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Tips on finding the best estate agent
- Ask for recommendations.
- Check industry credentials.
- Go undercover.
- Invite at least three agents to value your property.
- Decide between sole and multi-agency, then haggle.
- Read the terms and conditions of the agreement.
- Review your agent’s performance.
How do I find my real estate agent budget?
Tell them what your top budget is, tell them how motivated you are to buy this property, tell them that you’re absolutely fed up with the process and that you absolutely love the property; because those are the reasons that you will end up paying more money for the property.
What does a real estate agent do?
Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:
- Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
- Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.
Questions to Ask the Estate Agent
- How long has the property been on the market?
- What are the current offers?
- Why is it on the market?
- When was the property constructed?
- Are there any management fees?
- Is there any planning permission on the property?
- What exact area/land comes with the purchase?
What’s the correct way to make an offer on a house?
Let’s break it down into five simple steps.
- Step 1: Decide How Much To Offer.
- Step 2: Decide On Contingencies.
- Step 3: Decide On How Much Earnest Money To Offer.
- Step 4: Write An Offer Letter.
- Step 5: Negotiate The Price And Terms Of The Sale.