Why You Should Hire an Experienced Agent in Cabo
January 13, 2024 | By: Danielle Briones
Now, more than ever, it’s important to hire a seasoned agent. Why? There are more than triple the number of real estate agents in Cabo compared to 10 years ago. But not all of these agents have the experience, education, and knowledge to skillfully represent you. That is why it’s so important to exercise caution when choosing an agent. Here are some factors to consider.
Too Many Yes-Men, Not Enough Straight Shooters
With more than 1,000 agents working in Los Cabos, you have a lot of options. Competition is fierce, and unfortunately, many agents will say what you want to hear in order to get a sale. They often don’t know building guidelines, what new communities are in development, market comparisons, or what views can potentially be blocked.
That is why it’s so important to choose an agent with years of experience working in Cabo. One that will answer your questions and concerns honestly. Jeff Schmidt has been working as a real estate agent in Cabo since 2013; he knows the market and will provide reliable and accurate answers to your questions.
Too Many Agents Lack the Proper Educational Background
Many agents in Cabo may have never undergone the proper education and received a real estate license in the past. Some may even have undergone bogus real estate training, which is not actually licensed and credentialed, through their broker here in Cabo. To the contrary, prior to moving to Mexico, Jeff was a licensed agent in California, Nevada, and Minnesota.
Too Many Agents Haven’t Personally Been Through the Buying or Selling Process
It’s beneficial to work with someone that has actually gone through the buying and selling process in Cabo themselves rather than an agent that rents. Jeff has bought, sold, built, and renovated multiple properties in Los Cabos. He has unique insights and recommendations, and can help you know what to expect, which are important perspectives that newer agents just can’t offer.
Too Many Agents Aren’t Able to Gauge Which New Communities Will Be Successful
Because there are so many new developments in Los Cabos, you need someone with knowledge of the developer’s past successes or failures. Some developers overpromise on amenities, and then they underdeliver when sales don’t meet expectations.
This is especially the case in the more affordable communities; common amenities you can expect in these communities include security, trash pick-up, and a pool. Jeff can help you know if he thinks additional promises will come to fruition so he can properly set and meet your expectations. For example, if a small development says it’s going to have a restaurant, it’s unlikely. Even many of the larger developments have failed with this concept. Jeff can help you look out for red flags like this.
At the end of the day, it’s important to know which new developments have staying power and which don’t. An experienced agent like Jeff can provide that guidance because he has toured most of the communities in the area and has personal relationships with the top developers and agents in Los Cabos.