Many vendors say they find it hard to decide which agent to use to sell their home. Choosing an agent is not very different from choosing a doctor or any other service provider. If you were new to the area and were looking for an accountant or a plumber, you would ask local residents to make recommendations based on their experiences. The best source of first-hand information about local agents is someone who has recently bought or sold a house in your local area.

If you don't know anyone who has recently bought or sold, searching the internet as well…

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Offering a team approach when selling will give your property an advantage when selling your home. The Hudson Bond Real Estate team takes pride in our agency’s approach and has put together the top benefits of having a sales team instead of a salesperson.

1. The whole team is looking for a buyer

What many people are not aware of is that most big-name franchised agencies don’t operate in a ‘team’ manner. Generally, only one person will have a significantly increased benefit if they sell a property. When you have an agency that works together as a team, the whole…

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At a time that many are predicting real estate agents could be replaced by technology or a DIY outfit, it is worth assessing the true value that a real estate agent brings to the transaction. Some may be tempted to ask if they bring any value at all? And that is a good question to ask.

Most people that have bought or sold realise that the right agent is an asset and the wrong agent can be a liability. If there is one profession we have no shortage of it surely has to be real estate agents. Oversupply in any…

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The selection of the selling agent is usually decided upon from an interview and/or a sales proposal process. Whether it's an interview or a sales proposal that you are using to determine your agent, neither actually shows the agent in action. Agents are fully rehearsed with scripts and dialogues to ensure a slick presentation when they are being interviewed by sellers.

Given you are employing an agent to market, sell and negotiate the sale of your home, it is worth seeing them in action. To gain a true perspective of the agents you are considering, mystery shop them as a…

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