Quick Guide to Choosing an Agent
Here are some things to think about to help you choose the right agent
There are lots of things to consider when selecting your agent:
- Can they display their local knowledge of your area?
- Do they have the right attitude?
- Do they listen to your concerns and answer your questions?
- Can they detail exactly how they will approach selling your property?
- Will they clearly outline the activities and marketing they will undertake and offer a guarantee of service?
- Will they be honest and act in your best interests?
- Do they have any comparable previous sales they can show?
- Did they offer proof of a database of buyers ready to market your property to?
Discuss your requirements with an LJ Hooker agent in your area, who can provide you with the benefit of their local knowledge and experience, while offering honest advice and a proven plan to sell your property for the best price possible.
In all cities in New Zealand, all real estate agents have to be licensed in accordance with local legislation. The legislation also regulates such matters as trust accounting, continual education of licensees and those engaged in the business of selling, managing property and renting. In some areas this legislation also prescribes the form of agency agreement or contract to be used.
You should check the licence details of all agents you are thinking of using before signing up with your preferred choice. Visit www.reaa.govt.nz to view the public register.