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Realtors know more about and area than just homes.

So you are looking for a home.  But, you know nothing about the area.  Ask a local Realtor and you may be surprised.

For example...Let's say you are looking in my hometown, North Branch, Minnesota.

I know where...


All the denominations of churches.

Police and fire locations.

All the local barber and beauty shops.

Specialized stores.

Great places to eat and where to find their specials.


I also know...


Where the good fishing lakes are.

Areas that are great for bird watching.

Where the parks are and what is allowed.  North Branch, Mn has 5 parks.

Where the state parks are for all day fun.

Where you can catch a bike trail or snowmobile trail.

I know the ski hills.

Into sports, we have great sports bars and local organized games.


I also know...


Of local organizations...American Legion, Rotary, Toastmasters, Lions and more.

I know what is available in neighboring towns for fun.

I know the show houses, ice rinks and free concert nights.

Have or want a horse, I know of boarding facilities that will treat your Horse as if it were their own.



So, you see, Realtors are more than just home finders.  Much of the above information are things you will want to know about an area that will make your decision easier when deciding to move here or not.


Don't try to go it alone, contact a local Realtor!


Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • March 01 2016 01:54PM


as long as you know the location of good fishing lakes, every buyer should use you...lol

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) almost 5 years ago

Bill, when we are looking in a rural area there is so much more there than meets the eye.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 5 years ago

Very true William, it is good to be the local expert on more than just Real Estate.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

Yep, it's not just about the homes, there is so much you can learn from a good agent.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

We are more than property specialists. We know our areas. Great post, Bill. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 5 years ago

Good morning William.  We have a wealth of knowledge that most people don't realize.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 5 years ago

William we are a wealth of information far beyond selling homes!  The best fishing spots in MN IS VERY IMPORTANT and home buyers should call you for excellent service - and all your secret fishing spots.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 5 years ago

Clearly you are the man to know when it comes to learning what is up in the North Branch area Bill.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 5 years ago