Sales agents on the real estate market can prove to be of invaluable help to clients looking both to sell and buy properties.
To keep up to date with the market, most good real estate agents undergo weekly training. They are able to interact in an engaging, yet professional way with prospective clients, and have extensive knowledge of the regional real estate market and the types of people interested to buy in the area, since there are different approaches when dealing with individuals and families on the one hand, and investors on the other. Also, it is crucial that the sales agent understands the type of property that is more interesting to the locals; for instance, in some areas, the number of houses and semi-detached dwellings is considerably lower than that of units.
Leasing and renting
Experienced real estate agents are also helpful when you need to find tenants for your property. There are several stages to a successful transaction, namely: pre-meetings, signing a management agreement, taking photos, maybe even videos of the property, launching a marketing campaign both online and offline, and going through inspections from prospective tenants or buyers.
During the pre-sale preparation phase discuss with your agent any special requirements for property management services at Erskineville you may have, such as the deadline for leasing your property, as well as their strategy for achieving this goal. Among the most widely used Internet marketing strategies is regularly sending out customized newsletters and electronic magazines based on the criteria selected by prospective clients. Matching buyers’ needs to existing listings and not sending them news of properties they are not interested in is an effective way to maximize sales and rentals. Offline strategies may include street window advertising, as well as spreading 100,000 copies of print marketing in the inner city and suburbs so that your property listing reaches as many people as possible.
Agents cross-matching their databases of current properties and clients’ requirements is another effective way of making sure a prospective buyer gets the type of real estate he needs, even if that real estate is part of another agent’s portfolio.
When you are looking to rent, once you have decided on a place, you will have to fill in a rental application form that will bear the name of the leasing consultant, plus your own identification and contact details. Other important information on the form includes the address of the property, the lease period, the rent that you will have to pay, the number of people and any pets occupying the property. Depending on your financial situation, you may also choose to pay a holding fee whose exact terms and conditions will be stated in the application form.