HOW TO COMPARE REAL ESTATE AGENTS
The proven way to compare real estate agents objectively is by having them vetted by us and after receiving their property appraisals, asking them the specific questions we can arm you with.
The questions you need to ask will be dependent on the type of property you are selling - for example, an apartment, home or lifestyle block. If in Auckland, it may be zoned for development under the Unitary Plan and you will want to know how the real estate agent plans to market it.
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IMPORTANT TO COMPARE REAL ESTATE COMPANIES
Real estate agent work can be complex for many reasons and the standard of real estate practice provided by both agents and their company should be high for all sellers, regardless of your property type or price range.
It is essential real estate companies have quality systems and policies in place and comply with their legal obligations and industry codes of conduct that protect buyers and sellers. Some will do this better than others as evidenced by the numbers of complaints made to the Real Estate Authority.
Find out more about agency and agent compliance, responsibilities of an agent and what the industry expectations of agents are.
WE DO AGENT DUE DILIGENCE FOR YOU
We vet and compare real estate agents and companies using four categories and over 20 indicators so you can have confidence in any one of our shortlisted agents.
By using our expertise, finding an agent doesn't have to be an arduous process for you. We do all the initial legwork and research on your behalf, quickly if you're under pressure.
Having over a decade specialising in this work gives us a national overview of real estate company cultures and standards of practice and conduct - insight that has been very telling!
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WE FIND AGENTS WHO MEET OUR CRITERIA FOR YOU TO COMPARE
We provide you with a vetted shortlist of the most competent real estate agents to interview and compare. You should use a systematic approach to interviewing 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 has proven beyond doubt that our questionnaire is an empowering resource.
GREATER CONFIDENCE IN VETTED REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Usually when selling there are multiple tasks to juggle and you need to have confidence before you sign an agency agreement that your agent is trained and up to date on everything to do with real estate agency work. This is what makes your choice of both the company and the agent important.
All property agents must have the level of competence to coordinate multiple tasks, many of them legal, often at short notice and with tight deadlines.
How much do you really know about a real estate agent's competence, negotiation skills or how they will manage your sale if unexpected complications arise?
If the agent is vetted by Agent Finder NZ, you can rest assured of their competence.
Find out what we do or call 0800 789 532 for advice - it's a genuine free service.
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE SKILLS REQUIRED OF AGENTS
When a real estate agent presents you with a buyer's signed sale and purchase agreement and you accept, it's the next phase of the process that tests the agent's competence - but unfortunately you won't know how good they are until then.
You have to ask yourself if your real estate agent is someone who can confidently and tactfully liaise with home buyers, investors with yield-related formulas, valuers, lawyers, councils, banks, insurance companies, builders, building inspectors, tenants and neighbours.
Real estate agent administrative responsibilities are now bigger than ever and attention to detail on methods of sale, conditions and settlement dates, amounts, amendments, clauses and deposits are all important. While the purchaser may have a lawyer, they will also be asking your real estate agent questions at property viewings and any answers need to be correct. If not, it can all fall over very quickly - just when you think you have a sale.
Given your biggest asset is on the line, 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 17. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose, plus it's a genuine free service.
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Article updated July 14,2021 | Trish Willis