How To a Choose The Right Buyers Agent To Sell Your Property
Choosing a lemon for a real estate agent to sell your home can cost you thousands of dollars profit, or even the sale of your house.
While SiteFinder can help you find the right property to suit your real estate investment needs, our team of property experts also have a great deal of experience in dealing with real estate agents.
We know first hand that finding a good fit with a listing agent is so important in Australia’s housing market. With an experienced, qualified and motivated real estate agent on your team, you’re more likely to sell your home for a bigger profit within a shorter timeframe.
To help find the right agent, the SiteFinder team has outlined some simple things you should look for when choosing a real estate agent to sell your home.
1. Make Sure They Can Show You The Numbers
Having a good rapport your real estate agent is imperative, however, a great property agent will also have the data to back up their claim that they are the best person to sell your home.
So ask for the property data that supports their sales records.
2. They Don’t Go For The Fire Sale
Unless you need to sell in a hurry, avoid the real estate agent who sees it as a mad dash to get that sale contract signed. You don’t want an overnight sale for your property, you want a great price and a profit.
Real estate agents after the cutthroat commission should be avoided at all costs.
3. They’re Focused On Selling
Too many property agents delegate the more mundane tasks of attending open for inspections and making follow up telephone calls to their office juniors.
Confirm that chosen real estate agent will be personally attending all open for inspections and will be dealing with all potential sales leads.
Also, make sure they won’t be going on leave, so you can be sure the agent will remain in control and focused on getting a sale of your property.
4. A Good Communicator
You need to get along with your agent during the sales process. So a personable real estate agent who is comfortable communicating with all parties involved in the sale is a must.
It’s also important to be able to easily get in contact with your agent and to know they will return your emails or phone calls in a timely fashion.
5. A Knowledgeable Salesperson
Professional real estate agents will have a strong knowledge of the local market.
As well as knowing past house prices, they should be able to inform you of the prices they are currently seeing in the housing market, and what kind of price to expect from your property.
This property market information includes what type of buyer you should expect to attract and any repairs or minor renovations you could undertake to greatly improve your sale price.
Before signing an agreement to sell your home with a property agent, it’s important to do your research.
Find a property agent you have a rapport with, one who is professional and knowledgeable about the local property market and can provide you with true guidance in marketing your property.
An experienced and locally informed real estate agent can help you achieve an optimum sale price for your house or apartment based on legitimate property market research and motivated sales tactics.