It always helps to begin the search for your agent even if you’re not thinking of selling immediately. Selling your property is a huge deal and the right amount of time spent researching the best person and company to assist you with this transaction will save you a lot of heartache in the future.
If you think you might be selling your property within the next twelve months, then start interviewing immediately. Go through local open for inspections, organise free market appraisals and start meeting local agents. The earlier you meet agents, the better it is to get an understanding of how they work and whether they’re he right fit for you.
If your agent has worked hard and followed you up continuously since you met, providing you with advice, information and assistance, then always give them another opportunity to pitch for the business. The longer you give yourself to research your agent, the greater chance of choosing the best agent for yourself, will be.
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.