I now this title is a bit longer than normal, but the point is you need to ask yourselves the question if you want to use an out of area agent with regard to your relocation needs or not?
Let me explain. Karla and Raul, had contacted us earlier this week hoping to have had a Valencia home by now.
They had been working with a real estate agent, viewing properties in Valencia CA. However, that agent was not getting them what they wanted. SantaClaritarealestateagent.com
I asked, "Are the not doing what you want?" Raul said, "no, they are doing what we want, it's just they don't get any properties that are not on the market yet." "The way I understand it, is that is one of the benefits working with a local real estate agent."
I said, "It absolutely is a HUGE benefit with working with a local agent, what office is this agent from?" Karla jumped in, "Riken Realtors".
Maybe I have been living under a box, I thought to myself, but I don't think we have a Riken office in the Santa Clarita valley. Heck, I don't think we have one of those real estate offices anywhere close.
Karla said, "Riken Rancho Cucamonga, I think.."
Ah, I get it now. I explained that Rancho Cucamonga is not a "name", as much as it is a "place". Rancho Cucamonga is about 80 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley / Valencia CA area.
Raul and Karla both looked at each other in a "We have been taken" fashion.
I told them I was prepared to tell them to be loyal with their real estate agent and that, given enough time, it may work out and that I hated to take a paycheck from anyone.
They would not hear of it and made the call, chastising their agent in front of me. They expressed their anger with her for misleading them and saying she was a local Santa Clarita real estate agent.
Do yourselves a favor - check for yourselves when your agent tells you something. See where their actual office is located. It'll be easier than you think and will save you a lot of "sleepless nights".
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For purposes of this actual account the names and locations have been changed to protect all involved parties - but I will tell you that the office for the other agent was at least 80 miles from the city of Valencia CA.