Advantages of Working with a Team of Realtors vs. a Solo Agent

April 15th, 2022

Advantages of Working with a Team of Realtors vs. a Solo Agent

Are you looking to buy or sell a home? The first thing you should do is figure out who will represent you throughout the process. Some people choose to represent themselves, but if you’re not experienced in the buying and selling process, you will likely want to hire a real estate agent.

You might notice that some real estate agents work alone, while others work as a team. You can get a great buying or selling experience either way, but at the Sutton Team, we’re big believers in the advantages of hiring a team.

Gain the Advantage by Working with a Team

In a competitive real estate market like the one we have right now, it’s important to have the right real estate professionals by your side. You need people who are responsive, quick to act, good at negotiating, and knowledgeable about the Maryland real estate market. Here’s why you should hire a real estate team to buy or sell your house in Maryland.

Each Team Can Member Focus on What They’re Best At

Depending on the day, an agent might be writing up or renewing a contract, negotiating with buyers or sellers, analyzing the local real estate market, attending open houses, meeting with inspectors, marketing a home, showing homes to buyers, fielding offers, doing basic administrative tasks, and much more.

Sometimes, all those duties and responsibilities can be overwhelming, especially when many customer needs hit at once! As a solo agent it can be difficult to continue to provide exceptional service to everyone when there is so much on your plate.

But when you have a real estate team, you can delegate tasks. One person might be excellent at the paperwork, while another person might be incredible at hosting open houses and marketing properties for sale. By dividing up those tasks, a real estate team can be more effective than the sum of its parts!

You’ll Have an Entire Support Team Working on Your Behalf

Selling or buying a house in Maryland is often stressful and complex. In such a large and complicated transaction, the last thing you need is to be confused and left without guidance. But when you work with a team of realtors, there are people to help you with every last detail! You’ll have a wealth of resources at your disposal, including in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market.

A real estate team will have a whole network of people who can help with different aspects of the transaction. When you need help with the legal side of things, you need advice on the best location for your growing family, or you just need some expert assurance that you are making the right decision, your real estate team will be able to provide the support you need. If you need help with packing, moving, staging, cleaning, repairs, or renovations, your real estate agents will know who to get you in contact with.

Get the Best Customer Service

With all the other tasks on a realtor’s plate, it’s possible that a solo agent’s attention could become divided to the point that they aren’t providing you with the level of communication you need. But with certain tasks delegated to the appropriate team members, it’s possible for a real estate team to provide top-notch service and around-the-clock availability. This is especially important when it comes to time-sensitive things, like making an offer in a competitive market.

Even if your primary agent is busy with something else – whether with another client or in their personal life – there will always be someone to take your call, answer your text, or find a solution to your problem. You’ll have round-the clock support, which could make all the difference in your real estate sale or purchase.

It Costs the Same!

Even though you don’t have to pay for your agent’s services upfront, it’s still worth noting that real estate services cost money. Whether you’re buying or selling, real estate agents get paid by taking a small percentage from the price of the property. Working with a team costs the same amount as working with an individual realtor. Even though you’re working with two or more real estate agents, you don’t have to pay two commission fees. You get all the advantages of working with a team without paying a penny more!

Billy and Lacey Sutton deliver exceptional service to their clients!

About the Sutton Team

You can trust the Sutton Team for all your Eastern Shore real estate needs. You’ll work directly with us (Billy and Lacey) and we will personally guide you through the entire process from start to finish. With several years of marriage and four children under our belt, we’ve mastered the art of teamwork. We are a tight-knit duo in our professional and personal lives. We align our strengths to ensure that our clients get the best real estate services possible!

Plus, we are backed by Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate, a great brokerage, meaning that we have even more real estate professionals behind us helping to ensure that every last detail is taken care of.

We are lifelong residents of the Kent County, MD, so we are a great team to have on your side if you’re looking for someone knowledgeable about the local housing market. If you’re looking for acreage or you’re looking to sell your home, we are here to help. We operate throughout Chestertown, Galena, Millington, Worton, Kennedyville, Rock Hall, Church Hill, Centreville, Sudlersville, Warwick, Earleville, Cecilton and the surrounding area.

