The best fresh real estate market advice is always local.
Tap into the full time professional who eats, breathes, works in the LOCAL real estate trenches. Why? Because the local real estate agent or broker lives where the list and sell happens.
Real estate is local, fixed base because underneath all is the Earth. And yes, they stopped making land many moons ago. The weather, terrain, property supply and prices.. everything is so different when you study local real estate market conditions.
Real estate markets hum and buzz on the local level, not national stage.
Your local real estate professional knows the lay of the land from experience.
Ever heard a talking head national news report where the talking head with the perfectly white teeth and even tan sums up the real estate market for every corner of the country with a gleam in his eye?
The explanation using a sentence or two to let you know what the real estate market is all about today.
How can someone who has never set foot in your home town know every aspect of your local real estate market?
They can not. Especially in small town rural areas where tons of fresh local real estate market information is like hen's teeth to find doing online searches.
Let's face it. When you live full time in any area of the country. If you listed, sold properties day in and out faithfully in a handful of zip codes.
You are the best person to have local knowledge experience to answer the how's the real estate market question for any particular area.
Turn on and rip the knob off on the local real estate market information channel.
Don't try to rely on far away news sources or agents, brokers far from the map location you are drawing a bull's eye. You know the ones, sounding like they are Zeus for any local real estate market information coast to coast.
There is no crystal ball for real estate information.
You can not always google the quick accurate up to the minute answers especially in real estate. But there is a wealth of powerful up to date local community and real estate information.
If, if you can make a connection with the local agent or broker who knows his or her way around the local real estate market.
Like people, real estate markets are different and always influx.
The real estate professional is the best knowledge provider to tap for anything local and right now.
Where to stay, eat, who are the various professional tradesmen to get repairs, local bank lending, what to do for fun?
All of those questions are easily and honestly answered to save you valuable time and expense by the local real estate agent or broker.
The local real estate agent or broker is a mover shaker and in the know.
Volunteering full time in community events puts you in touch with all the local players. You learn a lot working on local civic community events. Those connections are strong and helpful. Just like the ones with all those local real estate buyers and sellers.
Anyone not from the area with zero experience can not provide that kind of local knowledge.
In small rural real estate markets, you have to visit them up close and personal. Unless someone locally takes the time to post blogs, do videos and share on social media outlets. Get it all straight from the horse's mouth grazing the local landscape.
Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, heck even Google can try hard to come across as the local experts.
But unless someone locally is feeding that real estate market channel for them, those portals are not the best fresh and pertinent resource. Recycling old news from the little online weaved in with buzz words to jazz up the left overs. Don't rely on that.
Hook onto someone with strong local family connections that knows the contacts, has the past market experience to guide the buy and sell process.
Nothing compares with the live real estate professional because they serve up and live where anything local happens.
As things change in the local area, the real estate professional witnesses it all. Their advice on how's the market and what a local real estate buyer or seller should do does too.
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I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker
Thanks for stopping by Michael Jacobs. On national news, the real estate sum it up as good, bad or ugly in a sentence is broadcast. When the folks in Whoville could be operating with a completely different real estate market.
Ask the local real estate broker, study the local listing sale numbers. Have that professional explain what is going on and why in the local market around you.