3 Qualities to Look for in Your Perfect Agent0
A common question asked by those who have never dealt in the Real Estate market is, ‘How do I choose the right agent to sell my home?’ Troy Merker has the answers!
Real estate is a local game. Not only should your agent know all the price trends and recent sales in the market, they should have local knowledge about schools and their catchment areas, shops and public transport. They should know the development history of the area and to what extent local infrastructure such as train lines, affects neighbouring home prices.
Honest & Personable
First impressions always count! Keep in mind that you are going to have a working relationship for a while. Ask friends, family or neighbours for their recommendations. Balancing honesty with good credentials and sales skills, as well as being a good listener is required. Ask your agent for an honest opinion on the presentation of your home. Is there anything they could perhaps suggest that may make the property more appealing?
Motivated & Transparent
Your agent should offer you a very competitive marketing package that is value for money, with marketing strategies to promote your home on several platforms. Done properly, this will save you a lot of time and money. Their objective should be to get you the best possible price in the shortest timeframe. Ask if there are any additional fees not already mentioned. You want to get the best sale price at the end of the day, without spending a fortune!
My advice: Interview at least three agents and choose one who shows professional and personal skills and a depth of local market knowledge. Ensure your prospective agent is licensed and ask for a list of their referral clients to get their personal experience in dealing with them, just to be sure. Happy selling!
I am a local Real Estate Agent who has been working in the real estate market for almost ten years. If you are looking for a professional, no-nonsense approach to the sale of your home, please feel free to give me a call on 0406 532 821.