How do you find the right real estate agent?

Rate My Agent

We all know about rising house prices, especially in Sydney. In my southern Sydney suburb, house prices have grown 30 percent in the past year. It has absolutely exploded.

Every week my letterbox has a stack of flyers in it from local real estate agents talking about their latest sales and telling me “they’ll be in my street soon”.

I’ve always heard that people move on average every seven years, so I guess the real estate agents are always trying to catch you at the right time.

But when it is the right time, how do you find the right agent?

Selling your home is a big decision. And of course, you want to gross as much for your property as you possibly can. Is it possible to navigate this process without being overwhelmed by the pressure and weight of expectation?

That’s where you need a good real estate agent. Someone who really knows the market can help you get the most value out of your home and will work with you to help you understand what you can realistically expect come sale time. Trust is everything when enlisting an agent to manage the sale of your property.

But how do you pick the best agent for the job? The best person to sell what’s probably your greatest asset?

The team here at Her Collective was recently introduced to RateMyAgent – a tool that exists to help vendors find the right estate agent. RateMyAgent is Australia’s no. 1 real estate agent rankings and reviews website and receives over 3,000+ reviews from genuine vendors each week.

Always sceptical about these sort of things, I followed the link and searched my postcode for real estate agents.

It was refreshing to see that my suburb has great coverage – all the names and faces I know so well from letterbox drops and trips down to our High Street were all featured.

I also discovered that there are close to 60 active real estate agents in my community, from 30 different agencies.

If we were to sell our home we’d be spoilt for choice!

RateMyRate is a very useful tool as you can see the most recommended agents by suburb and who has had the most sales and the highest average sale price. It also features active listings which really gives you a feel for the strength and presence of all the agents.

There are also vendor reviews which are linked to actual property sale details so you can see what real people think about local agents. You can also check out the market result for agents selling homes similar to your own.

Even if you’re not actively looking to recruit a real estate agent, the site is a great tool to keep track of what agents are delivering great results for homeowners in your area.

Well worth a bookmark if you’re thinking of selling anytime soon.

This is a sponsored post for RateMyAgent.

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