Guide to selling your property

How to find a good real estate agent and avoid the pitfalls.
 
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09.Checklist and more info

Checklist: picking an agent

peopleWhen choosing an agent, make sure they provide you with the following:

  • Evidence of success in your area.
  • A market value assessment that appears accurate, when compared to your research, and perhaps an independent valuation as well.
  • A signed market value estimate or even a price guarantee.
  • A marketing plan.
  • Advice about steps you can take to make your property more attractive to buyers.
  • A commitment to provide you with regular reports and updates.

More information

WebsiteEach state government’s fair trading authority provides free advice to home sellers and buyers, or links to this information.

Government links:

Agents and their professional associations are worth a look too. For example, the Real Estate Institute of Australia has tips for sellers and links to state and territory associations.

 

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