You've done a lot of homework. You have searched for homes on line. You have researched neighborhoods on the internet. You were probably surprised at how much information was available. Information is necessary when making a decision. Too much information or conflicting information is a problem that most home buyers and home sellers face.
How do you sort through the data and come up with an accurate picture?
John MacArthur and Lourdes Tudela are real estate agents. In an age where everyone has access to the same real estate data, they have the experience to interpert and evaluate the data. They are able to put the information together in an easy to understand picture that will make your purchase of a home, sale of a home or relocation to this area go much more smoothly.
They go beyond the usual "here is a link to the school system", "here is a link to access the crime data" and "here are the latest statistics regarding the cost of homes". They understand that you don't need them for that information. It is their experience and ability to interpret the data that is valuable. It is one thing to know what it is and quite another to know how it impacts your decisions. There is no argument that experience gained through "boots on the ground" far outweighs eyes on the computer screen.
They listen to you
They may not be a young, married couple (anymore), but they have raised five children in this area and they understood the challenges young couples face when they are buying a home. John was born and raised here. Lourdes, a native of Peru, still remembers what it was like to relocate here 25 years ago. They leverage their understanding with your needs and come up with an individually tailored plan to assist you in your real estate journey. For instance, if you aren't sure about how kid-friendly a certain property might be; they look at it and make sure to point out how small children might interact with the property. While you are salivating over the stainless steel appliances, they will be making sure that it is easy to keep an eye on the kids while you cook. If on the other hand, you are not sure about seasonal maintenance, they will make sure that you understand what is necessary and that you have a plan to follow. Buying a home has to involve a focus on what it will be like living in that home. Your eyes see today, their experie