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Working with the right REALTOR® is the best thing you can do to ensure you end up in a home that checks all your boxes. A home is one of the most expensive—if not the most impactful purchases you will make in your lifetime so making sure you find a good fit doesn’t just apply to the house.

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY

A LOCAL REALTOR® KNOWS THE AREA BEST

An agent who lives and works out of an area they live in will have a greater understanding of its ins and outs. This comes down to more than just market statistics. Having a feel for neighbourhood trends, development opportunities, local amenities/activities/services, schooling zones, etc. comes with proximity.

An agent from another city only has access to the hard and fast numbers. Local real estate agents have a better feel for the area and can help you make an informed decision. Knowing the local market also means the agent can help buyers develop a competitive offer without overpaying.

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING TO SELL

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

It is the seller’s responsibility to pay the REALTOR® out of the proceeds of the home sale, so it makes sense to want to save where possible.

Discount real estate agents tend to offer the bare minimum in terms of services. Focusing too much on commission rates might mean you end up paying more in the long run or end up unhappy after you move in.

Choosing to go the private-sale route can also be enticing but working with an actual qualified REALTOR® gives you access to a wide range of information that can help you make the best choice for yourself and your family.

Read for Why You Should Use a REALTOR® When Buying or Selling A Home more information.

 

QUICK TIPS FOR CHOOSING A REALTOR®

  • They should ask questions, listen to what you want, and take the time to explain every step of the process.
  • Do your research and check your agent’s track record. Look for testimonials and a comprehensive website.
  • Be specific in what you are looking for and set clear expectations. What you need from your agent is unique and a good one will tailor the process to work for you.

A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT IS THE WAY TO GO

We believe that living and working in the area our clients are buying and selling in is so important. As much as possible, we match you with the agent on our team that lives in your desired community.

We love Brantford and the surrounding area! Our team has specialists all across Paris, Brant County, Delhi, Simcoe, and all points in between, and we are ready to help you with expert service and advice.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Brantford market, we can help. We are experts in the area, and there’s a reason why we’ve been designated as the #1 team of REALTORS® in Brantford for buying and selling real estate.

Kate Broddick

Real Estate Sales Representative, Team Leader

kate@teamkate.ca
519-774-6664
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*All information provided by the Brantford Regional Real Estate Association (BRREA) for the highest sales volume and highest number of completed transactions since January 1, 2015. All Brantford MLS® House Listings come from the various systems operated by Real Estate Boards and Associations across Canada. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used underlicense. The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service®, and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

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