How to find the best real estate agent for you

While everyone approaches the sale of a home differently, there are some key things you should look for when choosing an agent to list your property with.

Here are our six top tips on choosing a real estate agent.

1. Do your research
You should look for an agent with a history of strong results in your suburb. Metrics like average days on market or auction clearance rates are incredibly important when selecting your agent. They give a clear insight into what it’s like to work with that agent, and what to expect from that outcome. Look at things like how many listings they have, their previous sales, and how they market both properties and their agency. Listen to recommendations from family and friends.

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2. Go for local knowledge
When you meet with agents, find out how long they’ve worked in the area and test them on their local knowledge. Question their local knowledge and ask about recent sales, you need to make sure that they are the right agent for you and your property. This shows they’re invested in the local area and have a good understanding of the marketplace. It will also help them bring extra energy to the sale of your home. They should know what the local schools are, what is the zoning, what are the local bus routes, what’s the local coffee like…

3. Take them for a test drive
Your agent is presenting your home to the public, so it’s important to see how they engage with buyers. Go to open for inspections that your shortlisted agents are running to see how they present properties and how they interact with buyers.

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