I really believe in local first in as many of my purchases as asolutely possible.
In particular I apply this to our food but also to most any other kind of goods or services that we need.
When I think of real estate, it is absolutely true that local is best. The brokerage models that allow a broker to never visit a property, only enter it into the MLS and never attend to any details is one that I find offensive as a professional.
If I am going to ask customers to do business with me because I am local and ask them to pay my price, how can I then turn around and do my shopping at discount stores, out of town vendors and big box retailers that have no interest in me as a member of my community.
It is not always easy but it is always important.
I support the idea and the phrase of "localvore" at every opportunity.
I hope you will do the same.
It is a great time to buy real estate in the beautiful Yamhill Valley. Wonder who we are? go to www.yamhillvalley.org for more information.