Finding a good real estate agent can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Making things even more difficult is the idea that there really is no such thing as a ‘good’ real estate agent, but instead only the right estate agent for you.
Like you, your property probably has plenty of unique traits and quirks that may not be best marketed by an everyday, run of the mill estate agent. So instead of starting the sales process blindly, consider using RateMyAgent to review genuine vendor reviews of estate agents selling homes similar to your own.
RateMyAgent is a website that empowers real estate vendors to make smart and informed decisions around which agent to engage for the sale of their greatest asset. We all seek the highest return possible when selling property so it pays to do your research before engaging an agent to manage the sale of your home.
Having someone who has essentially been peer reviewed and comes with a wealth of knowledge regarding your suburb including market history, forecasts and trends will help you stay ahead of competing properties on your block that may not be using technology to their advantage.
RateMyAgent receives over 2,000 vendor reviews each week so there is no shortage or data on which to make an informed decision around which agent is best places to manage the sale of your property.
Every vendor review is linked to an actual property and its sales details including address, sale date, sale method, images and floor plans. This not only helps to ensure a transparent platform but also lets you browse the performance of agents who have sold properties similar to your own.
When you enter a location into the site, you are able to see a suburb profile, estate agents that service the area and all estate agencies in the region too. There’s also a general market overview that compares the top performing agencies in the area, a small bio on the suburb’s most recommended agent and a table of property sales rankings.
The beautiful part about this diverse set of suburb specific data is that you can use the website to review any location across the country. If you need to sell quickly, you might wish to go with the agent who has sold the most property. If you’re in no rush, the most recommended agent may be a better fit.
My favourite part of the suburb profile that will help you create a stronger marketing campaign for your own home is the list of recent property sales in your area. These property profiles feature large image galleries, floor plans, maps, videos and a detailed description of the listing – and, of course, the agent who sold them!
All of this data can be gathered and interpreted to build a stronger case for your property which could lead to a higher sale price.
But the ultimate feature of RateMyAgent is the comprehensive agent profiles that feature current properties listings, total properties sold, total sales and property results specific to individual agents. Agents are rated on their communication skills, negotiation skills, market knowledge and overall vendor satisfaction. This data keeps estate agents on their toes and ultimately ensure that the process of selling your home is as stress and fuss-free as possible.
This post was written with support from RateMyAgent.com.au.