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Top Reasons Why You Should Choose a Local Realtor® for Buying or Selling Property in Destin, FL area

We all choose a real estate agent based on obvious reasons like professionalism, honesty, business acumen, likability, and reputation.  In addition, it is beneficial to select a local Realtor® who knows Destin, 30A and Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast well.  Here are the top reasons why: 

Knowledge of the local market  

It is extremely helpful to have a local real estate agent who really knows the area where you are looking to buy or sell property like their own backyard.  With a local agent, you’re assured that they know logistics and pricing as it pertains to the specific property that you are interested in buying or selling. Many insights develop from your agent living where they are providing real estate services.  These nuggets of wisdom are utilized to help you make the very best decisions for yourself and your family. 

Network of real estate colleagues

The best audience to assist in selling or finding a property is your local network of Realtors®.  The BEST agents have nurtured strong relationships within this exclusive group of property experts, which can help the entire process move fluidly and easily.

Network of vendors with good reputation

An expert agent has developed valuable vendor relationships. Services from surveyors, title attorneys, and contractors are a necessary part of all real estate transactions, and it is important to know that the providers you use are reputable and accurate. A locally based Realtor® has developed these relationships through many transactions, and formed relationships with vendors are the “best of the best.”  

Visibility of property in local MLS service

If your agent lives outside of the area where you are buying or selling, it may have an adverse effect on the level of service you receive. If you are selling a property, it may cost a non-local agent additional money to post your listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for that area. You’ll want to ensure your property is properly advertised on the BEST marketing platform in the area. Less exposure for your property equals fewer opportunities for offers and may result in less competition and a lower selling price. If you are looking to buy real estate in the Destin area and the agent is not a member of local real estate associations, including Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR), they may not have access to the MLS or association members. This limits the number of listings they can access on your behalf and may impact the accuracy of the information about the listings. For the best number of choices and validity of information, choose a local agent who is tapped into the best resources and who is best prepared to assist you.

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, & 30A Real Estate Experts

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has been managing real estate transactions on the Emerald Coast since 1985.  Our boutique real estate agency located in Miramar Beach, Florida is comprised of local agents who pride themselves on their ability to provide their clients with an expert understanding of the area and market values.  Our team consistently ranks in the top 10% of agents in Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®.  As experts in real estate investment strategies, we are efficient in handling transactions whether it be your full-time residence, second home, investment property, or vacation rental investment. View recent real estate listings here or contact us at 850-837-1071 to buy or sell your dream home in Destin, Florida.

Published on Monday, March 20, 2023