Selling a House or Farmland in Maryland? Contact Us Today!

As a real estate team, we strongly believe that we are able to serve you better. Instead of just one person wearing several hats at once, we can divide up responsibilities based on what we excel at the most and we’ll always have time for you. The result? Exceptional service! Whether you’re buying or selling, we’re here for you! Get in touch with us today to get started.


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People Said

Billy Sutton was great to work with on the purchase of our poultry farm. He provides a wealth of knowledge and we were completely blown away with how resourceful he was. Anytime an issue came up or we were worried about something, he had an answer. He is direct, kept us updated, and made it an enjoyable purchase.

Eddie P.April 27th, 2020

Billy contacted me one day and said he had found my way into the poultry business. I had never used a realtor before so this was all new to me. He was very helpful with every question I had. He made sure I was stress free every step of the way, always made sure I had everything done that needed to be so that we were always a step ahead, and always informed me of things to be done that I didn't know about. I would highly recommend using Bill Sutton as your realtor.

Dylan P.April 22nd, 2020

A very trustworthy and professional agent. I would definitely recommend him.

Brett D.March 9th, 2020

Billy was a fantastic realtor. Being a first time home buyer I was a little stressed and nervous, however, Billy made it stress free and was always wiling to come whenever I needed to show me a house, or answer a phone call to explain something to me. I would definitely recommend Billy to anyone that is buying a house, first time, or fifth time!

Patrick C.March 6th, 2020

It was great working with Billy, He is very dedicated to his clients and will go out of his way to satisfy your needs. So if your looking for a hard working realtor Billy is your guy!!!!!

David W.November 1st, 2019

If i could give 10 stars I would. Billy was a perfect fit for us. He is a true professional and was very understanding of our concerns. Billy was a great listener. He was with us the entire way. You can call him anytime with question and you will get a very prompt answer. We will definitely use Billy in the future with any real estate needs that might arise. You cannot go wrong with Billy.

Dave K.October 26th, 2019

I've heard horror stories over the years in regards to realtors, I guess those people didn't have the right realtor because Billy Sutton did an amazing job, I was looking at houses 2 1/2 hours apart and one way or another he would always show up full of energy and full of knowledge. It's been two years and we still communicate with one another and I recommend him 100%

Jorge V.October 9th, 2019

Billy was a pleasure to work with. He's knowledgeable, hard working, and sold my home quickly for a great price. I highly recommend!

Andrew M.October 2nd, 2019

Billy is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. If you have a home to sell, give him a call.

Patricia S.October 1st, 2019

Billy is incredibly knowledgeable in real estate and talked me through every step of the home buying process for my first home. I went into the process well informed and confident in my decision to buy, and would recommend Billy to anybody looking to purchase a home.

Nick M.September 29th, 2019

Lacey is an amazing person she listens to what you want in your dream home and takes the time to find the home that is perfect for you and your family. I totally recommend her to anyone.

Tanya C.April 17th, 2020

Lacey was a amazing realtor she worked tirelessly to find us a house that our family would love and she knocked it out of the park. Thank you so much for the hard work you put in.

Larry G.March 6th, 2020

I couldn't of asked for a better person helping us with our home! She's highly professional and made sure we found our dream home. Lacey always made time for us as clients and worked so hard to make everything go as smoothly as possible.

Stephanie D.March 5th, 2020

Lacey is amazing! She is so patient, understanding, honest and fair! She is everything you would want in a realtor but rarely find. The home buying and selling is a whole process that can be overwhelming and almost impossible if you don't have the right person on your side. She is so caring and pays attention to details you couldn't ask for anyone better to be there with you as you make such an important decision.

Cassi P.September 25th, 2019

I have known Lacey for over 15 years. She is one of the most detail oriented and hardworking people I know. I have watched her help people and over again!! I would recommend her to anyone!

Amanda B.September 25th, 2019

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Whether you’re selling or buying a home for the first time or the tenth time, we’re here to help the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible. Just let us know your real estate goals and we’ll make them happen.

We’d be happy to discuss your home for sale and answer any questions you may have about buying or selling homes in Maryland. Drop us a line or fill out the contact form today – we look forward to getting to know you!