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Should you list with a big brokerage or a boutique agency?

Wondering if you should sell your home with a big brokerage or a small local one?


Selling a home is a major life event. With over 106,500 brokerage firms registered in the United States, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of these firms are large corporate brokerages, while others are boutique agencies. 


So, how do you know which will serve you best?


I may be a little bit biased, but as a proud Rutledge agent, I have seen firsthand all the ways boutique is better. When you work with a smaller firm, you reap benefits like:


Personalized Attention 

At a smaller agency, you get high-end, individualized service at every step of the process. For instance, I work with my clients from the initial meeting through closing, never passing them off to an assistant. I also know office staff and trust that they are always on top of my clients' needs. 


A Collaborative Approach 

Boutique agencies are more likely to have a collaborative team. At Rutledge, we have regular in-house training and mentorship to support agents as we do the best possible work for our clients. If any questions or unusual challenges arise during a home purchase or sale, I love that I can tap into the collective wisdom of my fellow agents to find the best answers and formulate a plan. 


Local Knowledge 

Our agents all live in the communities we serve. We know the neighborhoods, the schools, and insider tips to help our clients make informed choices when buying or listing. There’s also something special about seeing our clients around town and helping them get situated beyond the closing table!


The Freedom to Be Nimble

Often, bigger corporate firms have very specific requirements and procedures, giving agents less freedom when responding to client needs. As an agent with a boutique brokerage, I can be far more agile, which can make all the difference in a complex market! 


If you care about working with an agent who truly cares about your needs and goals, my vote is for boutique. I'd love to talk about how I can help support you this year. 


Boutique is better for agents, too!


I love the mentorship and training I've participated in at Rutledge and how committed we are to the success of every agent on the team. If you’re ready to experience the genuinely supportive culture we’ve created and thrive as a part of the Rutledge team, we’d love to speak with you.

We don't just help you buy or sell a house; we welcome you home!


Rutledge Properties is an independent, women-owned local real estate brokerage. We’ve been helping clients in the Metrowest area buy and sell their homes since 1978. 


Because we are not part of a big, impersonal chain, we get to do things our way—and our way is all about you. Our clients are our neighbors, and we are committed to putting their needs first every time. We leverage our insider knowledge about the community,  industry-leading technology, dynamic strategies, and our worldwide network to provide a level of service that keeps Rutledge clients keep coming back to us, move after move. 


Contact me today to get a free market analysis or discuss your home buying goals!

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