Some Traits to Look For in a Real Estate Agent

It can be a difficult challenge for a Vendor to find a suitable Real Estate Agent to help them with one of the most important transactions they may ever undertake: the sale of their home. With Agents having such a diverse range of skills and personalities, it can be hard to determine which Agent is the right one to help with, what can be, a highly stressful process when it comes to selling a property.

We hope this short list of traits is useful when it comes to choosing a suitable Agent:

They say honesty is the best policy and this is certainly the case when it comes to real estate. A sign of a responsible Agent is one who will not only communicate the good news, but also keep a Vendor informed of any troublesome or adverse developments. An Agent should provide a Vendor with all of the available information which will help them make the most informed and well-advised decision on their property. Any withheld information during the selling process can be detrimental to the price the property sells for. When hiring a Real Estate Agent, confirm the Agent is an honest person and is aware of the importance of complete transparency of information.

Confidence is a crucial element in selling anything and having a self-assured Salesperson is key to selling a property. With many dubious as well as cynical Buyers who may attempt to bargain and negotiate price, having an Agent who has the confidence to go head to head with these potential purchasers is important. An Agent who can exhibit their self-assurance to a Vendor when first meeting them, will ensure that the Agent is capable and has the conviction to get the Vendor the best price for their property.

One of the most common problems which arise for sellers is unresponsive Agents. As an advisor guiding the Vendor through the selling process, the Agent should be determined to help their client get the best price for their property. When selecting an Agent, it is essential to check they are dedicated. This means the Agent is responsive and will keep a Vendor in the loop constantly as well as taking the time and effort to explain any concepts which may be foreign to a Vendor. A simple test to observe how dedicated a potential Agent is, is to see whether they return calls or emails – a good Agent will respond within a couple of hours.

Having an Agent who is flexible to a Vendor’s demands or criteria is important, particularly with the selling of the property. Ensuring the Agent has the flexibility to adapt to any selling conditions and any changes a Vendor may want and is not overbearing in the selling process bodes for a great Real Estate Agent.

Undoubtedly, having an Agent who is proactive and takes the initiative is vital in ensuring the property sells for the best price. An Agent who takes the initiative will act on opportunities and follow up any leads that the property may have to ensure they are getting the best offers available. Ensuring that a Real Estate Agent will be seizing opportunities for a Vendor, where possible, is an important characteristic to look out for. Asking the short list of candidates what their plan is for selling the property and how involved they will be throughout the process will give a Vendor an idea of how proactive they are.

Using these traits to assess potential Real Estate Agents can help filter the great Agents from the mediocre ones. Ensuring an Agent possesses some, if not all, of these personality traits will ensure a Vendor has a capable and talented Real Estate Agent to sell their property.

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