If you are planning to buy or sell your home, chances are you will need the help of a Manurewa real estate agent. This article is a brief guide on what you should do when looking for an ideal real estate agent in Auckland. When looking for the best real estate agent Auckland, you’ll have to ask some questions, so let us begin by looking at the important issues.
Asking your friends, relatives or colleagues who have sold or bought a house through a real estate agent is a great place to start. People who have had a positive experience with an agent will be willing to describe their experience as well as why they think the agent was exceptional.
Attending open houses is an excellent, non-threatening way to meet real estate agents. Ensure you pay attention to the agent’s appearance, manners, professionalism as well as the quality of the promotional material in the open house. Does the person seem knowledgeable about the property and the local market in general? Does the agent pay attention to visitors? If you come across a potential agent, be sure to take a business card.
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It’s important to interview potential agents before making the final decision. During the interview, ask the agent to give you referrals to their recent clients and contact them. Among the things to inquire are the asking and selling prices of their homes and how long the property was on the market.
Also, take the time to look up the candidate in the estate board of licensing to ascertain that they are licensed or if any complaints have been filed against them.
How long has the agent been in business? It is important that you only consider an agent who thoroughly knows the Auckland housing market. It takes time to gain market knowledge and build expertise. It is advisable to go for a candidate who has at least 5 years of experience.
The Next Steps
When checking the qualifications of potential candidates, also look at their sites and current listings. Your real estate agent should be web and tech savvy, utilizing all the latest media to find the best deal for you. The agent should ideally be able to communicate regularly and reliably using the means you prefer- email, text, phone call or even fax. Also, your potential agent should be busy, but not too busy to represent you effectively. If you feel that the agent is not fully committed to giving your purchase or sale full and enthusiastic services, or they are willing to hand you over to an assistant, you may want to consider moving on.
Your real estate agent should also be realistic about marketing, pricing and even representing you as the buyer or seller. ‘’If it sounds too, good it probably is’’ should apply to real estate agents services as well. Trust your gut, and when you combine intuition with the information you have gathered from the observations and interviews, you’ll certainly be able to make a well-informed decision.