Relocating To Solon - Why Use A Local Agent

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Relocating To Solon - Why Use A Local Agent 

 Solon Ohio Real Estate Relocation - Use a local agent

If you are relocating to Solon, finding a good local real estate agent is an important first step. It is critical to ask good questions to make sure an agent is familiar with the Solon area. This is especially true if you are working with a relocation company, as they often assign you to an agent on their approved list, not necessarily one with experience in the Solon real estate market.


Here are some things that a local agent can bring to your attention:


Knowledge of the housing inventory- Looking at homes on line from out of town is often the only way someone relocating can learn the market. However, it is often hard to see certain things from pictures on the Internet.  A good local agent can tell you if a certain house is near the highway, or near a pond or other hazard that may not be suitable for children.  An agent that knows the local inventory will save you time and make your search less stressful. 

First hand knowledge of the local school system - People with children who are relocating to Solon are always very interested in the local schools. A local agent will be able to tell you which school district each home is located in and the location of all local schools.

Intricate knowledge of the specific neighborhoods within the area- Certain neighborhoods have home owners associations or other qualities that make them unique.  A knowledgeable local agent will be able to point these things out.

Strong relationships with other local agents and within the community- A good local agent will network with other Solon agents as well as other members of the community to get you some good "inside information".  Neighbors talk, and agents in Solon know things that other agents simply don't.

Awareness of any upcoming changes that may effect housing in that area - Every city has a master plan that addresses future growth. In Solon, there are plans to widen certain roads, add traffic lights in specific locations and build a town center, complete with commercial and residential aspects. Some changes are good for certain neighborhoods and some may not be.  A good local agent will know what's going on in the Solon area and will be able to guide you accordingly during your home search. 

Did you know that some areas of Solon don't fall under the Solon School District? A lot of buyers, especially those relocating to Solon would not know that and neither do agents who don't do a lot of business here in Solon.

There are a lot of great agents that service the Solon and surrounding areas. If you have decided that Solon will be part of your home search, ask good questions of your agent to make sure they are a good fit for you.  

Also, if you are already working with your employer's relocation company, just let them know you want to work with a specific agent and arrangements can easily be made to get that agent approved.

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David Width Jr.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

I agree with this post and the title 100%. Using a local agent, I would say local meaning within 20 miles of the area, 35 miles tops, is very important. Unless they otherwise havbe lived in a town grew up there etc. try and use an agent with an abundance of knowledge about the area you are going to be buying. It will benefit you in the long run as the buyer.

Mar 21, 2009 08:02 AM #1
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Thanks for the comments David. I'm sure your buyers will benefit from the vast knowledge you have of your local area.

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