Check out your local market
You probably already know of a few agents around your town or region. Whether it’s through signage, advertising or word-of-mouth, some names will certainly be familiar. But there may also be plenty of agents who aren’t yet on your radar, and it’s important to include them in your search for the right salesperson to sell your property.
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Create a shortlist
A great way to create a shortlist of potential agents with the right sales background is to research each company’s website - here you’ll find their individual profiles, recent sales and testimonials from previous clients.
Meeting with potential agents
Once you have your shortlist, it’s a good idea to meet and interview potential agents in person. This will give you an opportunity to discuss your property and get a better handle on their suitability.
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Comparing agents and contracts
While commission rates shouldn’t be a make-or-break for each agent, it’s an important part of the decision-making process. Just be wary as it’s rarely about comparing real estate agent fees against each other, as the lowest sales commission rate may not always offer you the best option.
Request referrals and testimonials
Don’t hesitate to ask potential agents for references or past client testimonials - specifically related to your kind of property if possible.
Making the final decision
While you must make sure to dot all your ‘i’s’ and cross all your ‘t’s’ with the formalities of the process, it’s also important to trust your instincts. You need to choose a salesperson that you feel comfortable with, and who you feel has understood what you’re looking to achieve from the sale of your property.
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We hope this guide helps you find the right real estate agent for your property!
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