When it comes to the selling of buying a house, an estate agent is an indispensable part of this process. But, choosing the right one is a difficult task to do. Many people make mistakes, which later cannot be changed that easily. Check out our list and learn what things to avoid.
I will hire the cheapest agent
Big mistake. Price should determine your choice. Knowing how real property market works, agencies and agents put a big portion of the commission they receive from advertising. If you hire a cheap agent, your property won’t be advertised well, and you will spend a lot of time in vain before your property is sold or bought.
I will hire an agent who agrees that my price is good
In this case, your estate agent isn’t an expert. The proper estate agent will have an honest relationship with you and tell you in advance the true value of your property. He will make an estimate and tell you what price to put. In any other case, if the price is too high, your property will spend months on the market before it’s sold.
All realtors are the same
Mistake number three. If all agents are the same, why are some of them on the top of the chain and some at the bottom? Each estate agent has its set of skills and advantages, and you need to find the one that suits your needs the best.