Although we would love to help you sell your home, and even though there are many advantages in doing so, you don’t have to use a real estate agent.
Keep in mind, though, that over 90% of home sellers do use an agent because they believe the service they receive and the price achieved made the investment worth it.
Advantages of using an Agent:
Then make appointments to interview at least three local agents to discuss how they can help you and to give you a valuation on your property.
A word of WARNING... when asking how much your home is worth focus on the answer very carefully to determine if the agent is giving you a realistic market estimate or just telling you what you want to hear.
The agents should be providing you with up to date examples of property sales in your area.
It’s vital that the estimate is accurate because buyers will be discouraged if the price is set too high.
Once you've made a decision on which agency you want to sell through, give them a call and ask for them to arrange the paperwork.
To appoint an agent to sell your property, a Property Occupations Form 6 – Appointment and reappointment of a property agent, resident letting agent or property auctioneer (PO Form 6) must be completed and signed.
This is a Queensland Government appointment form and should be used for all services provided by a property agent or resident letting agent.
Your appointed agent will provide you with the necessary paperwork.