Yes there are loads of well-respected and reputable Estate Agents in our Industry.
Unfortunately there are also many inexperienced, fly by night unregistered and unethical rascals out there tarnishing our industry.
Homeowners are urged to check the credentials of an estate agent before making use of their service.
Here are some pointers to assist Homeowners:
GENUINE LEGITIMATE – check if your agent is registered with the EAAB, ask for a copy of their Fidelity Fund Certificate.
EXPERIENCE – how long has he/she been in business, what is their background, experience and qualifications.
HONESTY AND INTEGRITY – check their testimonials ask for a contact list and verify that their testimonials are genuine.
TRACK RECORD – ask for a contact list of past clients and verify
MARKETING – with 95% of all buyers starting their initial search for a new home online it’s vital that your agent and his company have a strong online footprint. Check their company website and their social media links. Some Professional estate agents also have a Personal Webpage, showcasing their professional credentials like, resume, testimonials, mandates, Blogs and videos.