HOT TIP – Selling Your Property / How To Find The Right Agent

When it comes to selling your home, finding and choosing the right real estate agent is a really big decision but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Here are our top 4 tips on how to choose the right agent for you.

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

One of the best ways to see how your prospective agent preforms, is to go out and see them in action. Make time to go see how your agent prepares other open homes in your area – this can also be a good time to say hey!At these inspections you can take note of the way the agent interacts with potential buyers, their knowledge of the property and the way they present themselves. Is their style and approach to selling the property one you are comfortable with? Is their communication style one that you’re comfortable with?

 

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.