The upside of having a Realtor who lives where you’re looking to buy.
Perhaps when it comes to choosing a Realtor we should consider one who actually lives in the area(s) of interest we are considering. This often over looked benefit could provide heaps of valuable insight during your information gathering phase that you do during your search of where to live and where to buy.
A Realtor who lives in your area of interest could offer invaluable information to your house hunting process, as they will have personally vetted the neighbourhoods in question. They will know the creature comforts like good restaurants, parks, cafes, places to shop, what schools are in the area, and so much more. It is something worth considering when choosing the person (or team) who will help guide you in one of life’s biggest and most exciting choices.
Matt Henry, a Vancouver Remax Realtor, specializes in Vancouver’s Main Street homes for sale and he also happens to live in the area. He feels the added benefit he can offer people looking to move to the area is essential during their hunt as he went through the process personally so he firsthand understands the questions his clients have about the area, and he can provide honest answers from his own experience. “People appreciate a personalized experience, and what more personal than sharing how I came to be in my home I love, right in the area that they too are looking to buy,” he says.
So in that regard, Vancouverites looking to move to Vancouver’s Main Street area can take comfort in having Matt on their side, as he truly is organic to the area and also happens to know his stuff when it comes to Real Estate!