Choosing the right agent

Choosing the right agent

10 Critical Points to Consider

  1. CHOOSE an agent with an evidence based history of success
  2. ASSESS the agents/salespersons level of skill and integrity – REMEMBER- this is your most valuable asset you are placing in their hands
  3. REQUEST details of legitimate testimonials
  4. CHECK prices quoted for services rendered; that there are no ‘add on’ fees
  5. VERIFY the appraisal price quoted is founded on ‘proof of sales’ and EVIDENCE-BASED data in the past 6 – 12 months only!
  6. BEWARE of agents who…
    Overprice your property
    Promise everything and deliver nothing
    …SIMPLY to secure your listing!

A less than credible agent is determined to secure your business at any price. If the agent OVER-PRICES your property you will spend many months and in some cases ‘years’ on the market for sale; whilst the agent lowers your expectation from the figure they told you in the first place!

  1. ESTABLISH the chain of responsibility – who conducts the open homes/inspections and more importantly, who carries out the critical follow-up with potential purchases.
  2. What HOURS/DAYS do the agent/salesperson work – what is their commitment to you?
  3. Ensure you feel comfortable and can establish a rapport with your agent/salesperson. If you feel uncomfortable DO NOT employ that person. You need to develop a healthy working relationship with your representative.
  4. INTERVIEW more than one agent/salesperson, I suggest at least two or three – before you make your decision.
  5. Ask yourself in the final analysis – do I TRUST this person to honestly represent my best interests in a professional and ethical manner? Is this person known as a credible AGENT in your community?
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