Get quotes first from real estate agents & make an informed decision.
Generally, when you look to sell your property, part of your initial process is the selection of your real estate agent. So how do you differentiate one from the other?
Which agents do you call?
What agent billboards or mail drops have you seen recently? Who are you friends referring, " speak to my agent, he /she was brilliant"?
The selection process is time consuming, there are many influences and there are many elements to consider before making your final selection.
Then comes the meeting. Can be up to 2 hours long and after all the back slapping, ego build and the thought of having a life long friend, comes the proposal. This is my commission fee, this is how much it will cost you to market your property and here is my agent profile/bio and how many sales I have made in your local area.
Now the next meeting.....you get my drift!
What if you could skip all that and go straight to the proposal / quote stage. Think about having to meet with 5 agents. That’s roughly around 5-10hrs of your time and genuinely held after work when your busy making dinner, school lunches or wanting to watch the next episode of your favorite TV show.
Now think about having 5 agent quotes in front of you that you can evaluate in your own time and make sense of who is going to be the best agent to select. Consider what you now know when you contact that agent to meet or discuss their quote over the phone:
Your fees seem to be high in comparison?
What differentiates you from other agents?
What happens if you don’t get the sale price I’m after?
Why are your marketing fees higher than others?
The power of negotiation starts by researching the market. Agents do it, and so should you. The selection process is an important one. Save time, save money and get informed. Tendering out the sale of your property is your decision as is the decision as to who you should partner with. You want the best deal and starts by getting quotes in an efficient manner so you can narrow down the field.