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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by R377, 16th Feb, 2016.

  1. R377

    R377 Well-Known Member

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    I am torn between two agents. The original agent that found and helped me buy the property interstate doesnt' sell anymore. Her and her husband own the business, so she handballed me to her husband who is listed as the director. I googled him and he hasn't sold much, but if he is the director I am guessing that will be more accurate as he is more in the running of his business and maybe not out selling as much. Both are older and have alot of experience.

    The other guy I have is in his 30's and seems really eager. One of the best for sales in the area over the past 12 months. He sold a property in the same street as mine recently (with a tenant also).

    Only been in contact via email, have not spoken over the phone yet...

    Property is interstate.

    Any thoughts / suggestions ?
     
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  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Sit down in front of both of them face to face and see what each can do for you.
    Records in the area are an important consideration.
     
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  3. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    Some great stuff on picking an agent here:

    The 18 Worst Mistakes made by homesellers

    You really need to get in front of them to see who you are most comfortable with and most importantly who you trust.
     
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  4. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. I can't say I agree with all of that, particulary:
    Mistake 2 - Not Trusting the Agent
    I trusted mine and he let me down on pricing and the advertising strategy

    Mistake 15 - Rejecting the Early Buyers
    We rejected early buyers with low offers and sold for a lot more after Mistake 11 - Auction :D
     
  5. Esh

    Esh Well-Known Member

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    I think above is the best example, at the end of the day you know both pro's and con's but it will be better for you to be able to meet them or have a proper chat with them both
     
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  6. clint05

    clint05 Well-Known Member

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    That's not a helpful guide to homeowners / home sellers. That's just jenman system marketing. It should be called 18 reasons to use a jenman approved agent.

    Cheers, Clint.
     
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  7. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    I agree with getting in front of the REA picking one you built rapport with, however there are other things I do not agree with

    I also believe that your link would be biased towards this system with your occupation and place of employment.
     
  8. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    Hi Will,

    I am an agent however have nothing to do with the Jenman System or Jenman Approved. I do not necessarily agree with all the things in the link (no system is perfect), however, it is still worth reading and if you were to take a couple of points out of it you would be better off than the contrary.