Employing the right agent to sell your property is important. Not only are you seeking an agent with outstanding service, a well-designed marketing plan and a track record of success but also an agent where you can have open, honest discussions where your interests are paramount.
Ultimately your agent will be required to assist you in negotiations on your final sale price and the role of the agent is vast: marketer, promoter, presenter, advisor and negotiator. Obtaining the best outcome for the vendor should always be a top priority with the professional agent.
The secret to negotiating your best price is employ the right agent. You should chose someone that you can engage in open discussions with and feel comfortable with discussing your financial needs, what your future plans are and the desired outcome. Take on board the agent’s advice in terms of your property’s value and what they believe a purchaser will pay.
Before you hire your agent ask them to give you examples of what they will say to your buyer to encourage them to pay more. Ask for examples of properties they have sold for full price or for more than the asking price or reserve price. They should be able to provide these to you and this will demonstrate their ability to get more than the owner may accept. After all our job is to act in the sellers best interests and get the best price we can.
If you are thinking of selling and looking for a market leader to assist in the sale of your home, we would love to assist you.