Before you take the important step of finding a real estate agent to sell your Canberra home, there are some things you should consider to make certain that the agent you choose is right for you. Keep reading and we'll find out how you can choose a Canberran Real Estate Agent.
In order to sell home in a specific state, such as the ACT, a person must be licensed by that state to sell real estate. Licensed professionals, who must pass required state exams, are then able to sell a home to you as either a real estate agent, salesperson, and in some cases a buyers agent. Licensed agents are held to the highest code of ethics standards in the industry, often much higher than what the state requires. This assures you the seller of a home that the person who is representing you far exceeds the standards required.
If you find an agent you are interested in using check to see if their license is in good standing with the state. In addition, will the agent represent the buyer, the seller, or both? Is the agent committed to their position full time or is this a part time job for them? Are they able to use a multiple listing service, such as allhomes.com.au and zango.com.au (the new website on the block)? Is the agent able to spend the necessary time to help you sell your home? Or do they have too many on their books, leading to poor service and juniors running your open homes? Have they got a good track record, getting the prices they promised?
These questions are essential to helping you determine if a particular agent is right for you. Knowing the Canberra market is one thing, being able to deliver is another. Get references from satisfied customers of this real estate agent to learn if this person can deliver as promised.