Why phone a friend or neighbour? Because all is not as it seems and they are in it for the money.
It’s tricky isn’t it? Life has thrown you a curve ball or you are simply making a huge lifestyle decision because you realize you need to downsize and move on from the home you have lived in forever. When faced with a move out of your home after years of living there and you feel you have no idea who to turn to for advice, it can seem overwhelming. This may not be you yourself who is moving but mum and dad who need you to help them.
Selling a deceased estate can be difficult, that’s why getting the right agent can be important. So, who is the right agent ? With our current focus on helping families, it’s a pleasure to have my colleague, Wendy Russell, Buyers Agent extraordinaire, write an article for me based on her recent and very personal experiences when a family member died late last year. Dealing with a Deceased Estate is not confined to the older generation obviously, but more often than not, we associate the older generation with having to deal with it more frequently than younger members of the family. Here is Wendy’s experience.
Winding up an estate is not just something that older people have to deal with. It can be thrust upon you at any stage in your life. Being prepared is something I’d never thought of until it happened to me.
Selling a deceased estate can be difficult for all involved
When my uncle passed away fairly unexpectedly last year, I was hit for six. Dealing with the death of loved one is never an easy experience and probably not one that twenty or thirty somethings think about until the unexpected happens.Since he had no wife, no kids and no other immediate family other than myself, my sister and my dad, well, it was up to us to make the necessary arrangements to say goodbye.
Would it surprise you if I said that Real Estate Agents are perceived to be amongst the most untrustworthy professional people out there? When ranked against other industries, surveys have shown that the general public place real estate agents extremely low on the trustworthy scale, just one above used car salespeople. What is this saying?
For those who know me, well we can all have a laugh telling real estate jokes around the dinner table and I know it’s just table humour, no offence is taken and it simply rolls off the back. Personally, I find people are hungry for information about property generally and they love to pick my brains! (more…)
How to compare real estate agents – Glitz, Slick and Hype or the REAL DEAL
When words and actions don’t match, we often wonder why and what on earth is going on inside that person’s head. I can’t tell you the number of times I have come across this very scenario in real estate…
Tell me, who can relate to this?
Mr and Mrs Seller are looking for an agent who is honest, trustworthy, experienced, has a good reputation and is willing to work hard for them. They have come to you off the back of a referral and after meeting with them and establishing a good rapport (or what you thought was a good connection) you know you’ve got this one sealed. You’re really looking forward to working with these sellers because you know just how much value you can give them and cannot wait to begin marketing their property and taking the happy snap with them as you put the sold sticker across the for sale sign. (more…)
Why A Solution Trumps A Sale – 5 Things Sellers MUST Ask Before Signing Anything
How many hats is your real estate agent wearing? I don’t mean the pieces of cloth you place on your head for fashion or to keep the sun off, but the roles that a true professional plays for their clients.
Throughout the duration of my selling career in Brisbane Inner Southern Suburbs and Tarragindi as an independent real estate agent, I have been asked to wear many “hats” by my clients, some of whom would be blind to see that their selling process involved a mediator, realist, negotiator, trusted friend, confident, and finally, a real estate salesperson. (more…)
The long held debate over who is the better agent; the boutique independent real estate agent or the national franchise agency has come to life once again following this week’s chain of events for me.
I like to describe the business of real estate similar to that of waves rolling in with an incoming and outgoing tide. Some weeks are busy, whilst others are quiet. Whilst one week can be filled with meeting sellers, the next can be consumed with educating buyers.
For me, the week that has been could certainly be described as an educational week.
When the time comes to sell your home or investment property, so too comes the very difficult decision in choosing the right real estate agent. With so many real estate agents all fighting for the business of sellers, how on earth do you know who is right to represent you? Despite many other factors that should be considered, one thing that often comes to mind for a seller is the decision to choose whether to list with a big agency (often a franchise) or an independent agent.
There has long been debate between rival real estate companies on who is better equipped to manage a sale and achieve better results for the client.
4 Questions to Ask an Agent that Instantly Qualifies Them for the Job
When it comes to selling your home, home owners are presented with an array of decisions to be made. The toughest of all is deciding on which real estate agent to enlist the services of when the time comes to sell and since there is practically an agent on every corner these days, shuffling through the different names and faces can be somewhat overwhelming, especially to a first time seller who knows no one in real estate.