People don’t just buy a house. They buy a neighborhood. But they don’t always realize it. As their agent, you can help them avoid the all-too-common neighborhood regret by helping them find a community that fits them as perfectly as their new home does. Here’s how to become a neighborhood expert and help your clients love everything about their purchase—from the front porch to the local park.

Know the neighborhood hot spots:

If you’re already familiar with the neighborhood, you already know about local schools, restaurants, shopping, etc. If not, get out and explore the neighborhood.

What makes this neighborhood a great place to live? How many parks are in area, and are these parks in walking distance to some communities. What are the best ways to access highways? Get involved in the community, maybe attend a local sporting event or craft shows and festivals held throughout the community. Being a knowledgeable realtor is how you set yourself apart as an expert.

Do The Field Watch:

If you’re already familiar with the neighborhood, you already know about local schools, restaurants, shopping, etc. If not, get out and explore the neighborhood.

What makes this neighborhood a great place to live? How many parks are in area, and are these parks in walking distance to some communities. What are the best ways to access highways? Get involved in the community, maybe attend a local sporting event or craft shows and festivals held throughout the community. Being a knowledgeable realtor is how you set yourself apart as an expert.

Forge Relationship With Builders:

Having the inside scoop on new construction will help you out immensely. Take the time to get to know your local builders, find out what they are working on, and what upcoming projects they have. Knowing who is building and where is a great way to get ahead and stay in the loop. 

Attend & Host Neighborhood Events:

Get involved with the community. Not only will you learn more and have fun, but it’s a great way to network. Try sponsoring a local little league team or hosting a charity event. 

Stand Out

You must stand out. Treat this as if you were writing a master’s thesis on the neighborhood. When someone walks into your open house or mentions the neighborhood, and you start talking about the area, you should knock their socks off with your in-depth knowledge.

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