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Usually when agents start talking about referrals, people assume they’re hunting for new listings or more buyers to represent. This isn’t one of those posts!

In fact, we wish more people would come to me looking for referrals in the community. A good real estate agent knows people in the community you can trust, and we’re always happy to provide the connection.

If you think about it, agents pretty much interact with all of the people dedicated to protecting, improving, or maintaining your biggest asset: Your home. Whether it’s a local insurance agent, an honest contractor, or a crack crew of yard and maintenance people, agents are great sources of “who you should know.” (We’re also reliable sources of locals-only community info!)

It’s too bad that agents are often involved only in the sale or purchase of a house. We prefer to think of ourselves as a lifetime consultant to our clients, and providing the names of people we would stake my reputation on is simply a part of our ethical obligation to serve.

So, by all means, if you’re looking for someone in the greater Jacksonville area, do drop us a line. We’d be more than happy to help: Kevin and Jennifer Hanley, REALTORS Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners Southside 904-422-7626 http://www.HanleyHomeTeam.com

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