How to find a real estate agent
1. Compare and contrast
Researching a couple of real estate agents is good – researching half a dozen is better. Don’t feel the need to rush into listing with someone just because they’re dropping flyers into your mailbox or cold calling you.
Check out potential agents by visiting their open for inspections to observe their behaviour, selling method and their advertising platforms. Find out about their commission structure - signing up an agent with a low commission is not always the best policy, so you need to weigh up what you’re getting for your money with multiple agents.
2. Go local
Using an agent with local expertise is always recommended. Ideally they’ll have their finger on the pulse of the market and be able to give you stats about homes they’ve sold recently in the surrounding area, as well as general market trends. You want an agent that communicates well and who has an open and honest manner.
3. Use technology
Technology makes selling your home and sourcing a good real estate agent much easier. New property apps like Bricks+Agent can help you find quality real estate agents easily in your area, without receiving annoying cold calls and junk mail. Keeping your search to one platform saves you time and energy, and you get to peruse bids when you’re ready, at your own pace.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re selling and you’ll be in a much better position for getting the price for your home you deserve!