How To Choose The Right Real Estate Agent For You

How To Choose The Right Real Estate Agent For You

By Administration Team | 19-12-18

How do you choose the right real estate agent to sell your property? The simple answer: Do your research.
Choosing the right real estate agent can be the difference between meeting your goal or just falling short; selling within your time-frame and not selling at all; understanding your property goals, or only looking out for themselves. 

If you haven’t worked with a real estate agent before it can be difficult to know which agent would be the best fit for you and your property. 

So that you can effectively do your research before deciding on a real estate agent we have compiled a list of ‘top-tips’ for choosing a real estate agent to help you sell your property. 

1. Take note of the agents selling properties in your area

Has someone recently sold a property on your street? Around the corner form you or in your neighborhood? Did they achieve a desirable price? The agent(s) who sold those properties might be a good place to start your research. As they have sold in your area you know they have experience in selling properties similar to yours within a price bracket you are looking to achieve. 

2. Look at agent reviews

Reading other people’s reviews and opinions on their selling and buying experience with an agent can be a great indicator as to whether an agent would be a good fit for you. Does the agent service the area your property is located? Are past sellers and buyers reflecting on their experience with the agent positively? When was their last review? 
These insights will give you a sound idea about the different agents to help you narrow down your list of potential agents. 
You can find this information on sites such as:
• Rate My Agent:
• Google Reviews 

3. Find out if they specialise in your property type within your price bracket

You wouldn’t necessarily ask someone who specialises in selling used-cars to sell luxury cars because their selling methods and negotiation tactics may not be as effective with the luxury buyer - same goes with real estate. 
Some real estate agents specialise in different property types, property products and different price brackets, so when meeting potential real estate agents make sure you ask them what types of properties and price brackets they work with most frequently or achieve the greatest results for. 

4. Go to local open homes and auctions

Seeing a real estate agent in action can really help you decide what agent would be the best fit for you. Seeing how they work and interact with potential buyers and relay information about properties can give you an excellent insight into how they would work when selling your property.  

5. Ask the right questions

When meeting with different real estate agents and agencies, have a list of questions ready to ask, such as:
• How long have you worked in this area?
• What is your experience as a real estate agent? 
• Do you have particular property types you specialise in? 
• What marketing methods do you think would be the best to promote our property?
• How many property sales have you been involved in this year?
• How many properties do you currently have listed?
After meeting with them and hearing the answers to your questions you will have a much clearer insight into the agent and whether you want to work with them to sell your property. 

All our agents at Peake Real Estate are top real estate agents in the local Casey Cardinia area who have specialised knowledge in the property market and local community. Our team works with all property types and price points to achieve the greatest results for both our sellers and buyers. We can also recommend a specific agent to you if we feel that you will be the perfect fit for one another. With great local relationships and feedback from clients, you can be assured that Peake Real Estate will work effectively to achieve your goals. 

Head to our Team page to learn more about our fantastic team and find the perfect real estate agent for you.

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