How To Choose Your Estate Agent

Published: Mon 1st August 2011
Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty
In this day and age where time is limited, a property consultant is welcomed as an oasis is to a dry and thirsty land. Finding yourself in the intricate maze of the property industry - where discovering a brilliant professional property consultant who can cater to your needs is like finding a needle in the haystack. We’ve compiled a guideline of helpful hints which can hopefully shed some light.

1. Ask friends and family
Good word of mouth goes a very long way and where trust is an issue the best sources for property consultant leads are satisfied friends and family. They will easily recommend a reputable property consultant, who will leave no stone unturned to meet your needs and fulfil your property dreams.

2. Customer Care is Key
While interviewing various potential property consultants, take note of how they interact with you and care for you as a potential customer. It’s the small things which go a long way so note their willingness to assist you, the time it takes prior to your calls being returned and whether you are being considered in their schedules.

4. Affordability Factor
Irrespective of the size of your pocket, an excellent property consultant should treat you like royalty and give the utmost attention to detail in meeting your needs. You are entitled to being treated with respect and professionalism.

5. Time Factor
An exceptionally professional property consultant respects your time and availability far and above his or her targets. He or she will be willing to go to any measures to accommodate you, should you not be able to meet during office hours.

6. Communication Factor
Communication is key and hugely important. Choose a property consultant who not only understands your needs but can clearly communicate them to your advantage.

7. Multiple Services Factor
It’s to your benefit to find a real estate provider with augmented and holistic services. One who can organize property viewings as well as refer highly regarded attorneys for instance.

8. Fearless Negotiator
In addition to being a standard requirement, a property consultant with immaculate proven negotiating skills comes highly recommended.

9. Abundant Resources
Ensure that the property consultant of your choice has a wide scope of available resources. Examples could be print media such as newspaper and magazines as well as other promotional tools such as brochures and digital media.

10. Your Instinct Rules
When all else is in place, go with your instinct and whomever you feel you can trust.
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