Local Montana Realtor Provides Insights For All Budgets
If you want to find the best Bitterroot Valley real estate agent for your specific needs, you need a local, Montana realtor who knows much more than what is for sale and how much it is! Not only am I an experienced real-estate agent in the area, but I’m also a local, long-time resident who is raising her family in the area. With this in mind, I want to share a few tips to help you save time, money and hassle by finding the right realtor for you!
3 Keys Questions to Find the Best Local Montana Realtor or Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Expert for You!
1. Does she live in the area and know only things a resident will know?
Many realtors will show you homes within your budget with the specific amenities you want. But, what about information on the local crime, who exactly lives next door, tips on the local schools, shopping, and more?
This is detailed information you really need to know before you move into a new home to protect your family and have the best situation possible. If you want to buy a home in “The Banana Belt” in Montana, you need to find a Bitterroot Valley real estate agent who lives in the area and knows all of the inside secrets about the area!
2. What is your agent’s expertise and experience level?
This seems like an important question when you are just starting out in your home search. However, many new home-buyers will only ask others for references, use members of the family or friends to buy and sell their home or go with the first name that pops up on the Internet to save time.
Many buyers will also avoid agents who sell luxury homes because they think they only deal with high-end budgets. Try to keep an open mind, and know that many luxury real estate agents help people with all budgets. They really have a grasp on what’s available (and when) in the local area, numerous financing options, how to get more for your money, and more,
Picking a real estate agent without checking experience levels, area of expertise, credentials, and more can cost you thousands of dollars and waste hundreds of hours of your precious time. If a real estate agent doesn’t know what they are doing, you can end up paying more for your new home and discover expensive leaks and repairs, noisy/scary neighbors and other, ugly surprises after you move in!
Take the time to research local, Montana real estate agents before you start the home-buying or selling process.
3. What is your instinct about the real estate agents you meet?
After conducting your research and talking to a few of your top choices for a Montana real estate agent, what does your gut tell you?
When you meet a professional, experienced real estate expert who answers your questions, gives you insider details about a specific location and works with you regarding your specific budget, deadlines and home desires, you’ll have a feeling of confidence with that person before you even start your home-search.
If you have a good instinct about a specific real estate expert, this is a good sign that you found the right person and will experience a lot less stress through the entire process.
Simple Questions Lead to Fantastic Results!
While these may seem like simple questions, give them a try. As an active resident of the Bitterroot Valley, I know the people, schools, local happenings, and much more. This enables me provide valuable information to my clients no matter what type of home they are looking for or the amount of money they have to spend. This is essential information you need when buying a home.
As an award-winning real estate agent in Montana, I’d love to help you find the perfect home to fit your needs. However, if you decide to work with another Bitterroot Valley real estate agent, please review the questions in this blog before moving forward. You’ll feel a lot better about your choice and be more at ease during the home-buying or selling process.
As always, I’m here to answer any question you may have about real estate in the Bitterroot Valley, or Montana in general.