2 maps for coverage area

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Whether someone is looking for an agent to represent them, or someone to refer a client to, they want to know what areas the agent covers. Often in ads or directories, the agent will specify cities that they cover. Sometimes those cities are so large that the agent really only covers a portion of that. Wouldn't you like to know that in advance?

Sometimes directories do provide a coverage map. My question is: Do you cover as large an area representing sellers as you do representing buyers? We don't.

It's one thing to know areas well enough to represent buyers - knowing the amenities, the trends, the competition. Buyers often want to look at a lot of different areas of a city/area before deciding where to live. When representing sellers, it's not only a case of knowing the neighborhood, it's the time involved in showing it, in checking on the flyer supply on the sign post, in making sure the lawn is moved, the doors are locked and the lights turned off after showings, etc. In most cases, that requires a certain proximity to your office or your home.

Sharon Simms, Real Estate Agent selling homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gulf Beaches and the Tampa Bay area.  

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
www.ssimms.com    www.coastalpgi.com   www.christiesrealestate.com
(727) 898-2582    Sharon@SimmsTeam.com

 

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Rainer
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Al Maxwell
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I don't mind showing homes outside my area, but don't like the listings...which is what I think you are saying..
July 28, 2007 10:21 AM
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Sharon Simms
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Coastal Properties Group International
Al, yes it is what I was saying. Most of us can't serve a seller as well outside of our area as inside it.
July 28, 2007 10:40 AM
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Nestor & Katerina Gasset
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International Properties and Investments LLC
Well, we could work out a great JV with another agent in an area that we get a listing. That way everyone wins.For us, it depends on the price and if it worth the effort and time involved, after we evaluate that, we will refer it out usually.  Katerina
July 29, 2007 08:56 AM
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LLoyd Nichols
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I have the same philosophy. I cover a much much bigger area when with buyers, specially if we have to do open houses, check the property and more.
July 30, 2007 03:08 AM
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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group International

Nestor and Katerina - of course it depends on the price, type of property, time, etc. Most times, as you say, we'll refer it out.

Lloyd - that makes sense. Servicing a listing is very Hands On. 

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