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How to Find a Local Expert on Zillow Agent Finder

Written by Posted On Thursday, 24 March 2016 05:33

How to spot a local expert on Zillow using Zillow Agent Finder?  Very easy!  Go to the agent's profile. Mine is located at https://www.zillow.com/profile/hankbailey/.

Click on the icon, highlighted above in the blue box!  Zillow will indicate to you in this Local Expert badge those agents who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. According to Zillow, Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted.  You will note that some agents are highly placed on Zillow Agent Finder, but don't have the Local Expert Badge or they might not have it for that area of the market you are looking at buying or selling a home in.  That means many times that they are paid advertisers in that market, so as a consumer, you would have to research their past sales and reviews in that market to know whether or not they have the local area experience in which you could trust and consider them as knowledgeable. According to Zillow, I am a local expert in both Buford and Lawrenceville, GA within the Metro Atlanta market. Make sure you research how a given agent's contributions to Zillow related to consumer advice, past sales, and local reviews to your market make them a source of knowledge. They may be a great agent, but are they a great agent where you are?

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Hank Bailey

Hank was born and raised in Athens, GA. He moved to Oconee County in 1984 and has been a resident ever since! Hank started his career in 2005 so he's been on the roller coaster of both up and down markets. Throughout Hank's real estate career he has learned many lessons. He values doing a good job and doing it the right way. His motto is "hard work is not to be applauded, it's to be expected." As he tries to be a good student of his business, he watches trends in every angle of the real estate business, including having an eye to look for and identify the quality of construction on newly renovated flips to new homes.

Also being in front of the MLS or multiple listing service daily on three different MLS platforms (Georgia MLS, FMLS, and Athens MLS) he knows comps, keeps up with new listings, and knows the markets. Having experience for years as an Accredited Buyer's Representative he is adept to knowing what inspections are needed and the right inspector or contractor for the job! Finally, his most fun is negotiating with buyers and sellers. After almost 500 closed sales in his career, he has a lot of experience doing it! In 2010 Hank emerged as the #1 agent with Prudential Georgia Realty, Hoschton, GA. From that point on he has been the #1 agent in each office he has been apart of through 2017. He also is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement club Hank attained in just 3 years!

Hank's key attributes include his dedication to his clients, responsiveness, hard work ethic, and last but not least, his knowledge of how to market residential real estate. He has an unparalleled desire for every client he represents to be part of his extended family, and he has a true commitment to do anything to help them achieve their #housegoals !


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