What is a Boutique Real Estate Agency?
Many may consider a “boutique” Agency to cater to high-end only, or possibly too small to break into the competitive real estate market. In reality, it's an extremely specialized business with a culture centered on customer service and professionalism.
As a client of a Boutique Real Estate Agency, you can expect above-average representation in any transaction from a quaint condo unit to sprawling estate and everything in between. You will rest assured knowing that not only your Broker but the entire office is working to assist you for a smooth and skilled transaction.
How is a boutique firm similar or different to a large real estate company?
Multiple Listing Service
Boutique Agencies offer the same Multiple Listing Service (MLS) representation as larger companies. Meaning, all companies have the same access level to the same properties whether representing a buyer or a seller.
Online marketing offerings at larger companies and Boutique Agencies are equal. Your property will be represented on major home buying and selling sites like REALTOR.com, ClasificadosOnline, Point2Homes, Zillow and Trulia and many others.
Much of the technology that REALTORS® provides their clients are provided through the MLS system. This technology is available to both large companies and boutique agencies.
Large Real Estate companies have high-quality marketing products, just like a boutique agencies. Often, boutique agencies are able to specialize their marketing even more than larger firms.
Boutique agencies know that each client has different needs. Instead of focusing on the number of homes they purchase or sell, the boutique agency can concentrate on Customer Service- and knows that your opinion has a more significant impact than at a larger company, and will strive for your satisfaction.
Support from their office.
The small close-knit group that a Boutique Agency creates helps to facilitate the needs of each broker and therefore each need of their clients. By choosing a Boutique Agency you can guarantee that the entire office is dedicated to your best interest.
Innovation and customization happen more quickly.
Large companies have more “red tape” and company regulations that restrict the ability of your broker to be innovative. A Boutique Agency offers instant communication with the company owner, allowing for quick and cutting edge customization in marketing your home. Most marketing is done in-house, so your broker won’t need to wait for weeks before your home is represented in the marketplace.
Your Transaction is always with your agent.
With a focus on customer satisfaction, your broker will not give your contract to a closing coordinator. Closing coordinators are typically used by larger companies so a broker can begin work with their next client. Our brokers will see your transaction through from the beginning to the end. No paperwork or important information will be lost in the shuffle, so you can be assured that you are well represented throughout the entire process.
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