Selling Tips

Real Estate Agents: The difference between good and bad

By February 3, 2017 No Comments

You want to list your property but you don’t know what to look for in a real estate agent? We get it, it’s tough and the decision can be a stressful one. Your agent could be the difference between thousands (even tens of thousands) of dollars in your pocket. To help you choose the right agent, we have listed three important aspects on how to know whether you have chosen a good or bad agent:

1. If the worth of your property sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Bad agents will give you an outstanding appraisal on your property. This is often to obtain your listing and then, over time, they work you down to a more realistic price. The longer your property is on the market, the more the value of your property decreases, as buyers begin to wonder why the property hasn’t sold.

A good agent will give you a realistic and accurate market price on your property the first time. The property is on the market for a short period of time and the best price often comes within weeks of listing.

2. Get a motivated agent.

A bad agent gets your listing and then fails to follow up on every avenue to ensure you are getting the maximum number of potential buyers through the property.

A good agent takes action and does not rest until your property is sold. Motivation is a key factor when selling and you need to know that you can trust your agent is working around the clock to get you offers on your property.

3. Service to a client doesn’t end when the property sells.

A bad agent sells the property and moves onto to bigger fish.

A good agent will always take care of you, keep in touch, and answer questions well after they have sold your property. This level of service is often underestimated by agents and is often the most crucial.

If you can say that you are receiving these three basic services, then you have a great agent. However, if your agent is not providing you with the service you deserve, then please get in touch with us and we will help you out.