates (where we live and work) and Assumption Parish. When I receive a phone call on one of my listings, I often times surprise the caller by saying "... If you are in front of the house, I can meet you there in 10 minutes or less." It helps that my wife is also a Realtor and we work together, so one of us is always ready to go show a listing. We have been able to sell a few of our listings almost on the spot because of our ability to respond quickly.
I highly recommend that home sellers hire local Realtors. If you need help choosing the right local Realtor, drop me a note, of give me a call, via my association with several groups of professional Realtors, I can find you within hours not only the 3 closest but the 3 most professional Realtors in your town. This is a FREE service! If you are thinking about selling, go ahead give me a call, I'll back my words.
Antonio & Alexia Cardenas
"The Realtors In Motion"
CRS, GRI, E-Pro Certified.SFR (Short Sales, Forclosure Resource) Serving the east shores of the San Francisco Bay, Alameda county: specially the following cities: Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Oakland, Pleasanton & Dublin.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.