Good realty services aren’t just a fixture of the local business scene, they will also be among the most highly reviewed real estate companies in the area. Glowing reviews, such as those attained by Coastal Realty Services, are not by chance, however—the company will have worked hard to distinguish themselves. So what makes a quality company so different? Here are three ways a company stands above the competition:
By helping to educate customers
Part of a real estate company’s job is to make sure that buyers and sellers are informed, and yet this is the part that trips up so many companies. Sellers need to learn about the market so that they understand what other houses they will be competing with, as well as what market factors (like interest rates and the number of homes available) will affect their sale. Buyers, on the other hand, need to be informed about many of the same factors, but from the perspective of setting a realistic budget and narrowing their search in the appropriate neighborhoods or types of homes.
Ultimately, both buyers and sellers are better able to navigate the real estate process and will feel more comfortable every step of the way if their realtor is working to actively help them become educated as they go. A number of reviews of quality companies specifically mention how agents go out of their way to help clients understand the market and the process. These companies will also keep a frequently updated blog of resource articles to help clients understand every aspect of their purchase or sale.
By knowing the market better than anyone
The bottom line is that a realtor’s ability to deliver value for their client depends on how well they know the market. Locally rooted real estate agencies tend to have a better knowledge of neighborhoods, local economic conditions, and properties available than other companies do. Similarly, more experienced real estate agents will be able to offer more insight and help a client make smart choices along the way. A quality company checks both of these boxes. They’ll often be a local family-owned business that knows the area well and has been in continuous operation for many years.
By offering more
These companies don’t just buy and sell homes; they also offer services such as property management, rentals, and recommendations for inspectors and handymen. That means that they routinely help customers rent properties that aren’t ready to be sold, find rentals in-between houses, and improve homes for sale to get the best price for them.
What do you look for in a realtor?