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Property is one of the most popular investments. But it can be a daunting experience if you have no previous knowledge of the real estate market. This is why it is important to work with an experienced property professional when purchasing a home. Knowing the ins-and-outs of property investment, a real estate agent will help you navigate the home buying process with ease.

In order to find the perfect agent to suit your property requirements, you will have to take both credentials and personality into consideration. As you will be working with this individual for an extended period of time it is important that you get along and trust in their ability to perform the task at hand.

Here are some things to consider when selecting a real estate agent to sell your home:

Look at the location

If you have decided on a specific area to buy a home, such as uMhlanga or Ballito, this will immediately aid your agent search. Agents who have extensive experience servicing a particular area will have better insight and advice to offer in this locale. This means that you will receive the best information and ultimately be able to make the best choice. 

Go Online

Most home buyers start their search for property online and seek out agents who use this medium effectively. Once you have narrowed down your options, visit their real estate website and look at their listings. Do the listings mirror the property you want to buy? Does the agent specialise in the same area? These questions can help you to distinguish whether you would want to work with an agent or not.

Consider their credentials

During the agent interview process make a note to query whether or not the agent and agency have been certified by the Estate Agency Board. In addition, verify that they have a Fidelity Fund Certificate. Certification is important because a licenced real estate professional should comply with the Estate Agent Code of Conduct and practice fair methods. 

Specify the services

Determine exactly what you are looking for in an agent and which related services you will need during the purchase of a home. Once you have established what you require, search for an agency that will provide these services. Finding you the best price, managing the legal documentation and looking out for your needs – you have to guarantee that the agent you pick will meet your requirements.

Ask relevant questions

When you interview an agent, you have the opportunity to put your mind at ease and ask them about any concerns you may have. How long have you worked in this area? Do you work in a team or on your own? What are the costs involved in this process? If you do not ask the relevant questions, how will you know if the agent is someone you would trust you and your family’s future with?

Dormehl Phalane Property Group boasts a team of exceptionally experienced and dedicated property professionals who are equipped and ready to help solve all your property needs. Contact our offices today and find the perfect agent for you.

Author: Dormehl Phalane Property Group

Submitted 27 Feb 18 / Views 500