West Auckland Real Estate Agent

Oct 16, 2016 |

Choosing A West Auckland Real Estate Agent

House sold in West AucklandIf you are intending to sell a piece of real estate, it can be tempting to try to handle it all yourself. How hard can it be to sell a house? And after all, there can be some hefty fees to be paid to the real estate agency. As a result, some try to sell a home themselves but, after months of hard work and lots of frustration, most give up. Then they look for a properly license real estate agent in West Auckland to sell their home for them.

For sellers, the fees can be a major concern. However, if you think about it, the real estate agent is only paid if they sell your property. If there is no sale, the is no fee. Real estate agents are paid an increasing amount as the sale price increases which can annoy some short-sighted people. However, if you think about it, their additional fee is paid out of the extra sale price they achieve for you. So it in fact does not cost you any more to hire a real estate agent. If they can sell the house for a higher price, and you pay them say, 5%, you are making 95% of the extra selling price.

Some people who are looking to buy a house will approach a real estate agent to help them find the ideal property for their particular needs. This can be for first-time buyers, real estate investors, or growing families that need more living space in their home.  A good real estate agent in west Auckland will have extensive knowledge of the current stock of property for sale in the are to meet each person’s criteria. Then the agent can suggest different properties and take the buyers to open homes to see how those suggestions stack-up for the interested buyers.

For buyers, this is a great service as the real estate agent is not paid by the buyer to carry out all of this work for them. They will be paid a share of the sale fees if they have introduced the buyer to the sale process.

Choosing the best real estate agent in West Auckland for you

The best option is to search online for a real estate agent in West Auckland. Be sure to go past the agencies and look for an individual agent, like David Whitley. You can also ask for referrals from friends, family members, and even your real estate lawyer or mortgage broker. Mortgage broker referrals are often a great source as many mortgage lenders have worked with different real estate agents in the past and will know who does a good job for their clients.

When you meet and interview real estate agents, be sure to ask the agent to explain their fees and commission structure.  Then you will know how much you can expect to pay and budget accordingly.

West Auckland real estate agentAnother question to ask is how much experience they have in the west Auckland area. You might also ask them how long they have been working in the real estate industry.  Most house sales in Auckland use the Auckland District Law Society Sale and Purchase Agreement for the contract so everyone knows the basic clauses they are obligated to. However, it is possible to add some specific clause for buyers and sellers such as the time to settlement. Talk to eh real estate agent about this.

Find a real estate agent in west Auckland is an easy task – providing you know what you are looking for.  Don’t rush the process, and be sure to ask other people before you make a final decision by signing on the dotted line for an agent to represent you.

If you have a property in west Auckland that you want to sell, contact David Whitley on 02040052167 and he will come to give you a no charge valuation estimate.

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