Why now is the time to talk to a good real estate agent

If you’re considering selling a property, chances are you’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the news of late.

But what you hear in the general news media may not be what’s occurring in your specific region or even street, which is why it pays to talk to a good local agent about what’s really going on in your market.

Here’s how a good agent can help you, and the advice they can offer right now…

Local expertise

A good agent is an expert in a local area.

They’ve been entrenched in the market for a lengthy period with deep insight into what properties have sold, the price they attracted, and how long each sale took.

They know whether there are buyers looking for similar homes, and even have potential buyers in their database who they reach out to when a property becomes available.

This means they are an expert in exactly what their local property market is doing. And this can be very different to what you might be hearing about in the news.

Many property markets

The Australian property market is often discussed as a whole, but in reality it is highly localised due to factors like population growth, employment opportunities, local amenities, lifestyle elements, and more.

So, while the news media might talk about price growth or declines overall, what’s happening in your specific area could be very different.

A good agent will talk about this with you, discussing local trends, sharing insight into exactly what’s occurring and offering expert advice that will help you make an informed decision about whether now is the right time to sell for you.

The advice a good agent will offer

A great agent will help you make that decision, based on the following information:

  • Current demand for properties available
  • Current prices being achieved for a property similar to yours
  • Days on market, as in how long a property in your area takes to sell
  • The best type of sales campaign and how to market your property
  • The best sales method for your type of property (auction, private treaty, by tender, or expression of interest)

A great agent will listen to you

Most importantly a great agent will listen to your needs, and work with you to help you achieve them.

They will seek to understand why you’re considering selling, what you hope to do next, and what a property sale would need to achieve in order for that to happen.

Then they will offer their advice about whether now is the right time for you to sell, based on your needs and market conditions.

If you decide it is indeed time to sell, they will work out the best strategy to achieve that sale, offer advice on what needs to be done to the property in advance and keep you updated about all interest in a property like yours.

The final word

A good agent is a trusted professional who is not just interested in selling a property, but wants to help you realise your long-term real estate hopes and dreams.

They’re on your side and happy to talk about what’s going on in the local market, regardless of whether you choose to sell now or have plans to sell in the future.

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.