REAL ESTATE AGENT VETTING A RELIEF FOR SELLERS
Free vetting of real estate agents for time-deprived sellers is not only a major time-saver but has to proven make a substantial difference to property sale prices, sale time frames and experiences. For many it has been life-changing in the most positive way.
When time is short, and to-do lists are expanding, stress levels can be high. This can cause people to let due diligence slip when sifting through real estate companies and agents.
In New Zealand it is relatively easy to become a real estate agent so this adds another layer of checks not included in the licensing process.
Find out more about what real estate vetting entails and why it's a genuine free service.
DUE DILIGENCE JUST GOT A LOT EASIER, FASTER
More time-deprived professionals are turning to Agent Finder NZ for three main reasons:
- The sheer volume of real estate agents operating
- Low levels of confidence in the real estate industry
- They want to do due diligence but lack time
- They can depend on our ten years of providing this service (which was awarded in 2018 by APAC).
The thought of wading through the multitudes of real estate agents and companies is a daunting thought - who will you trust to sell your biggest asset?
SPECIALIST REAL ESTATE VETTING A SAFER OPTION
Vetting real estate agents using our stringent criteria has well proven to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong agent when selling a property.
Additionally, real estate vetting keeps the agents more honest at every stage of the process. They're aware they're being watched by another independent body and that's good for you.
If you rate selling your property one of the biggest legal and financial transactions in your life, consider outsourcing the vetting of agents - it's free, quick, transparent and only takes a call or an email, it's that easy.
Get in touch or call 0800 789 532 to find out more.
WHERE IS THE RISK?
Property sellers are most at risk of making poor decisions by reverting to old cliche habits like 'he's got lots of listings so he must be okay'.
The volume of listings only tell you numbers, which don't tell you if those real estate agents that get the most listings use methods of sale that will get the best sale prices.
Methods of sale a vital decision and impacts on sale prices.
Property sellers should know a lot more about a real estate agent before they list a property for sale. Independently vetted agents tailored to property types, price ranges and locations is the only real 'safe' way to start the process.
An additional benefit of using Agent Finder NZ is that you have a sense empowerment to get you through the process. Too often it's the other way around, with the agent being in charge.
MARKET APPRAISALS BASED ON FACT NOT HOPE
The most common initial thoughts about selling properties include 'how much can I get for my house?' Then you'll likely think, 'let's get an agent in to give us a market appraisal - they're free right?'
Getting a free real estate appraisal can be anything but free if you get it from the wrong agent, in fact it can cost tens of thousands in your sale price.
Although real estate agents are obliged to provide accurate market appraisals, there can be over-valuing or using other tactics to get you to list with them. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Find out what you should expect in a property appraisal.
INFORMATION GATE-KEEPING CAN HINDER YOUR SALE PRICE
Real estate agents are primarily the information gate keepers, and what they share with you sometimes includes only what they're legally obliged to share with you. Some provide more and others provide less.
Real estate involves multiple legal documents requiring a high level of knowledge, competency and conduct to ensure you are protected, but vendors often don't know what information they need to be aware of.
This makes them even more reliant on their agent's advice or information.
Request a shortlist of vetted real estate agents or fill in the enquiry form below - we're here to help.
Updated August 4, 2021 by Trish Willis