PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Kevin Lampen-Smith: “Once you’ve found the agent or company you think you’d like to work with, it’s a good idea to check them out on the Real Estate Authority’s (REA) online public register.”
A great real estate agent is indeed a wonderful find. Despite what you might see in the media, there are more of them around than you may think.
New Zealand has about 15,000 real estate agents who help people navigate big-deal transactions every day. The trick is to find the one that will be best for your situation.
If you’re going to get the best out of your real estate agent – and they’re going to get the best price and conditions for your property – then you need to put the work in before you sign with anyone. That means basing your decision on more than gut feel or the fact that their office was easy to park outside. Remember, you’re looking for the person who you’re going to trust to sell what’s likely to be your biggest asset.
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