Every home buyer looking to buy a house aren't just looking for a nice place to call home. They are looking for more than that. When you are out showing houses to your client or when you are holding a open house for one of your clients,try to sell them as much as you can about the neighborhood.
Doing that makes you look like a real estate expert in that particular neighborhoood. Clients will be impressed by your knowledge and they will feel very comfortable and safe that your are representing them as their buyer's agent or listing agent. So here are some of the things that you should really help sell your buyers and sellers on a neighborhood.
SCHOOLS - A family moving to a neighborhood wants to make sure their children are enrolled in a school where the test scores are high and they have a high graduation rate. A good website you can check is www.schoolsmatter.com
CRIME STATISTICS - Everybody wants to live in a home that is located in a very safe neighborhood. ( But I will refer them to the police website and let them discover that one by themselves )
RESTAURANTS - People like to go out and eat. Whether it is anniversary,birthday,parties or something that people usually do once or twice a week.
SHOPPING - People love to shop ( Who doesn't )
HOME INVENTORY - People want to know if they are moving into a hot neighborhood. Also,they want to know if value of properties in the neighborhood are increasing. People who buy homes usually stay in their house five to seven years before they purchase another one. So even though you are just buying your home,you always want to think of resale value. Nobody wants to buy a home now and five years later down the road,there are no home buyers in the neighborhood. That's why its good and it is a must to always study your real estate market.
LOCATION - Everybody wants to live in a neighborhood that is a good location. To "buy a home in Washington,DC" can be a great investment. Washington,DC has just been named as one of the top cities for foreign investors. You can live with almost any imperfection in a home if you love the neighborhood and your neighborhoods. You can change everything else. But once brought,you cannot change your homes location.
ECONOMY/JOBS-More jobs in a neighborhood can help boost values of homes. It is said that there are 1.5 jobs for every single household.
TRANSPORTATION - People like to live not too far from home and close to the highway depending on how far they have to commute to work.
Knowing as much as you can about a neighborhood can help your clients buy and/or sell their home. It will make you look like the neighborhood expert that you say you are,your clients will be very impressed with your knowledge and professionalism that you displayed since you did a great job representing them,that not only will you get repeated business from it but lots of referrals as well. Don't we all want referrals? I know I do.
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