HOW TO COMPARE REAL ESTATE AGENTS
The smartest way to start the real estate process is by comparing real estate agents objectively first, then getting appraisals. This is something we can help you with.
Real Estate Agents' work can be complex for many reasons and the standard of real estate practice provided by both them and their company, should be high for all sellers, regardless of your property type or price range.
Real estate companies that have quality systems and policies in place, that comply with their legal obligations, industry codes of conduct that protects buyers and sellers is essential. Some will do the better than others as evidenced by the numbers of complaints made to the industry authority.
You can find out more here about agency and agent compliance, responsibilities of an agent and what the industry expectations of agents are. (It also includes information about commission and fees.)
Getting due diligence done for you
We have been NZ's only real estate agent vetting service since 2009. We vet and compare real estate agents and companies using five categories and over 20 indicators so you can have confidence in any one of our shortlisted agents.
Because it's our expertise, it doesn't have to be an arduous process for you. We do all the initial legwork and research for you and quickly if you're under pressure. If you want help now, start a Live Chat or send an email. We always aim to respond immediately.
Once agents have met our criteria, you then compare and decide
We provide you with a vetted short list of the most competent real estate agents to interview and compare. You should use a systematic approach to interview them, so you can compare apples with apples, with your head and not your heart.
We can provide you with our comprehensive Interview Questionnaire to help make interviewing and deciding easy. Feedback received from past clients about this definitely proves our questionnaire has been an empowering resource.
Before you sign and agency agreement with an agent
Most often, there are multiple tasks to be juggled at any one time when selling and you need to have confidence, before you sign an agency agreement, that your agent is trained up-to-the-minute on everything to do with real estate agency work. This is what makes both the company and the agent important.
Agents must have a level of competence to coordinate multiple tasks, many legal, often at short notice with tight deadlines.
How much do you really know about your agent's competence, negotation skills or how they will manage your sale if unexpected complications arose?
You can be assured, that you will know a lot about your real estate agent's competence if vetted by Agent Finder.
The most testing phase of an agency agreement
When you get an offer to purchase your property, it is this phase of the process that tests an agent's competence but you won't know that until you get there unfortunately. That's what your pre-market preparation can help avoid also.
So you have to ask yourself the question about whether your agent is someone who can confidently and tactfully liaise with buyers, valuers, lawyers, banks, insurance companies, tenants or neighbours.
Your biggest asset is on the line so let us help you achieve the best sale price and experience by connecting you to the most competent agents in your area.
The average number of days on the market for our clients is just 23.. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose plus it's a genuine free service.