A real estate agency provides access to agents that property investors can use to market, buy or sell property.
The property market has a lot of twists and turns. As an investor, you need an agent that will take you through all the loops, highs and lows.
Real estate agency vs. independent agents
Choosing the right agency will go a long way in making the process easier.
The advantage of looking for an agency first and then narrowing down on an agent is that you have a variety of agents to choose from.
If you do not blend well with a particular agent, the agency can find a quick replacement for you.
A real estate agency will also ensure accountability from all its agents. If things go wrong with an independent agent, you might not have ways to seek redress.
Why an agent’s first impression matters
Buying or selling property is much more than making the final deal. You will spend a lot of time looking for the right property, and evaluating based on your needs and expectations.
That means that you will be spending a lot of time with your agent.
Choose an agent that you will enjoy spending such much time with. You need to hit it off with your agent from the first meeting. Do you find them honest and trustworthy?
Gauge their values from the first day so that as you move forward, you can be assured that you are working with someone who reflects your own core values.
Look for passion
A passionate real estate agent will sell your property at the best possible price, or get you to buy property at the best value. You can be sure that they will put all their effort into getting you the best deal.
You will see an agent’s passion in the way they brand themselves. How they dress, their marketing materials including brochures and website.
Do you get the impression that they conduct their business with utmost professionalism?
You have no reason to just settle for a real estate agency or agent in an instance.
Take your time to look for an agency that matches your expectations for professionalism, honesty, passion, trustworthiness, and the way you get along with them.
As much as you will establish a business relationship with your agency, be keen to also establish a personal relationship.
Property investment comes with complicated steps and processes that might be overwhelming especially for new buyers. Your agency should be compassionate with you in relation to your needs and your current circumstances.
One of the best ways to find an agency is to seek referrals from other clients.
Benchmark Valuers Limited has a pool of talented agents suited for different clients. With benchmark, you can find an agent who is just the right fit for your personality, needs and values.