The mountain communities are like an island elevated over 5000 feet in the air. Selling property here on the mountain brings with it many unique and sometimes complicated issues that many agents who are not accustomed to selling here both are unaware of and
Buyers and sellers often are uneducated about the potential pitfalls of working with an agent who is outside their area of expertise. They often don’t realize that working with this agent puts them at a significant
As a seller, in today’s market you have an uphill battle. Statistically 1 in 4 homes that are listed on the mountain sell. When we look at the statistics for off the hill brokers, the numbers go to 1 in 8. The odds that your property will not sell are high, they double when you employ someone from Orange County or some other remote location to sell your home. Selling a home is hard work, it isn’t putting the property in the MLS, throwing up a sign and negotiating offers, there is way more that goes into it, and you need an agent who is plugged
Beware of agents who say they can do a good job for you from a remote location. They can’t. I wouldn’t even consider attempting to represent a client in Newport Beach for all of the reasons I stated above and many more. I would find the best agent in that market and put that client in the hands of a professional who has the expertise to represent that clients interest.
The only reason an agent wouldn’t refer the business to an expert is the commission is more important than the client. Don’t put yourself at risk by working with a fish out of