Hiring a local Realtor to buy or sell your new home is paramount to a positive outcome in our market. Because of the size of our city, having someone represent you with extensive knowledge of our community can make the difference between a great experience and a more frustrating one. Hire someone who has the knowledge and expertise to handle your transaction could be the most important decision you make in the process. Becoming an expert in your area, the type of home you are purchasing, and your price point can benefit you in the same ways that hiring an expert in any field does.


Working with a local agent is similar to “shopping local;” there are so many benefits to that as well. Local agents have relationships with local mortgage companies and can help shepherd your transaction through a highly detailed process because of the contacts they have. Lenders who are not local and do not know our market are oftentimes quagmired in obstacles that cannot be overcome. Local lenders can work through issues more easily with realtors who they have solid relationships with. Additionally, almost as important as a local lender is a local title company, appraiser, and surveyor.


Experience is important but a newer agent who has been highly trained and has a great support network within their office can sometimes benefit you because they may have additional time to work through the process with you. Don’t be afraid to work with someone newer as long as they are highly trained and with a top company. In moving to a new city, a local agent with comprehensive knowledge of schools, volunteer organizations and the job market can also help get you connected in ways that can make the difference in your quality of life. Working with local people you know and trust can be the singularly most important decision you make in your next real estate transaction. 


Over the years, The Janet Jones Company has consistently ranked as the top real estate agency in Central Arkansas, and our firm remains locally and family-owned and proudly independent. At The Janet Jones Company, our well-trained and experienced Agents are renowned as the best of the best, and they are the most knowledgeable, hardworking, and passionate professionals in town. We invite you to join The Janet Jones family of satisfied clients. We would love to show you why we are considered The Gold Standard of Central Arkansas Real Estate!


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