The Importance of Local Representation When Making an Offer

Touring new listings on broker open day, proactive buyers’ agents will collect a portfolio of properties that can be shown off market, or prior to appearing on MLS. This is an important leg up for their buyers, who will be able to spend more time at the property, carefully review the reports, and perhaps even book an inspector prior to submitting an offer.

A ‘clean’ offer from a client known to the listing agent as a serious buyer will be more likely to be chosen among multiple offers, or countered if their price is a little lower than another.

Buyers in today’s market are dealing with fewer multiple offer scenarios, but when it comes to securing the home of their dreams, it’s important to be viewed as an informed buyer with a local agent known to and respected by the listing agent.

A few of this week’s off market homes available to view.

High End Sonoma Neighborhood – Several acres. High-ceilings, 5-BR one-level with exquisite landscaping and pool in back. Separate studio cottage with bocce ball court. $5 million Contact me to view this gorgeous property any time prior to June 15.

Close to charming village of Glen Ellen, this knolltop home features high ceilings, view, privacy and country charm for $1,895,000. This is not my listing, but available to show on short notice.

Approximately 1 mile to Sonoma Plaza, this remodeled beauty’s great room opens to a covered patio with fans overlooking a lap pool and man cave in the distance. This is not my listing. Approx. $4 million