Real Estate Recommendations

Discussion in 'Property Investment - Other' started by Alex P Keaton, 3rd Apr, 2014.

  1. Alex P Keaton

    Alex P Keaton Member

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    Can you please pm me real estate agents you have been happy with or post it here. I'll be interviewing soon.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. luckyone

    luckyone 2 down 8 to go.

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    Whereabouts?
     
  3. Alex P Keaton

    Alex P Keaton Member

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    Dianella, yokine, morley area
     
  4. TPI

    TPI Member

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    Why do you want to interview real estate agents?
     
  5. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Broker

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    For buying/selling/ property management?
     
  6. D.T.

    D.T. Property Lookerafterer

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    For selling, judging by other recent posts.
     
  7. Alex P Keaton

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    Selling


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  8. MTR

    MTR Bling Bling

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    Prior to meeting any agents I do my homework, why waste time.

    Look at agents in the area and volume, who is getting the lions share, how long on the market and who is achieving highest prices then short list from here. Also look at the strategies that the top sellers are using to market/sell. Fees are also important but this is chicken feed if they can achieve much higher price for your property.

    I like the aggressive agents who will not show anyone through the property especially in a hot market. One home open gets everyone through the property on the same day and will only take offers on this day... 'bingo' Dutch auction, competition driving prices up. Of course, this only works in the right climate and the right property.

    Cheers
    MTR:)
     
  9. Clydiex

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    Go around open days and see how they operate.

    My husband and I are looking for a city base in Melbourne and have been to many open days. Probably 50 in total. I have been called back by only 2 agents. But on both phone calls they wanted my feed back but not one of them have called me back with new listings that I could be interested in.
     
  10. grow

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    Alan Reay was really good for a sale in Clarkson, great follow up with potential buyers and we go over the listing price. But he was not the cheepest!
     
  11. MTR

    MTR Bling Bling

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    I don't think its a good idea to use an out of area agent, Clarkson and Dianella... worlds apart, and there lies the risk. The RE agent needs to know the area back to front and may also have a data base of potential buyers.

    We have an out of area agent selling on my street at the moment, has no clue what he is doing, costing the seller valuable time as he has the property overpriced and it will sit and sit and they will eventually shoot themselves in the foot.
     
  12. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Perth Mortgage Broker

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    You should change your name to Melbourne Weather Kim :rolleyes:
     
  13. redwing

    redwing Progress Not Perfection

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    I saw an ad for an REA charging 1% commission in a suburb I was driving through, that's a far cry from the 2-3% they used to charge

    There are REA's that are great for investors if you are buying and others if you are selling, establishing whom is whom is the hard part
     
  14. DaveM

    DaveM KFC Buyers Agent

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    Call some agents see how responsive they are to calling back. Shows how they will be with purchaser enquiries.