If you are debating about whether or not to use a realtor to help you buy your Tri-Valley home, we have plenty for you to read on the subject. If you have decided that using a realtor is your best option, the next thing you have to do is determine which realtor. Do you use your friend from San Francisco who just got their license? Should you go with someone from your current town? Should you look for someone who works and lives in the Tri-Valley area? The simple answer to all of these questions is that you should use a realtor that specializes in the area where you want to buy. If someone says they specialize in California real estate, that area is way too broad. You need to find someone who spends their time working with buyers and sellers in the area where you want to buy. When you find someone who specializes in a certain area they can provide you with a deeper knowledge of the area, quick accessibility to themselves and properties, and the benefits that come with having established relationships within the community.

Knowledge of the area

Knowledge of the area is very valuable in a realtor. Each real estate market has nuances that are difficult to pick up on in one or two visits. When a realtor spends their time working in a specific area they start to pick up on those nuances. You can tell them what you are looking for in a home, neighborhood, and community and they can point you toward the specific areas that fit within your wants and needs. In addition, simply knowing the geography of an area can help your realtor appropriately search for properties. This will make it more likely that you find want you want and get there within enough time to procure the property.

Accessibility

Working with a realtor that specializes in the Tri-Valley area will increase your accessibility to them and to properties. If your realtor has an office in the Tri-Valley, meeting up to discuss an offer is much easier than if they office out of San Francisco. In addition, when you want to look at properties you can access them much more quickly when your realtor is simply down the road. You will especially appreciate the accessibility of your realtor if things get difficult or complicated during your real estate transaction. Having a professional that you can go see or call up during the home buying process can ease a stressful situation.

Relationships

Another major benefit of using a realtor that specializes in the Tri-Valley area is that they have established relationships in the area. Good working relationships, amongst real estate professionals and between the realtor and others in the community, are beneficial for you as the client. If you are looking for advice or help with other areas of your move, your realtor can likely make recommendations in the community based on previous interactions. This allows you to find trustworthy help and start developing your own relationships within your new community.

If you are ready to look for a home in the Tri-Valley, you should consider using a realtor who specializes in the area. You will find that there is a lot of value that comes with using a realtor who has knowledge of the area, provides quick accessibility to themselves and properties, and maintains relationships within the community.

Jameel Batshon, Broker/Co-Founder of Century 21 Cornerstone Realtors has 15 Years of Real Estate Experience with a background in Lending that started in 2002 at Household Finance Company. Jameel was Born in San Francisco, Ca and moved to the East Bay at a young age. Jameel has been a licensed Realtor since 2004.