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Boise, Idaho, may be one of the most delightfully surprising destinations you’ll ever visit. It’s got the charm of a small town while still having everything that a city has to offer. Boise is the capital of Idaho and has a ton of history behind it, as well as providing many unique cultural attractions that everyone is sure to enjoy. There’s plenty to see, do, and taste for lovers of food, art, history, nature, culture, and more.View More
When looking for a Boise real estate agent everyone wants to work with a top-performing professional, but with so many agents out there now, and so much fake and confusing information on the web, how can you be sure that you are choosing a well-qualified professional? A lot of agents claim to be top providers, but agents differ in their skills and areas of expertise, so one "top-selling" agent might not be the right agent for your specific needs!
Some agents in Boise may be "top-selling" agents, this is because they work exclusively for builders. Selling new construction in today's market requires very little skill. These agents seem more like order takers in this current uber-hot market. The builder client is their only seller and thus the agent is beholden to the builder. Even though the builder and his agent are selling a lot of homes, they really aren't a top choice when representing many individual home sellers. Selling new construction is in a whole different ballpark than selling resale homes. The skills and knowledge that are needed are significantly different, so if you are looking to sell a resale home this "top agent" may not be the right one for you!
Then there is the agent that may claim to be #1 in Ada County, but how are their stats in YOUR SPECIFIC AREA? Many times these agents that claim to be #1 are spread thin across a county and don't really know your specific area. In addition, these agents may have giant teams of agents and additional listing agents that work under the "#1 agent". Always be aware that when you call a team like this, most likely you will not even be working with the "#1 agent". Ensure the person you get to work with is truly experienced in helping you meet your goals whether it is buying or selling!
In today's world, a lot of prospective buyers and sellers also look to online reviews when selecting an agent. Remember to always look closely to see if the reviews are legitimate. We are aware of one agent in Boise that has over 700 Google reviews and yet the home sales (according to MLS) don't come anywhere close to matching the number of reviews. Some agents even buy reviews! The same goes for Zillow, the agent with the most reviews is not necessarily #1. Look at past sales on Zillow, this is the most accurate indicator of who is the "top agent" in the area.
It is also very popular in today's market to have agents who represent buyers, either mostly or specifically. These are not a good choice for sellers. The skillset needed to represent a buyer and a seller are very different. They are however a good choice for home buyers. Make sure you choose one that has some active experience in this highly competitive market that we are currently experiencing!
In Boise, there are plenty of agents with great social media presence, but does that translate into being a top listing or selling agent? Generally not. The top three residential resale agents for 2020 in all of ADA COUNTY had a decent social media presence, but nowhere near the presence of some other agents whose profiles have thousands of followers. It goes to show you what matters is experience, performance, and offering quality real estate service.
Many consumers are unaware that third-party websites charge agents to get an endorsement or they take a large percentage of the commission. This is why you will not find Top Performing Agents on sites that charge for leads or promise discounted commissions. Top Performing realtors offer results that do not match up with net profits to clients. Top Performing agents offer client services and care that are 5 stars. This is why they are true professionals and don't need to pay to get leads.
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The Templeton Real Estate Group is home to agents in the top 1% in Ada County and we would love to talk with you and share our expertise with you. We have top Listing Specialists AND top Buyer Specialists on our small team of experts. Let's see if our services match your needs! There is absolutely no obligation, come see us and let's talk about what services you may be looking for!
Boise is the capital city of Idaho and is officially known as The City of Trees due to its vast wilderness area that spans over 4.7 million acres. Started by fur trappers and later becoming a gold hotspot, today it has the largest population in Idaho and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Nowadays, the area is known for their delicious foods, outdoor attractions, and art and cultural events. Almost everyone can agree that if you love food, you will love Boise, and they have a wide array of food options and cuisines that you will not be disappointed by. There is truly something for everyone in this area and you can easily find something that everyone you are traveling with will love.View More