How to choose your estate agent?

Choosing an estate agent is extremely crucial for you; that’s why you should always make sure that you select the right estate agent. Ensure that you talk to many real estate agents and ask about their services, their fees, reputation in the market and more. Not just this, even your friends and colleagues can help you by giving you recommendations about a few estate agents as well, consider them too.

1.      Get some advice

You can always start by getting a recommendation from friends and family. Don’t be afraid to talk to them and ask if they have recently availed real estate service from any of the companies.

2.      Always check their credentials

If you are getting a recommendation for any of the agents, then that means that these agents already have a good reputation in the market, but if you are going on your own and have found a few on classifieds, then it makes sense to investigate about their credentials. You need to know their credentials and how genuine they are. Talk to the real estate agents to share their credentials with you; this will help you have a sound decision.

3.      Do some research on your own

Once you shortlist a few real estate agents, it is time to go undercover. Tell them that you are interested in one of the properties that they have listed and you would like to take a look. Now, make a note on their behavior. Are they too eager to sell the property? Or do they have a laid-back attitude? Do they answer all your concerns, or do they avoid your questions? Also, are they willing to give you time to decide, or they want to choose right away? These things will tell you who has a genuine intention in their heart.

4.      Ask them the right questions

Indeed, you will have a lot of questions, so feel free to ask the agent. Ask about their price, how old they are, how will they advertise your property, and will they be there for you in case you need their help.

Posted on September 12, 2019

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