What Should You Look for in a Real Estate Agent when Selling Your Property?

May 2022

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What Should You Look for in a Real Estate Agent when Selling Your Investment Property? 

It’s important to find the right person to sell your property. We look at the top five qualities to look for in a real estate agent. 

1. Knowledge 

Your real estate agent should be a property expert who can help guide your decisions at each stage of the sales process. A good real estate agent will understand the NZ housing market, know your local area and be able to advise you on the method of sale that is right for your property. They will also be up-to-date on local planning changes, council compliances and property law. 

Read more on Which Method of Sale is Right for Your Property? 

2. Experience 

Experience is a key quality for a real estate agent. The best real estate agents have an established network of contacts, an understanding of what motivates buyers and a proven track record.  

3. Great people skills 

Excellent people skills are essential for successful real estate agents. Great agents are not only easy to talk to but great listeners. A top agent will understand your needs as well as the needs of potential buyers. They will be able to adapt their communication style and communicate with you through your chosen medium, be it phone call, email or text message. They’ll also be available to talk when it’s important to get in touch. 

4. Negotiation skills 

Being an excellent negotiator is important to ensure you’ll receive the best deal possible. A top agent will be tenacious, follow up on every lead and go the extra mile to answer questions. They’ll also be able to sell the dream of owning your property and be great at closing deals, but will do so with honesty and integrity. 

5. Integrity 

A great real estate agent will be able to build trust with both vendors and buyers. They will display great integrity and a top work ethic, resulting in creating strong relationships. Reputation is important to top agents, and client satisfaction is always their number one goal. 


If you look for the above five qualities in a real estate agent, you will be well on the road to a stress-free, successful sale. If you’re looking to sell your investment property or are after some straightforward and practical advice on property management issues, contact the Crockers Property Management team at pm@crockers.co.nz


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