Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

When it comes to selling your property, choosing the right real estate agent is essential. With many options available, it is essential to find an agent who is not only knowledgeable but also has the skills and expertise to achieve your property sold. In this blog, we outline six crucial questions to ask yourself when selecting an agent to ensure you make the best decision for your property.

What was your first impression?

Your first impression of an agent is often the most telling and will probably be at an open inspection you are attending. It’s likely that your buyer’s first impression will be similar. Take note of how they made you feel when you first met this agent. Did they seem professional, friendly, and approachable? This initial impression will set the tone for your entire experience with the agent.

How was the Company representation, agent and team presented at the open home?

When you attend an open home with an agent, take note of how they present themselves and their team. Are they well-organised, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the property? Are they working together as a cohesive unit? This is how your property will be represented, so make sure you’re impressed with the presentation style.

How was the property presented?

Be aware of the property presentation that they are showing. Was it well-staged, clean, and inviting? Did they highlight its best features and amenities? You require an agent who will invest in your property campaign for an outstanding outcome. Take note of what stood out to you both positive and negative.

How did the agent communicate with you?

Communication is crucial when working with a real estate agent. Pay attention to how well they respond to phone calls and emails. Are their responses timely, clear, and informative? Do they keep you updated on showings and feedback from potential buyers? Did they provide you information and resources and instruct you the key elements to understand the information and collateral provided. 

Efficiency matters

How efficient is the agent’s and the agency? Was their initial response to your inquiry prompt, professional, and informative? Did they provide all the information you needed in a concise and timely manner? You want an agent who can ensure you and your property is a priority and being worked everyday of your campaign to maximise the potential and the period on market . Be open to your agents recommendations and market feedback .

Passion, energy, and professionalism 

Finally, pay attention to whether you feel the agent’s passion, energy, and professionalism from your first contact or conversation at the property you viewed. Do they seem genuinely enthusiastic about selling your property? Are they knowledgeable about the local market and able to answer your questions confidently?

When asking yourself these six questions, you will sense whether this agent is right for you. Remember, choosing the right agent, will make all the difference having your property campaign run efficiently and with a successful outcome. Take your time, do your research, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.