Does it hurt to have a real estate agent that's not completely local to the area you're looking?I'm currently looking to purchase a home and I've built up a good relationship with an agent in San Francisco. However, I have shifted my focus to looking at homes in further south in the Penninsula. How important is it to have an agent that knows the new area better? Is it worth trying to switch?January 14 2011 - San Francisco00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.