What to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

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Choosing the right Real Estate Agent to sell your property should never be an impulsive decision, you want to really do your research. Selling your property is often the biggest transaction you’ll ever make, so you want to make sure that you have the best Agent to help you out at every stage in the process.

Here are a few things you should consider when selecting a Real Estate Agent to sell your home:

Choose Local

It’s essential for your agent to know your local area and your local real estate market. Knowing the area means they’re familiar with aspects such as the local schools, public transport, and shops. This helps them to build a picture of the location selling points of your home. Knowing the local real estate market takes that a step further. This knowledge is based on having a strong grasp of the value of local properties, the demographics of those looking to purchase and how long properties tend to take to sell.

Check them out in action

Once you’ve shortlisted some of the local agents, it’s a great idea to head down to their Open for Inspections. This shows you how professional, knowledgeable and welcoming they are in action. You want to establish how they interact with the potential buyers that are present, ensuring they are helpful and communicate effectively. You’ll also get a sense of how comfortable you feel with the agent which is important when you’re working closely together.

Success Rates

Of course, you want a Real Estate Agent with a great local knowledge and whois great in action, but you also want to know that they can close the sale. Take a look at similar properties or properties in your area that their managing and see what the success rate is like. Usually, you can view on their website, in brochures or in their listings on major real estate websites whether their properties are selling and you can watch to see how long properties stay on the market. You can even see if there are properties that just don’t sell at all.

 

So, when making the big decision to sell your property, do yourself a favour and thoroughly research your Real Estate Agent options before you make a decision. At Twin Waters Estate Agents, we know the local area and market, we stand by our success stories and we always welcome you to our open inspections to watch us do what we do best. Contact us today to get started on selling your home.

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