While a California real estate license is good anywhere in the state, there are some compelling reasons why you should use a local REALTOR® when buying or selling property in Mariposa County.
It’s in your best interest to use an agent who knows the local real estate market and no one knows local real estate better then a local REALTOR®. Local real estate agents have extensive knowledge of the area and unique insight into local property values. They have expertise in the local market; and current issues and trends. They attend the local property tours, know the listing stock and know their way around the area, which saves time when looking for a hard-to-find listing. They have access to the local lockbox system, they know the local septic system issues in the different parts of the County, they know what’s considered above the snow and what’s considered below, they know about the County's Right to Agricultural Activity Real Estate Disclosure and they know about fire and clearance issues.
An agent who lives and works in the local area can be on hand for inspections. They are involved in their community and can put you in touch with service people you may have need of. If a buyer/seller is from out of town, they can recommend places to eat which are tried and true, good hotel/motel accommodations, and sight-seeing attractions after the home touring part of their trip is over...and who knows, they might even turn out to be a neighbor!
… and as always, REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.