Deciding on what type of a real estate brokerage to work with when you’re buying or selling your home can feel like a big decision. Often people choose to work with a large company even if it isn’t the best fit, because it’s easier than taking the time to find the perfect boutique brokerage. So why should people work with a small firm when they could easily choose to work with a large, well-known corporation? It’s simple, you get more bang for your buck.
Although traditional firms have a lot to offer such as sizable teams and name recognition, clients often become just another file in their drawer that’s passed off to the least experienced broker. But, at a boutique real estate brokerage you get to work directly with the principles of the company for a personalized and thoughtful experience. Unlike large firms, where most of the boots on the ground are novices, a small company’s agents are seasoned professionals. Because they’re veterans in the industry, agents at a boutique firm know the ins and outs of the market. With top-tier customer service, collaboration by highly skilled professionals, years of personal connections with other brokers, and local area knowledge, working with a boutique brokerage becomes the obvious choice. The fact is, when it comes to real estate, bigger isn’t always better.
Still not convinced? Here are six more reasons why:
1. Quality over Quantity
Boutique real estate firms focus on providing quality service to their clients rather than focusing on the number of new leads to fill their pipeline. That means more dedication to you as a client.
2. Team Support
With a small, close-knit team, everyone on the team will know your story and will be well versed and knowledgeable about your wants and needs.
3. Established Brokers & Agents
Small firms generally employ highly seasoned and top producing agents who are client oriented. They have enough transactions under their belt that they are great at negotiating, problem solving, and getting deals closed.
4. Innovation & Customization Happen more Fluidly
Agents at large firms often have a contracts that restrict their ability to customize their services and make decisions without upper management approval. With a boutique firm you work with the owner and they’re able to customize their services to meet your needs and work with you to come up with creative solutions to any problem.
5. Boutique Brokerage Cares more about the Rights of Buyers and Sellers than Building a Business Empire.
At a boutique firm, building an interpersonal relationship with clients comes first, whereas large firms prioritize bulk business as a means to build their empire. Ultimately, the focus becomes about them, and not you.
6. Your Transaction is always Overseen by your Broker/Agent
With a focus on customer satisfaction, your Broker/Agent will not hand you off to a coordinator so they can move on to their next client. Your Broker/Agent will handle your paperwork directly so nothing gets lost in the shuffle, and so you can be rest assured you are well represented throughout the entire process.