What does it mean to be a community expert? Most real estate agents will provide the same market statistics that the MLS delivers to every agent in order to showcase their expertise, but that hardly sets you apart from the other people claiming to be the go-to person in the area for any real estate needs.
There are a number of ways you can start to acclimate yourself to the community or neighborhood where you’re already helping people buy and sell homes—or to a new area where you want to learn the ropes. It’s not hard, and anybody can do it, but it does take commitment and time, so most agents don’t bother. If you spend a couple of hours every week choosing a task or two from this list and working on it, you’ll arguably be an expert before long!