Santa Cruz Real Estate: Buyers are Happier with Local Agents

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 11:01pm.

According to a recent study, buyers prefer to work with Santa Cruz real estate agents who live in the neighborhood in which they want to buy a home.  Buyers are happier when they work with local agents because they believe the agents are:

1. Familiar with the neighborhood.  They know the schools, zoning laws and crime rates.  They can tell you the best places to shop and give you referrals to the best mechanics and home contractors. 

2. Knowledgeable about the Santa Cruz real estate market.  Local agents know the history of houses; they know the streets on which properties sell faster and for more money; and they can steer you towards the better deals.

3. Involved in the community.  Agents who are involved in community improvement projects are doing much more than just selling houses.  They’re contributing to higher real estate values, better schools and less crime.  Wouldn’t you prefer to work with an agent like that?

4. More attentive.  When an agent knows they’re going to bump into you in the supermarket or hardware store, he’s going to give you the very best service possible.  He wants to ensure that you have no complaints and will give neighbors a glowing review about his real estate services.

If you’d like to work with a professional agent who lives in Santa Cruz and specializes in Santa Cruz real estate, give me a call today at 831.662.6522 or email me at

For local contractors and other service providers please visit my website at 


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About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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