In today’s housing market, home buyers could use every bit of leverage that they can get, and now more than ever, that means hiring a great local realtor. Quality realtors with local expertise are worth their weight in gold, with the ability to save you time, money and stress. Simply put, a local agent is always the best answer to gaining an advantage in a local market. Besides the numerous benefits offered by real estate agents in general, below are a few benefits exclusive to hiring a local Hawaii realtor.
1. Local expertise.
It may be hard to imagine, but even an island paradise like Hawaii has some neighborhoods that are best avoided. By hiring a local realtor, you can get the inside scoop on the different neighborhoods and communities you’re considering, including current listings, home values, crime rates, and any current trends in the market.
2. Established connections.
Unlike realtors from out-of-state, a good local Hawaii realtor is well-established within the community. He or she will know the most reliable home inspectors and contractors. A local real estate agent is also more likely to have an established relationship with other real estate agents who list properties for sale (which means you may have a better chance at getting the house you make an offer on). In a pinch, a local realtor may even be able to call in a favor now and then to help a client.
3. Expedited buying process.
Like its sister islands, the BIg Island of Hawaii has some unique rules and regulations that simply don’t exist on the mainland. For this reason, even seasoned home buyers can get caught with a nasty surprise or two that could hinder the buying process. Hiring a local realtor well-versed in Hawaii’s real estate laws and regulations will not only save you time, it will also save you a lot of hassle and will make buying that much easier.
Born and raised in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island, Lailan Bento is one of only a few Hawai’i-raised real estate agents on the island. She brings decades of experience in Hawai’i-specific laws and regulations, and would be happy to meet with you! If you’re interested in buying property on this beautiful island, feel free to contact Lailan Bento now at 1-808-936-1800 or browse the rest of her website to get a taste of her professional service in Big Island real estate.