In today’s technology age, there really isn’t a lot you can’t try to learn online. From foreign languages to how to unclog a toilet, the internet opens our doors to a plethora of information. Therefore, when it comes time to buy or sell a home, it can be tempting to try to go at it on your own. After all, any buyer or seller has access to Zillow and Trulia.
However, while those sites might be very popular, when it comes to making decisions and truly understanding a local market, a local real estate agent is going to probably save you money. Today’s technology does a great job of covering the surface of real estate. However, once you get serious about buying or selling you will want someone that will be on your side and diver deeper than a digital algorithm can.
Real estate markets can vary greatly by neighborhood or subdivision. One community may be having it’s “moment” while the neighboring community could be struggling. Online algorithms don’t have the ability (yet!) to get that specific and therefore can provide you with advice that may be too general to suit your needs.
Most importantly, a local realtor can listen to your needs and help put together a plan based on timing, budget, location and any other needs you may have. Online tools can really only tell you what is happening now, rather than putting together a plan for the upcoming months so that you can make the best decision for your real estate needs as well as for your family.
If you are looking to sell or buy in the Sun Valley area soon, give me a call. We can discuss your goal and talk about options for the upcoming summer. The real estate market is heating up in Ketchum so now is the time to start putting together a plan. I have extensive experience in Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey and can help you with every decision along the way.