Tips & Guides
How to find the best real estate agents in Melbourne
September 17, 2014
Finding a real estate agent can be a long and difficult task. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to help you find the best real estate agents in Melbourne.
Let’s take a look at where real estate agents sit in the ‘most trusted professions’ list. This survey is based on 1000 Digest Australia readers, so let’s take a quick look. Oh, ‘erm, behind bankers, journalists and sex workers in 42nd place! Ok, so they’re not last.
Let’s face it; it comes as little surprise. You hear people berating their real estate agent all the time. But why is this? Why are agents perceived as so untrustworthy? Why do we hand over our most prized asset to someone we (apparently) do not trust?
Some may say that this is due to the ease of becoming an agent coupled with a misconception of what being a real estate agent is all about - driving a BMW, wearing Armani suits and drinking Lattes. There are simply far too many inexperienced real estate agents with a misguided focus in Australia. Has this led to increased competition for listings, which in-turn has led to an ‘over promising and under delivering’ agent culture? Have Vendor’s expectations been heightened to unrealistic levels, damaging the sale of the home and the agent/vendor relationship? Well if so, let the berating begin!
It has been said that a vast majority of vendors will list their home with the first agent that they speak too. But this doesn’t mean they’re the best real estate agent. Some Vendors list their home with an agent who is a friend, or a friend of a friend. This certainly doesn’t mean they’re the best real estate agent. Although it’s easy to list with the first agent we speak to, and a recommendation is definitely reassuring; is that enough? We think not.
Unless the first and only agent you’ve spoken to is the only agent in your area, or your home is similar to your friends’ home in style, size, price and location, then this agent may not be the best real estate agent for you. Furthermore, you need to have an excellent rapport with your real estate agent - they must be a good fit for you.
All is not lost! There are professional, honest, caring and highly skilled real estate agents out there. There are agents that focus on maximising the sale of your home and working hard to achieve premium results each and every time.
There is only one genuine way to ensure that you can find the best real estate agent for you. It involves researching sale results and current listings, visiting open homes, finding out your suburb’s average days on market and comparing it to agent results. You should want to know the experience and industry knowledge of each agent and how well your local agents respond to certain questions and situations. All these points will help you towards determining just how worthy and eligible an agent is for you and your home.
At Vengent we conduct all of the above research – plus more –for our clients. And we do it all for FREE. Furthermore, our unique ‘agent response system’ helps us determine which agents are the best real estate agents in Melbourne.
At Vengent, we would love for every Australian home owner to have an exceptional experience when they sell their home. That’s why we only present the very best real estate agents, agents that deserve the business because of their skill level, professionalism and dedication.In doing this we believe wecan dramatically improve the public perception of real estate agents in Australia. Oh, and to get the profession up that most trusted list too!