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Choose your buyer’s agent carefully. Selecting the right agent is likely to result in you making the right purchase at the right price, saving you both time and money. The results achieved by a buyer’s agent will benefit you in the long-term and should amount to substantially more than the fee. The choice of agent also comes down to who you feel most comfortable with, as a good relationship is also important in achieving a satisfactory outcome.
When choosing a buyer’s agent ask the following:

  • How experienced is the buyers’ agent?

  • Do they have a solid local knowledge of the area they’ll be searching in for you?

  • What qualifications do they have?

  • What are their most recent purchases?

  • Can they provide recent client testimonials/references?

  • Do they own property themselves?

  • Do they have the contacts to find you the property that best suits your criteria?

  • Are they REBAA accredited?

An important question to ask a buyer’s agent is whether they are truly “exclusive” or “independent”. If they accept sales commission from vendors or developers then they cannot be classified as “independent” as they are acting in the interests of the seller. Independent buyers agents do not sell real estate or accept any fees for doing so.

We have close connections with a few buyers agents recommended to us by our clients, if you would like their details please do not hesitate to contact us on chat or call us on 1300 558 887.
 

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