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The average agent works in five towns.

I have been looking at the websites of real estate agents from all over the country for over 9 years, and I have found that most agents actually work in only five towns.  The towns are their own, and those directly to the north, south, east, and west of their own town.  This of course makes sense because that is usually a lot of property to cover and learn.

Some web sites I have seen, list every town in the county.  Oathers include every town in the state in their list.  For small states like Rhode Island or Delaware, that may not be many towns.  But for states like Maine, Texas, New York, Florida and California, there are not only large masses of properties, there are great distances.

The reason for having so many towns depends on the agent.  Some large lists of towns are for lead generation.  Other agents include more towns than they work in as a convenience for the consumers that find their site.  I have forwarded customers to the listing agent as a service to consumers looking for real estate outside my personal working areas. 

Now with the probability of requiring a login for any search of MLS listings, how will agents' sites change?  Will they change?  Will customers use one site to search all the MLS, or will they register on many sites?  Will the login requirement make sites without a login requirement be used more often?  Will agents make their own listings available without requiring a login?  How is customer search going to change?

I think that finding more agent sites in one place will help consumers who don't want to register their name and email with anyone.  I know I prefer to find things without having to login anywhere.

Happy listing and selling!

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
www.CapeGroup.com / capegroup@capegroup.com
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