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Choosing Real Estate - Top ten questions to ask?

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by Chuckles, 8th Sep, 2015.

  1. Chuckles

    Chuckles New Member

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    Hi Property Folks,

    I can't decide between local agent or market leader eg Hocking Stuart to sell a house. The market is quoting more $$ which is obviously appealing but hey market dictates right?

    What questions should I be asking to help decide who to choose?

    And do I need a conveyor or solicitor to sell a house?

    Thanks - all advice appreciated!!

    Oh yes Simon - thanks for keeping this forum going. I havent been on it for quite a while but have always found the forum very informative.

    Cheers
    Erica
     
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  2. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Try this, should help a lot.
     

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  3. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of selecting an agent too. This is what I am asking mine:
    1. Sale price estimate.
    2. Pricing strategy.
    3. Selling strategy (private, auction etc).
    4. Marketing strategy.
    5. Examples of recent sales in the area.
    6. Selling costs.
     
  4. Esh

    Esh Well-Known Member

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    Hey Erica,

    One thing I like about Market leader is that they have a stronger and bigger database of buyers. Now that we are finding the matter has started to slow down, knowing buyers has never been more important. They could be passive buyers, not actively looking but if a property comes up that an agent tells them about could change the game.

    Hope that makes sense. Also gotta be a genuine person
     
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  5. Dan L

    Dan L Member

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    Not sure where you are and whether situation is same but in NSW you need to engage a licensed conveyancer or solicitor to prepare a contract before the agent can commence marketing the property. If you have the knowledge, skills, time and desire you could do it yourself but is not recommended.