If you’re planning to relocate to the Mississauga area from elsewhere, you might be tempted to work with an agent in your current community. After all, everything is digital now, right? We’ve become so used to Zoom meetings and virtual tours that in-person meetings are starting to feel rarer.
This might seem like sound logic on the surface, but the reality is a lot more nuanced and complicated. And for buyers looking to move to a new community, the best idea is actually working with a local agent in the area they are hoping to move to.
Here are some of the biggest benefits of working with a local Mississauga real estate team..
They Have Local Community Knowledge
Are you looking for the best schools? Wondering which neighbourhoods have the best coffee shops or transit access? Are you interested in finding a neighbourhood where your kids will have similarly-aged playmates around? There is no way that a remote agent from further away knows about the minute details that make a neighbourhood truly unique.
In Mississauga and the surrounding areas, we have a ton of micro-markets and smaller neighbourhoods that each have their own style, amenities, and positive attributes.
A local Mississauga real estate agent lives and breathes the community. They know the best places to grab a delicious latte, they know the perfect pizza place to start your pizza night tradition in your new home. They are intrinsically aware of the local school districts, transit, safety, convenience, and recreational amenities that are so important to cultivating a great quality of life in your new home.
Get to know Mississauga better with some of our blogs and community guides here:
- 5 Family-Friendly Mississauga Neighbourhoods to Call Home
- 5 Top-Notch Schools in Mississauga
- Mississauga Neighbourhood Guide
They Have Local Market Knowledge
In addition to the unique community knowledge a local agent possesses, there’s also the local real estate market knowledge. It’s easy to paint an area with a wide brush and assume that the real estate market in Burlington is the same as it is in Mississauga, for example.
However, that’s not exactly the case. A local agent is going to be hyper-focused on the specific differences between local markets to provide the most informed and up-to-date information possible.
The market is constantly changing and every month we get clues to how the local real estate market is performing. This impacts every part of your transaction.
For example, if inventory in Mississauga is low (like it is currently), your agent will advise you differently on how to handle the buying process. They will inform you of the unique micro-markets you’re looking at and will ensure you are fully prepared for the buying process in this specific niche market.
Their local knowledge runs deep and their consistent research and only helps to inform their insight into what you should expect from the transaction.
Looking for the most up-to-date local market information? We publish the monthly data for Toronto and the West GTA on our blog every month. Check them out here.
They Intimately Know the Buyers and Sellers in the Area
At the heart of real estate are real families putting down real roots in a community. A remote agent won’t have the same relationship with people in the community that a local agent would have.
This benefits you in a multitude of ways. For example, a local agent knows the behaviour of people in their community. They have standing relationships with them. Relationships they can leverage into things like off-market listings, getting you a first look at a property that is not yet listed.
Additionally, with their intimate knowledge of the local buyers and sellers in the area, a local agent has the skills and tools to negotiate better because they know exactly what these individuals value and what they are looking for from their own perspective.
They Have Their Fingers on the Pulse of Local Developments
If you are planning to purchase a new construction in a new city or area, you will want to work with a local agent. In most cases, local agents have existing relationships with the builders and property managers in their communities.
This means they know exactly what is coming in terms of new developments, even before VIP announcements are made or ground-breaking ceremonies are held.
In addition to knowing when and where the new condo developments are starting, a local Mississauga agent can also advise you on other developments.
Let’s say you buy a beautiful condo with a breathtaking view, but two years later you discover a brand-new tower is going up right in front of your stunning vista. A local agent who knows what’s going on in their city will be able to advise you against such investments.
The GTA is great for new developments. Want to learn more about some of the most exciting new construction projects coming to the area? Read our blog about it here.
They Live, Work, and Play in the Area
When you work with a local real estate agent, you can bet that they know the area like the back of their hand. In most cases, they live, work, and play in the community and have a deep history with the surrounding region as well.
For example, here at The Tanya Crepulja Team, we may live in Mississauga, but in the past, we’ve owned properties in Burlington, and Toronto and we know these areas based on lifestyle and experience of living and successfully working in each for years. This results in a unique relationship with the surrounding area that we use to help our clients relocate and find their perfect home.
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