Checking out agents online:
2. How good is their website?
Is it professional looking, can you navigate it easily and has it got all the main information you want to know? Are you impressed by the look of their listings?
3. Are they a member of a professional body?
Agents who are members are bound to work at the highest professional standards and adhere to a strict code of conduct. This isn’t to say that agents who aren’t a member don’t work to the same level, it’s just good to know and allows you to make an informed decision – it’s always good to get the full picture before you make your choice.
4. Are their homes listed on the best portals?
There are plenty of sales websites out there which have a far wider reach than an agents site alone. The more popular sites an agent lists your home on, the more prospective buyers will be reached. There are several popular portals agents can use, ask them which ones they use, and why.
5. Have they got homes for sale that are similar to yours?
You might think having competition is a disadvantage, but actually it can be a good sign that the agent is used to marketing your type of home to the right kind of buyer.