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How a comparison website is saving people thousands when selling the family home

How a comparison website is saving people thousands when selling the family home
  • Compare local real estate agents to find out who will get the best price for your home
  • Reduce stress and save money on real estate agent fees
  • Selling your home could cost less than you think

 

A new real estate agent comparison website, AgentSelect.com.au, is helping ordinary Australians choose the agent who is likely to get them the best price on their home and is saving them thousands on commission fees in the process... And best of all it’s free.

Most Australians work long and hard to save for their home deposit and pay the monthly mortgage, so when it comes time to sell their biggest asset every cent matters.

And, despite real estate agents being one of the least trusted professions in Australia, research from AgentSelect.com.au shows 75% of Aussies still believe Real Estate agents add value when selling a home.

AgentSelect.com.au helps Aussies find and choose the best performing agent in their local area for their particular property type. It also lets them compare agents side-by-side and in the same online format to see who offers the best marketing, advertising, and commission structure to sell their home with minimum stress.

AgentSelect.com.au success stories

One young family selling their first home saved $5,000 on a combination of marketing fees and crunching commission and sold their property for a much higher price than they thought they could - which made a huge difference when buying their next family home.

Another vendor saved around $20,000 after negotiating a flat fee commission for a prestige property, which then overachieved on its sale price, setting this retiree up for a long and happy retirement.

Many sellers don’t shop around

While property has almost become our national obsession, we aren’t always that savvy when it comes to listing our own home. A recent national survey by AgentSelect.com.au, shows that almost 20% of Australians simply list with the first agent they meet.

But it really pays to compare multiple agents and compare all aspects of both their offering and sales history.

After all, a real estate agent’s performance is likely to vary depending on the area the property is in (it always pays to use an agent with local knowledge), as well as the type of property you’re selling. The agent who’s best at selling 5-bedroom homes in your area is unlikely to be the same one who will get you the best price for a 2-bedroom flat.

The survey also revealed that more than a quarter of consumers believed agents mostly charge the same commission and fees as each other. Another quarter didn’t know if agents all charged the same commission and fees for selling a property.

The reality is that there’s no one true “standard” commission. In most states and territories in Australia agents’ commissions are deregulated, so commissions usually depend on: 

  • the individual agent or agency you use
  • what’s included in the sales package (eg how widely and where it will be promoted)
  • the sale price of the property.

How Agent Select works

Comparing agents like-for-like by using a proven tool like AgentSelect.com.au can give you peace of mind that your sale is in the best hands possible and potentially save you thousands in unnecessary commission fees and costs.

Agent Select’s three step process provides vendors with a property report, compares sales proposals from three local agents in a customised Agent Comparison Report, and gives you complete freedom to appoint your chosen agent to sell your property with confidence.

AgentSelect.com.au aims to help mum and dad vendors get a better deal from agents by putting top-performing local agents through a competitive tender process. It is data driven and truly independent, with no preferential agent relationships. All funding comes by charging the winning agent a nominal fee.

It’s a win-win situation where agents get leads who are ready to sell, while consumers get a much better deal.

About AgentSelect.com.au

Agent Select is a free and independent service that helps consumers select the best performing real estate agent, and negotiate the best terms to sell their property, anywhere in Australia. Agent Select’s three step process provides you with a property report, compares sales proposals from three local agents in a customised Agent Comparison Report, and gives you complete freedom to appoint your chosen agent to sell your property with confidence. Find out more at AgentSelect.com.au or call 1300 243 687.

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