Selecting the Right Realtor when You are Ready to BuyWhen you decide that you are going to purchase a home, choosing the right Realtor is key ( no pun intended). You want to make sure you choose a Realtor who really knows the area you are purchasing in. Selecting the "area specialist" as your Realtor is great for a few reasons. Some of the most important reasons are that your Realtor knows the area, knows the comps, knows the local schools,etc...How do you know who the "area specialist" is? Drive around. See who sells a lot of homes in that specific area. Do some research online..sites like Zillow.com are perfect for your research.If you choose a Realtor who is not familiar with the area you want to move into, that Realtor may not know important things like how much the HOA dues are or what that same floorplan recently sold for.August 18 2010 - Northridge00YesReport 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.