The answer is simple, when going on a vacation would you hire an out of town person as your tour guide?
Well then, why would you hire an out of town real estate agent to guide you in buying your dream home? Everyone knows that location is important and a deciding factor when considering buying a home. Only local agents will understand the difference of living West of Bronte as oppose to living on the East side for example.
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments someone will ever make in his or her lifetime. So would you prefer to hire someone who knows the area, that lives in town and who can tell you all about Milton or someone from out of town that only drives in the neighbourhood once in a while?
But like any situation, you may come across an exception and meet someone who lived in the area for many years and relocated out of town. Just ask the question, and you will have peace of mind knowing that you are working with someone who is a local expert. Connect with me on facebook!
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