There is no shortage of decisions to make when you are going to sell property. One of them that is very important for the overall process and outcome, is hiring the right real estate agent. You want to make sure you can communicate with them well and they always have your best interest in mind. They need experience with family homes, commercial real estate, or investment property.

Make sure their skills and knowledge is parallel with the type of property you are putting on the market. You need someone you feel comfortable with. Remember, you will be working with them closely to make important decisions about the sale of your property.

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Investigate your Options

Take some time early on to find someone exceptional to work with. You can get recommendations from friends, family, and people you work with. Perhaps you had a wonderful experience when you bought property and you would like to use that person to help you sell your property now. You can also look around online to find great options. Read the reviews online and read profiles of potential agents.

Local Works in your Favour

You will find working with a local real estate agent works in your favour. First, you can see them in person. Second, they can come to your property and evaluate it with you. They will also have local knowledge about the market and the selling prices in your given area. Finally, they can get a handle on the types of properties for sale and the demand for them. They may even have clients looking for particular homes they can match to your listing.

See them at Work

Before you hire a real estate agent, see them in action. Find out what they are doing at work. How do they greet clients and talk on the phone? Try to go to an open house they are hosting. You need to feel confident and happy with the way they would represent your home to others. Ask plenty of questions and get solid answers before you make up your mind. You don’t want to be in a rush to select someone to help you sell your home.

They Treat you as a Friend

You want to work with a real estate agent whom you can get along with. Selling and buying houses is already stressful enough. More often than not, you end up being friends with your agent. They always make time for you even though they’re in a highly demanding business.


At Barnett Real Estate, we focus on combining our extensive experience, innovative approaches and specialised knowledge of the Geelong real estate market to achieve the best results for our clients. We care more about you than your property. If you’re interested in buying, renting or selling a property in the Geelong region, call us today on 03 5222 1488 or contact us online.