One thing that’s been evident over the years is having a good relationship with your agent makes life easier for everyone involved. If you’re  handing over the keys of your house to a stranger, essentially putting your life in their hands, it only seems natural that you would have really connected with that person to reach that level of trust. Though in many cases it’s not.

A lot of people only care about the bottom line. How much am I going to get and how much is it going to cost me? They believe that the journey from listing to sold or leased is irrelevant and that essentially all agents are the same and all that matters is how much money they’re going to save instead of make. In many of these cases, these owners end up having one of the worst experiences of their life and because the agent is feeling uncomfortable as well, they just want to get the deal over with, leading to a complete lack of negotiation and leaving money on the table just to have a means to an end.

Never underestimate how emotional selling one of your biggest assets can be. Ensure that you protect yourself emotionally, mentally as well as financially. Choose an agent that you feel comfortable with and that you know is not only going to keep you up to date with everything that is going on with your property, but will never stop working until you have the best outcome. Choose an agent whose goals are in line with yours. Never settle for anything less.

 

DISCLAIMER

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.