1. Look & You Shall Find
Research is always your first step. Make sure you educate yourself on the roles of a good agent, and the different ways they can help you. Start looking at a few agents to see how they work – these days you can search the internet, ask friends or family who have sold properties before, and even drop in to your local agencies to research potential agents. There are many different real estate agencies to choose from but here at Chidiac Realty, we believe that your best off choosing agents in your local area. Why? Because the agent you choose is going to end up representing you and your property, so ’s important that the agent knows the area you’re selling in, knows what other properties for sale in the area, and what properties have recently sold.
2. See For Yourself
3. Check The Results
Look at properties the agent has recently sold and compare results on sale prices, time on market etc. Taking note of which agents have sold properties will give you a better indication of which agents are doing well within your local area.
Visit popular listing sites to see what has sold in your area in the last six months and who’s what agents have been managing the properties.
It is also important to note that you should not just be choosing an agent based only on their commission rate. Take into consideration the agent’s experience, knowledge of the local area and the quality of their proposals. Take the time to understand the different options available to you – An agent who charges a commission to sell your property, and an agent that charges a fixed success fee, will both have different approaches to selling your property.
4. Ask Questions
Make sure that you are comfortable with the selling process before you go ahead – if you are unsure, or don’t know, ask !
Likewise, once you have chosen your agent, do not hesitate to ask for feedback. Your agent should keep you updated throughout your sales process.