Is Your Realtor a Mountain Property Specialist?
I love the mountains. I understand them. Mountain property is a unique character. Living in the mountains has it's own idiosyncrasies. There is snow load, planting seasons, septics, wells, surveys, emergency services, road grading, zoning laws, building codes and on and on.
If a client wanted to hire me to assist them with property in, lets say, the Boise North End. I would have to admit that I am not an expert in the unique characteristics of that neighborhood. Certainly, I can investigate the market. I have many tools available to me for that purpose. But I could never truly know the nuances of the area. It would be in the best interest of the client for me to refer them to an agent who has that particular knowledge.
Buyers and Sellers alike are best serviced when their agent is suited to their needs. Find out if your agent has the expertise you require. Often a client has a great relationship with a particular agent. That agent has done a great job earning your trust and deserves your business. When you need a service that extends beyond your agent's area of expertise, you can still include them in the transaction. Ask them to find a better suited agent to help you. Most Real Estate companies will agree to offer a generous referral fee to your agent.
After all, would you hire the landscaper to take out your tonsils?
Give your agent my number. Have them ask me about my referral fee.