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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Better than some, worse than others.

It really depends on the agents and the type of properties.

Jan 29, 2018 03:13 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

nothing trumps an agent who has lived in an area for many years.... out of town agents and appraisers are usually on a wing and prayer...

Jan 29, 2018 02:20 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't see why not...

Jan 29, 2018 02:30 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Yes

Jan 29, 2018 02:14 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Not usually but it depends on the agent and the area and types of properties. 

Jan 29, 2018 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No .... case in point that they are usually always wrong about price. They are wrong about ammenities in the area. 

Just had an agent from pretty far away write in the MLS that investors are welcome to a maxed out FHA community. I mentioned her name to the board the other day. 

Jan 29, 2018 04:25 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would have to say people want people that know the area the most.

 

Jan 29, 2018 02:46 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Servicing the listing and hitting a home run in the park where the property is located. Often the local go to is key, but if they lack the big guns marketing, the place for sale can be the best kept secret. I think it depends but too far away means that agent or broker is not as apt to show the place as much. But if they have a super show and tell video it saves on the personal showings.

Jan 29, 2018 02:19 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

IMHO, no. But it does depend on what the client cares about. I think most buyers and sellers want the local expertise but some dont care at all.

Jan 29, 2018 02:14 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Bob Crane  nailed this one!

Jan 30, 2018 05:17 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - in this age, I'd say, 'YES'!

Jan 29, 2018 10:54 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

As a listing agent, YES.

As a buyers' agent, absolutely NOT! I don't want the liability of not knowing that a highway is about to pass through the buyers' new backyard and is exactly why the seller is selling!

Jan 29, 2018 08:13 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on agent and situation.  out of area listing agents usually make sellers under sell in our market.  It's great for my buyers.

Jan 29, 2018 07:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Usually not on the listing side. 

Jan 29, 2018 07:28 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

In some cases...yes and in some cases...no. It would depend on how different that area is. Is it a rural property with acreage and irrigation rights? Or is it just a residential house in a subdivision? There are many factors that should be considered. 

Now would I work outside of my area of expertise...NO. I would find an agent and refer the buyers or sellers. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:35 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Can they? Sure. Will they? Probably not.

 

Jan 29, 2018 06:16 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think it depends on the agent, if they did their homework and how bad they want the sale. I think a local would have a bit of an upper hand.

Jan 29, 2018 05:23 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

In our area we see in some situations a Seller list w/ a DC area agent under the assumption that they will bring a high $$ Buyer, therefore they overprice the property and most of the time that doesn't work the way they imagined it would.

Jan 29, 2018 05:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

ONe could with all the information available, but a local agent will know this aff the top of their head

Jan 29, 2018 05:14 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

We were asked to represent a large shopping center in the Valley Section of Los Angeles County.  Our offices were on the Westside.  In terms of freeway miles it was about 10 miles.  The difference at the time between the areas we handled and this area was huge.  It was a different clientele.  Of course our team was a quick study and could have done the job, however, getting there to show the property could easily take an hour during traffic time or if an accident happened.    We turned it down, because we knew that all four of us would go nuts getting there.  We recommended an agent whose office was down the street.  A

Jan 29, 2018 05:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Maybe.

Jan 29, 2018 03:22 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Depends on the results you are looking for... 

Jan 29, 2018 03:16 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

At the moment no but in five years of AI change, yes.

Jan 29, 2018 02:52 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The local agent can deliver better service most of the time!

Jan 30, 2018 04:41 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

On the surface, I'd think ... probably not. But, that depends on the agents and the market. 

Jan 30, 2018 12:27 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar An age old question when an out of area agent lists a property in your market area. This happens in commercial real estate all the time. Not only is the agent out of area they are out of State. IMO no one knows the local market better than a local agent.

Jan 30, 2018 09:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only if they're willing to drive!

Jan 30, 2018 08:49 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's possible, but more often than not unlikely.

Jan 30, 2018 05:56 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Probably do not have the local market knowledge.

Jan 30, 2018 05:31 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Jan 30, 2018 05:29 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Maybe 

Jan 30, 2018 04:25 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends on the property. If is an REO, they usually do not really show up at the property, or rare. Example Homepath, they have mostly one listing agent for all states! Crazy. I noticed few other names recently, but usually it is the same one.

Jan 30, 2018 12:05 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I don't have a problem with an out at area agents as long as they are willing to show up to show the property and Home Inspection and carry their load of the work. I only see this as a buyer situation and I have the listing...

Many do!

Jan 29, 2018 11:10 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No and that's been a proven fact in San Diego when LA agents try to list here.

It's greedy: hurts the seller and hurts the industry. Just refer it and let a local do it right.

Jan 29, 2018 08:57 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Probably questionable. 

Jan 29, 2018 06:11 PM