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3 Important Characteristics of a Good Property Agent

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Your property agent is arguably one of the most important people in your property ownership journey. They are more than just the go-between for sellers and buyers, and play a huge part in helping you find your dream home. A bad agent can cause huge monetary losses and unnecessary emotional stress for you, if you don’t choose wisely.

How can you identify a good property agent for your needs? We take a look at the 3 most important characteristics a good property agent should possess.

Prioritise your needs
A good agent should be able to gauge your motivations and needs, e.g. if you’re looking for an investment property vs a vacation home, and take different service approaches based on them. They should also be fully aware of your timelines and limits to negotiation, to be able to introduce you to homes that best match your requirements. They should be fully client-centric with a high attention to detail, placing your needs above everything else, even if it means that the deal might take a longer time to close.

Knowledgeable with up-to-date information
As an overseas investor, you might not be fully aware of the intricate nuances of your destination country, especially when it comes to financial processes and deals. A good property agent should be knowledgeable and experienced enough to advise you on the best course of action for your benefit e.g. if interest rates are about to increase etc.

In addition to having deep knowledge about housing and architecture, good property agents also usually have a wide network of other trustworthy real estate professionals such as mortgage consultants and home inspectors to recommend when specific situations arise.

They also need to have up-to-date information on the major developments and housing market trends that you are interested in, to be able to better advise you on your home purchase.

Honest and tenacious
A good property is honest and upfront about every related cost and commissions involved in your duration of engagement with them. This is a clear indicator that they are fully committed to helping you find your dream home within your means and according to your preferences.

They should have high standards for privacy and confidentiality so that you can trust them with your intimate financial details.

A good property agent is also proactive in communications, always offering you potential options and following up. Given the time sensitive nature of the real estate industry, they work fast to avoid missing out on opportunities to secure win-win deals for both themselves and you.

About Bridge Estate

Bridge Estate is a team of highly-skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing comprehensive real estate solutions for both local and international homeowners, investors and tenants.

They offer an extensive range of property services, such as brokerage services, tenancy support, property marketing and maintenance services.

If you’re looking for property agents that will have your best interests at heart while looking for your dream home, drop us a line here.

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