Not all estate agents are created equal. So just how do you tell which ones you can trust and will do a world-class job? In answering that question you will need to look both at the estate agency and the individual agent. For most people, selling a property means selling one of your biggest assets.… Read More How To Choose an Agent You Can Trust
As a seller, it’s only natural that you would want to save where you can on your selling costs. One of those significant costs is the estate agents commission. If two estate agencies were offering the exact same marketing, service, and results, and one was considerably cheaper than the other one, then it would make… Read More “Low-Commission” Estate Agents – What You Need to Know
Low-cost estate agencies seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, following a trend seen elsewhere in the world. Are they a threat to the conventional real estate agency? Or are they just a passing fad? One of the international business realities is that we will willing pay more for a superior service or… Read More Do Low-Cost Operators Threaten Estate Agents?
Often a property seller asks an agent roughly how long it will take to sell their property. The answer may have a bearing on when they decide to list their home, and the timing of their move. The two issues that cannot be controlled by an agent are how much a property will sell for,… Read More How Long Will It Take to Sell My Property
From time to time we meet property sellers who decide to sell their property themselves. In our experience there are usually two reasons why a seller may decide to do so: they’ve had a bad experience with an agent, or they wish to save the cost of the agents fee if they can. Both reasons… Read More Selling Privately
There are many decisions to make when you list your property for sale. One of the most critical is how you list for sale – Sole Mandate, Joint Mandate, or Open Mandate. Let’s discuss the pros and cons. A sole mandate is when you list exclusively with one real estate company who should undertake, in… Read More Joint and Open Mandates – Shooting Yourself in the Foot
We often hear complaints from buyers who get frustrated at the poor service they have to endure. In a market where good listings sell quickly it’s often the level of service you receive from an estate agent that will determine whether or not you have a fair opportunity to purchase the property you want. One… Read More Buyers – You’re Not a Commodity