Your Local Real Estate Professional
Same great service, NEW brand – find out why I made the move …
Exciting times ahead! I am now an independent, mobile agent partnering with Area Specialist.
I will be forever grateful for my introduction to the Real Estate industry; Hugh Reilly was certainly a great team to learn and grow with. I’ve always loved business and have been in management or owned my own business for most of my career and now I really love this Real Estate Gig! … So, I just couldn’t help but see an exciting opportunity in the independent business model for Real Estate.
With the Area Specialist brand, I have access to the best technologies to maximise the exposure for properties I bring to the market, providing stronger advertising campaigns and now with fewer overheads, the ability to pass on these reduced costs to my clients. Give me a call to book your FREE property appraisal and find out about my NEW BRAND opening offer.
Ideally, you want a real estate agent who has a significant sales history in the neighbourhood. They should know the local market really well.
Not all agents stand-by the REIQ sales commission rate. Some may go over, while some may go under just to win the listing. Be careful of a low commission. It often means they are desperate or inexperienced.
Some agents will convince you that they can sell your home for more than it is worth. In many cases they are simply ‘buying the listing’. Chances are they sold the home closer to market value. Check this data carefully.
Some agents will simply stick with listings online, while others will spend a small fortune on signage, brochures, and even print ads. Keep an eye on the marketing budget. A properly priced home should sell quickly and easily without over-the-top expenses.
The market can shift due to other economic factors. It is important that an agent is responsive to their vendors after an open home. Expect at least weekly communication.
As of January 2022, many agents are achieving sales results between 30-60 days. This figure should be taken with a grain of salt, as each property is different and may attract a longer purchase period.