Choosing Your Keuka Lake Real Estate Agent To Find Your Lakefront Property


When looking for a realtor to find your vacation or year round home on Keuka Lake, there are a few things to think about.

  • Find a Realtor that will show you all of the listings that fit your wants and needs.  In New York, Realtors should work cooperatively with other brokers and agents
  • A Realtor that has their name all over, might just be too busy to work with buyers
  • It is best to find one Realtor versus just calling and looking by listing.  A Realtor that has signed on with you as a buyers agent, is the one that will best represent your interests.
  • Find a Realtor that is willing to work  around your schedule, because after all we will be working for you – if they are to busy, it might be  a sign to look for another agent.
  • When you find Realtor that you are comfortable with, sign a Buyer Agency Agreement with that agent – after all, they will be spending a lot of time with and for you.  They only get paid when they help you find a property and it closes.  The seller will then pay the commission, not you, unless you have made other arrangements.
  • The Realtor should be very familiar with the area and can give you lists of stores, schools, restaurants and any other service you need .
  • The Number One or Best Producing Realtor may also not have enough time to spend with you, or at least quality time.
  • Ask your Realtor about the best ways to stay in contact.  Some folks like email or text messages, while some still like to use the telephone..  If you have a cell phone, make sure your Realtor has that number as well. Your Realtor should be willing to obtain information for you, run a list of comparative properties against any you are interested in, move information between parties engaged in the contract such as attorneys, listing agent, banks and surveyors.

If you are not sure who to call, the safe bet is to talk to myself or any of the other agents in our office.

This information brought to you by Mary St. George Realtor, Associate Broker, Wine Trail Properties, 315-719-8377

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