I understand that some neighborhoods are unique, thus the value of an expert would apply. But doesn’t it make sense to want an expert in the successful execution of real estate sales not just an expert in one neighborhood.
Here are a few things to consider:
One of the most valued characteristics of an agent should be the ability to interpret the market and to be able to position their sellers in the most favorable position to sell each home or property for the most amount of money given market trends.
An agent who understands the larger market can speak to why their seller’s neighborhood might be a better fit for buyers over other areas.
Marketing consists of location, condition, a property’s pricing and how all three are presented to the public.
Buyers are not thinking “Is the listing agent a neighborhood expert?” They are scrolling through myriad listings and know when a listing is in line with area comps. When they find one, they take a look at the photographs to make a decision whether to actually look at the property.