Would you hire a roofer without a recommendation?

If you wouldn’t call a roofer without a recommendation, why would you randomly pick just any Real Estate agent to help you with one of the most important purchases of your life?

I’d like to share my personal experience of purchasing a home in a new city where I didn’t personally know an agent. About four years ago, my husband and I moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to be near family and friends. I didn’t know anything about agent “referrals”. I was extremely lucky that a friend was able to recommend an amazing Keller Williams agent in Lake Charles.

After purchasing my home with this awesome agent and after she got to know me better, she encouraged me to become an agent at Keller Williams which I did with her help and direction.

Since becoming an agent with Keller Williams Realty Lake Charles, I was introduced to the concept of “Referrals”. It never occurred to me it would be beneficial for me to contact a successful agent who might be a friend or family member to ask for a referral to an agent in the city where I was moving. Now that I think about it, would I just call a service provider from the phone book or would I ask my friends and family for a recommendation? Never!! Why would I not seek an agent referral when I am making one of the most important purchases in my life?

I know for certain that the agents at our Keller Williams market center in Lake Charles, will not just give you a random name and then forget about it. They will carefully research the agents in the city where you want to move and will even call the Team Leader at the market center in your new city to discuss your needs and get a recommendation for an agent that fits YOU best. This agent will also follow up to make sure you are satisfied with the agent they recommended.

It is of utmost importance to the agent who will help you find a referral agent in your new city that he or she do just as good a job in finding you an agent as they would do if they were helping you to buy or sell a home themselves.

If you know someone who needs real estate services in another city anywhere, your local agent can help them find an agent no matter where they are moving. I hope you will pass along this information to any friends or family who need real estate services no matter where they are.

Don’t pick just any agent in your new city…get a referral from a trust agent. Please call me anytime.

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