When looking for an Edmonton real estate agency to handle your property sale or purchase there are certain questions that you should ask. These questions will help you determine the agent’s experience and whether they are best suited for your property sale or purchase.
How Long Have They Been In Business
An agent’s experience is important because it affects how the view properties. A more experienced agent will be able to highlight parts of your property when you sell it better than a newer agent. You should also consider how many clients they have had with similar needs to your won.
The Area And Properties They Handle
Experience in an area is also very important whether you are buying or selling. If you are looking to buy a rural property then you need an agent who understands the ins and outs of rural life and properties. However, if you are trying to sell your apartment you may not want an agent who mostly sells houses because they will not be able to highlight your property correctly.
How Will They Communicate With You
Efficient communication is key when you buy and sell properties as a few hours delay could end up with a missed opportunity. You need to choose an agency that responds quickly to your communication and offers a number of different methods to get in touch with them. When you consider the communication capabilities of the agency you need to consider if you will be able to speak to the agent or if most of the daily work is handled by a team of assistants.
What The Cost For Selling Is
When you sell a property the agency will take a percentage of the sale price as their commission. This does not affect the buyer, but sellers need to find out what percentage they will have to pay. You should also ask if there are additional costs such as advertising as this might not be covered by the agency. Of course, you have to be careful as accepting an agency that takes less may mean a decrease in the service level you will get.
Do They Have References?
You need to ask if the agency has any references they are able to share with you. Many agencies will have a list of past clients that you can see and possibly contact for testimonials. You should also find out how much of the Edmonton real estate agents work comes from repeat clients and referrals.