When to contact a real estate agent


A great real estate agent doesn’t just sell your property, they’re on hand to assist with advice and insight at all stages of the property journey.

But often, the only time people reach out to an agent is when they’re thinking about buying and selling.

Here’s a guide to the other critical moments in life when it pays to have a great agent who you can call on and seek advice from regarding what real estate step to take next.

When you’re thinking of selling

This one’s obvious, but if you’re thinking of selling, it’s a good idea to contact a real estate agent well in advance of the intended property sale.

At this point, the agent can walk you through what’s happening in your specific market, including recent sales and the length of time properties are on the market prior to transacting.

A great agent will also have salient advice about what you might need to do to your property to achieve a swift sale or attain the price you need, and whether now is the right time to sell.

When life circumstances change

If there’s one thing that’s certain in life it’s that change happens, and often when you least expect it. 

These changes can also impact your long-term financial aims, including those relating to purchasing or divesting a property.

If there’s been an event which means your life circumstances have changed, it’s an opportunity to have a chat with your real estate agent about what role a property purchase or sale may have in making that transition easier.

When you’re considering moving

Whether it’s due to a job change, personal circumstances shifting or simply a lifestyle alteration, if moving is on the cards it pays to have a chat with your agent.

In this instance, a great agent will walk you through the options of selling and purchasing, including whether you should retain a current property as an investment.

When you’re looking to invest

On that note, if you’re thinking of investing in property, a trusted agent is among the professionals that you should speak to as you consider your strategy.

They can enlighten you about the types of properties rental occupiers seek, as well as areas primed for capital growth in the future.

When you want to know what the market’s doing

Real estate agents live and breathe the property market, with their ear to the ground each day about what exactly is going on overall and in a specific region.

Should you simply wish to understand your options and educate yourself about what the market’s doing, they’re the trusted professional that can assist.

Looking to buy or sell?

If you’re considering buying or selling a property, why not chat with one of our friendly agents on 1300 438 439 to understand the state of play in your local market?

We’re not just about property, but the people and the stories behind it. You can also view our list of currently available properties here.