Don’t trust an agent who doesn’t publish their results on their marketing collateral.
I’m sure you’ve seen it. You check your mail box and find glossy post cards from local real estate agents. Despite all the words and photos of recent properties sold, the price of recent sales are nowhere to be seen.
There’s plenty of “New Street Record” or “Quickest Suburb Sale” headlines in these brochures but not much else.
When contacting these agents, there is the usual: “my clients haven’t provided us with permission to publish results” or “in the current environment we can’t release these figures.” They will of course be more than happy to do an appraisal or meet with you to offer “guidance” using other agents’ published results.
A search on Domain.com.au or RealEstate.com.au won’t help much with these agents, as they won’t post results their either.
Experience counts in a changing market. Sydney’s boom is returning to a stable growth phase and experience in such a market is extremely valuable. It’s easy for some agents to claim they have sold X amount of properties in the past month, but at what cost to the vendor? Did they underquote to the buyer? Did they work on the vendor to drop their sales price expectations and achieve a quick fire sale? They may have sold X amount of properties in a month, but were they at the best possible market price? I would prefer an agent to dig in and work to achieve the best outcome for the vendor regardless of how long the process takes.
Some agents stand tall by their results. Evidence talks and pretty pictures walk.
Andrew Bruce, Samia Malouf, & staff.
Riverview Realty is a boutique agency focused on achieving the maximum price, with a client engagement that is above the industry standard. We call it the “Ultimate Experience” which forms part of our unique selling proposition.
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