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Tip – Find and retain the best real estate agents

Tips from an Expert Property Stylist on how to Find the Best Real Estate Agent – for you!

Meet with some agents and invite them to do an appraisal on your property for free.

Keep in mind the Agent suggesting the highest achievable price for your property is not necessarily the

best one.

Armed with your own Property Valuation or Research, the heat and pressure is taken out of an Appraisal because you already have a clear understanding of what your property is worth.

You can focus on what’s likely to matter more such as:

» How well they communicate with you and keep you informed

» The value of their property marketing package

» Their understanding of and presence in the local market

You can and should ask for the details of the last three people they sold a home for and maybe a couple of

people whose properties they are currently marketing.

Grab a cuppa and make some calls. Ask about their experience and outcome and it will help you make a great decision.

Tom Panos says, there are no blind dates in Real Estate and that’s never been more true. There is a lot of publicly available data on which agency is selling what, who is getting top dollar and suburb records and more review and comparison websites than you can poke a stick at.

You may even want to rethink whether you need a traditional estate agent at all. There are a lot of great alternatives entering the market place that are disrupting the traditional real estate industry model of high commissions. Some of them like Hello Real Estate and Purple Bricks offer flat fixed fees instead.

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