| How to Work Well With a Real Estate Agent

You know what you want from your ideal agent. For the agent to get the best result for you, there are some responsibilities, & actions that can help them help you.

Determining What is Your House Worth
One of the biggest pain points for agents is the fact that a home seller rarely agrees with their agent’s listing price.  It’s very rare that a seller agrees with an agent on price.

Unfortunately, many people think their house is worth more than it is. This is understandable. To a seller, the home has strong emotional connections.

The other common reason is that the seller needs $X from the sale of their house.  This may be easier in a boom market. But in a buyers market or even a normal market – Your house is only worth what someone will pay for it.

Your Agent is an Expert
Listen to your Agent. A good agent is an experienced expert in selling homes like yours in your area.

Your agent’s job is to help buyers emotionally connect with your home. Your price, neighbourhood and position may get potential buyers in the door, the visual appeal and feeling of your home is what will get it sold.

Getting a home ready for sale is very important – Take your agents advice, It may cost a few dollars, but you will get a good return.

Inaccurate Online Estimates
Something that is not useful is obsessing over real estate sites that estimate the value of your home.

That is exactly what they are “An Estimate” and have a large margin for error. an algorithm won’t be able to account for special features and unique characteristics of any home

Your agent will have access to expensive subscription services that will provide a list of comps and other tools for determining an accurate price.

Don’t obsess over the estimated value derived by a free online service

Communicate Your Expectations
You must communicate your expectations to your agent (They are not mind readers).  If you don’t understand the contracts and documents you are filling out, you should definitely let them know. If you don’t know how your agent is marketing your house or if your agent is qualifying potential buyers, ask.

As a seller tell your agent your needs – If you have questions ASK!

Have Patience
Selling a home takes time – not hours, not days, not weeks. Think in terms of months. This may seem to take forever. But just accept the process and work with your agent and it will be far easier.

Remember, you may be paying $X, but that’s not what your agent is taking home after all their costs. So play nice.


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This is not meant to be financial or professional advice and is only of general nature.  You must seek professional advice before taking any actions. The above information comes with no warranties whatsoever.  We take no responsibility for any actions you may or may not take. All content is of general nature only and is NOT to be taken as advice whatsoever

Gino Sotto

Residential Sales Agent
Raine & Horne Parramatta

P: 0426 228 014
E: gino@rhparramatta.com.au
W: raineandhorne.com.au/parramatta

TESTIMONIALS:

Gino’s professional attitude and friendly nature was a breath of fresh air.  Thank you for your support and professionalism throughout the sale of our property.  Appreciate the extraordinary lengths you went to to achieve an outstanding result!
Jeanne Appleton, Northmead. NSW

Excellent communication and great confidence when negotiating with buyers. Gino focussed his attention on achieving a sale price well above our expectations. Well done Gino and your selling team.
Ralph and Maryanne Pasero, Rydalmere NSW

I found the sales team at Raine and Horne Parramatta a pleasure to deal with. Their expertise and continuous updates in selling our home was outstanding. Great work Gino!
Rochelle and Casba Webb , Parramatta NSW

A genuine performance-based selling agent Gino Sotto helped us achieve a quick sale, which saved us a lot of time and money. We would not hesitate recommending Gino & his sales team to others.
Lawrence and Kim Davies . North Rocks NSW

We were delighted with Gino Sotto and the sales price achieved for our house and the specialist approach to selling residential real estate in our area.
Danny and Manal Ayoub Merrylands NSW