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Benefits of Working with a Local Realtor in Mississauga

Wednesday Jul 27th, 2022


If you were to ask around for referrals for a great realtor, chances are your friends and family will have a few contacts to share. And while referrals are always comforting and reassuring, other factors must be considered when choosing the right real estate sales representative for your buying and selling needs. Location specialization is one of them. 

Whether you are looking to find a home in a specific neighbourhood or are listing your property in a competitive market, having a local realtor in your corner can help you secure a much better deal and make your entire transaction smoother. Here are three key advantages to keep in mind:

Area Knowledge 
First and foremost, a local realtor will know the most about the area you plan to buy or sell in. They will have first-hand knowledge about a neighbourhood’s schools, amenities, features and other characteristics that relate to your needs. They will also be familiar with market prices, real estate trends and zoning or municipal bylaw issues specific to your area. If you are selling your home, a local realtor can tap into their network of qualified buyers actively looking for listings in your neighbourhood. On the other hand, having a local agent in your corner as a buyer is very advantageous because they may know of up-and-coming listings before they officially hit the market, giving you a better shot at securing your dream home.

More Availability
Suppose you are looking at buying a home in Mississauga, but you are using a family member’s recommended realtor in another city two hours away. In that case, you may find it harder to get the personalized service and attention that you need. When selling your home, a local realtor can better market and promote your listing using the advertising channels that resonate the most with buyers in your area. They’ll also be better equipped to host agent-only and public open houses and attend offer presentations, which are best conducted in person. If you are buying a home, a local realtor will be able to schedule showings and take you to see new listings much quicker. In addition, they may have more availability to meet in person to discuss questions, draw up an offer or attend a presentation. 

A Great Network 
Local realtors are well-connected with other real estate professionals in their community, which can be very advantageous come offer time. They can also confidently refer you to local lawyers, lenders, trades and business owners since they have first-hand experience – either personally or professionally. 

Your Mississauga Real Estate Sales Representative
Buying or selling a home is more than just a real estate transaction; it’s a meaningful relationship based on communication, trust and respect. 

As a realtor, I love nothing more than partnering with buyers and sellers in Mississauga – a city I am not only proud to work in but call home myself. In my many years of real estate, I’ve helped hundreds of first-time buyers, downsizers, move-up buyers and investors, and I’d be honoured to do the same for you – all with a personalized approach and proven results that will surpass your expectations. 

To learn more, please get in touch with me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA with Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage in Mississauga, at (416) 729-4025 to get started.

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