Agent Select Selling Tips

Property Appraisal

The Property Appraisal Service That Empowers Sellers.

Given your house is one of your most important assets, it’s worth dedicating time to understanding its true value before you go to sell it. This doesn’t mean going with the first agent you speak with or engaging the one down the road, just because it’s a familiar name.  To unearth the real value of your house requires an independent, unbiased comparison of the best agents in your area, s

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How to compare Real Estate Agents

Finding a real estate agent you trust to sell your home can be a stressful process. Ideally, you want to achieve the highest sale price for your property in the shortest possible time while paying the best commission rate to the right agent. So where should you start when choosing an agent? Why you need to compare agents Don’t just choose the agent whose photo you recognise from their l

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property traps

Real Estate Traps to avoid

1 - Understand the value of your property. Assessing the value of a property is not an exact science, but rather at best, a professional estimate of the worth of a property on a particular day.... Opinions of value given by agents must take into account prices achieved for similar properties that have been recently sold - historical facts. The unique characteristics of your property are comp

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What should an Agent do for their Commission?

Here's what a Real Estate Agent should provide: Recent market sales and appraisal data in your area (Agent Select will provide you this too) Contact with a large number of buyers Screening of those buyers to identify qualified leads Advice on how best to market and present your home Effective implementation of your marketing and advertising strategy Advice on the most appropri

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Preparing to Sell your Home

Every seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar.  Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their chequebooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home. Difficulty: Average      Time Req

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Best Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Your house is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, so it pays to be a little choosy about who you hire to help sell it. Be prepared to interview at least two or three agents to find the right person. Asking the right questions will help you gain insight into the agent's capabilities and personality. Of course, they should be thoroughly familiar with your neighbourhood

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Sell My House Using Multiple Agents

Sounds like a good idea right? Get more agents working for you, create more competitive tension to sell your property? You can sack any agent at any time if you are not happy with them? Well the reality is very different! Our experience shows there can be a major problem with using 2 or more agents. An open listing as the name suggests is open to any number of agent's you choose. It does

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Is a Property Manager worth it?

Managing an investment property by yourself can save you money, while a property manager can help out a time-poor investor. Is it worth an investor’s money to hire a property manager? In order to determine whether a property manager is worth an investor’s money, bank ME’s head of home loans Patrick Nolan goes through the process of what an investor does that a property manager

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How do I sell my house?

So the time has come. You’re upsizing, downsizing, or just need a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, it’s time to sell your house. But how do you go about it? In Australia’s hot real estate market, it can be a confusing time for anyone. Luckily, we have a guide here on how to get the most from your home and make the process go as smoothly as possible. Let’s have a quick overview of

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downsizing home

How to take the stress out of downsizing

Downsizing - or reducing the size of your home - usually involves selling your property and buying a smaller one. It’s often something people do when the kids have left home and they want to free up some equity or cut down on maintenance. But there are other reasons people downsize, such as reducing the mortgage, moving closer to the city, a sea change, retirement or even for their health.&n

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How to choose the best real estate agent

Choosing the right real estate agent for your property can save you time, money, and make the process of selling far less stressful. So what should you be looking for when searching for the perfect agent? Here are our tips: Do some homework first Before you approach any agents it’s in your best interests to have done some homework - not only on the agents themselves but also on the

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The easiest way to find a real estate agent to sell your home

Finding a real estate agent you trust to sell your home can be a stressful and time consuming process.  Ideally, you want to achieve the highest sale price for your property in the shortest possible time while paying the best commission rate to the right agent. So where should you start when choosing an agent? Why you need to compare agents Don’t just choose the agent whose pho

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Sell Property?

Before answering this question it’s important to note that the property market is continually changing and Australia has many different markets within each State and suburb, right down to different property types. In general, it is obviously best to sell your property during a “Seller’s Market”- that is when there are a high level of potential buyers and a less number of

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The Top 3 myths about Real Estate Agents

Mention real estate agents and many immediately people immediately think about the negative stereotypes. But, while the antics of a few bad eggs hog the headlines, the reality is that the majority of real estate agents aren’t like that at all: they’re professionals who work hard to further their clients’ - the sellers’ - best interests.  Here are the top three myths about agents debunk

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Investment Property in Melbourne Australia

Everything you need to know to sell an investment property (for a profit)

Making the decision to sell your investment property is exciting and empowering – especially considering the performance of the current market. You’re sitting on a high-value property and all the years of effort to build your wealth is about to pay off.  Whether you want to reinvest that money elsewhere, use it to fund travel around Australia or help your kids enter the real es

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Most Sellers don’t know how much an Agent should charge

Recent research shows the average person has very little idea about how much commission they should be paying their real estate agent for selling their most prized asset. And this lack of information could be costing them thousands of dollars when they sell their property. A recent national survey by real estate agent comparison website, Agentselect.com.au, shows that over a quarter o

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Agents Selling House For Money

Unpacking Real Estate Agent Fees and Commission

Why selling your home could cost less than you think.  Agent fees and commissions are one of the most elusive cost of selling a house. Jump on Google and you’ll see a list of common search questions like:  How much is the real estate agent commission?  How much does a real estate agent charge?  What percentage do most real estate agents charge?

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