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What makes a good real estate agent?

Jun 16, 2019

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While every agent has their own way of doing things, good real estate agents will always have some common traits. Real estate agents tend to attract negative headlines, but often the hardworking, honest, and caring agents who strive to do the right thing by not only their clients, but communities as well, are overlooked. Many real estate agents are working to rewrite the ethics index and overturn the negativity that the industry seems to attract.

If you are wondering what makes a good real estate agent, this video will outline three easy ways to help you to avoid choosing the wrong agent.



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Below are 7 qualities to be on the lookout for when looking for the ideal agent to sell your home:

1. A real estate agent that communicates well

If the agent is not a great communicator, the stress levels of sellers and buyers can increase. The agent should be able to keep you updated at all times to ensure that you are not wasting time or opportunities. A good agent should be able to ascertain what your preferred method of communication is so that you don’t feel ignored, or pressured by too much communication.

2. A proactive agent

A good agent should be proactive in calling potential buyers and communicating with existing sellers.

3. Be a good listener

As a client, you should be the one that does most of the talking. Your agent should be listening to ensure that they understand your needs and requirements, and help to minimise any fear you make have about selling.

4. Client-motivated to get a good result

A good agent will always have their clients’ needs as their top priority. With real estate transactions being stressful, it is important that the agent make sure that their client is feeling supported. A good real estate will recognise that no two sales are the same and will be able to adapt their approach to the specific needs of their client. A good agent should be able to showcase their outstanding negotiation skills, ensuring you receive the best price for your property.

5. Local real estate area knowledge

Agents sell more than a home – they sell the lifestyle that comes with it. To do this effectively requires a deep understanding of the local area. Ask your prospective agent some questions about the area, such as train and bus routes, schools, etc to ascertain if they are a local real estate agent.

6. Selling time frame and motivation

A good agent should know their client’s time frame, why their clients are selling, and what their future plans are. The agent should know if there is any sentiment attached to the property being sold, as those needs will be different to someone selling an investment property. A good agent will know the difference in these transactions and adapt accordingly. A good agent will assist you to price your home to sell in your desired time frame.

7. Can provide agent client reviews

The easiest way to find a good agent is to look at their past clients for a reference. Ask your prospective agent for testimonials or statements from their last 20 clients, not their selected clients, but their last 20 clients.

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I hope that has helped you today, but if you have any questions whatsoever about choosing a real estate agent, I’d love to talk to you. My number is 0426 264 771 and I look forward to talking to you soon.

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