It’s understandable that a buyer would like to use an agent from their home-town with whom they already have a relationship and a rapport with. However, the Mammoth Lakes Board of Realtors is a “non-reciprocal” board, meaning that we have no obligation to work with out-of-area agents. Trust me, this is in the best interest of a prospective buyer; local agents KNOW the market, know the comps, all “ins and outs” of differing areas of town, the reputable contractors, and all the different zoning ordinances/disclosures etc. Need I say more?! 😉 If you want to be well-represented throughout a transaction, and not over-pay, then you must hire a local agent.