When interviewing agents for either selling or renting your property, there’s two very distinct types. There’s the self-absorbed me, me, me agent who mainly talk about themselves living in their own little bubble where they are the best and no one is better. And then there’s the other agent who spend more time asking you, the owner, what you want and what the best direction is for you.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I think every agent with past successes should at one time or another discuss some of their experiences, but only if it’s relevant to you and it helps paint a picture based on your current situation. But if all you’re getting is a gorilla chest beating competition between everyone you’re interviewing… well keep interviewing.
Over the years I’ve found that every owner I have dealt with have their own unique situation. The way we go about helping them make decisions on their biggest asset is of the utmost importance. With each scenario unique to each individual, we couldn’t possibly conduct ourselves the same way from client to client. For instance, if I’m dealing with a widower who has just lost their life long partner and is grieving, I’m not going to speak and deal with them the same way as I do a client who is excited to sell their property because they have just upgraded to their new dream home.
So, with this said, if I find out exactly where my clients future is heading, I can customise the whole sale process around them to ensure that it is as smooth sailing as possible and that the end result is what they were after. A good initial meeting with a client discussing everything that matters to them, makes my job a lot easier and their stress a lot less.
The following advice is of a general nature and intended as an opinion and broad guide. For all legal, financial or real estate advice you should obtain independent professional advice to do with the specific nature of your circumstances before making any legal, financial or real estate decisions.