On the Hunt for the Best Buyer's Agent? Five Things You Should Look For

03 Apr 2020

With the use of buyer’s agents on the rise, and more and more agents getting into the field, it can be hard to know which agents to use and which to avoid.

In today’s highly competitive Real Estate market, many buyers are using a home buyers agent (also known as buyers advocate) to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace when searching and purchasing a family home.

With Brisbane’s market increasing in price by the week, the value of appointing a buyers agent to assist in securing a property has never been so in demand. So, what should you be asking a buyer’s agent when you speak with them? At Hot Property, we have devised the ultimate list!

 

1. Are They Truly Independent? 

When appointing a Brisbane Buyer’s Agent, it’s important to identify agencies that offer an independent service. They shouldn’t be affiliated with developers or sales agents or obtaining commission from the sale, but rather charging the buyer fees for their service.

 

2. Do They Have Experience?

The Best Buyer’s Agent Brisbane has to offer might not be the youngest, or the oldest, but they should have experience in the market in which they are assisting you to purchase.

Every state is different with property law, and each deal you do expands the knowledge base of your buyer’s agent. That’s why it is important to use someone local to where you want to purchase, with a track record of success.

 

3. Are They a Member of REBAA?

Why use a buyers agent that is a member of REBAA? (Real Estate Buyers Agent Association of Australia)? Well, it takes the guess work out of knowing if they are truly independent, insured and licensed to act on your behalf.

As an association they undertake thorough back ground checks to ensure only the best agencies are allowed entry into the association. 

 

4. Holistic Service

Experience in buying property alone isn’t enough! Your potential buyers agent should have a good general knowledge of Building & Pest inspections and Renovations, town planning, civil engineering and life experience to help you find the perfect property for you 

Look for an agency that offers in-house property management, as well as assistance with renovations and improvements to your property. This helps keep everything on track with your portfolio.

 

5. Someone You Are Comfortable With

Lastly and possibly most importantly, you need to gel with the person you are working with. If you do not believe in their strategy, or you feel uncomfortable about them, it is likely that they will not be the right fit for you.

If they are too “salesy”,  pushy or secretive then it might not be right for you! Here at Hot Property, we believe in transparency when it comes to property and working with a team you trust is the most important factor!

 

If you’re looking for a buyer’s agent in Brisbane who ticks all the boxes, get in touch and see how we can help today.


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