Choosing a Salesperson
When it comes to selling your lifestyle/rural property it’s essential you choose a salesperson you feel confident with. The right decision can help take the strain off you, minimising your time and maximising your results.
Choosing your salesperson.
- Choose a salesperson who works for a company you know and trust – the reputation and available resources of a company are important. Find out more about Barfoot & Thompson and make sure you feel comfortable with the company you choose.
- Choose a salesperson with knowledge in your style/area of lifestyle property/farming. It is important that the salesperson understand your property to be able to sell it most effectively
- Another great place to start researching is on the internet. There are various ways to do this, one of the easiest is to search the personal profiles on this website. Just select the branch that’s close to you, and then read the profiles to see who you’d like to speak to further.
- Drop into your local branch to speak to someone in person.
- Choose the person you feel most confident in, who understands you and your property.
What should you expect from your salesperson?
The salesperson you choose should provide you with:
- Information about the current market and your local area. This will help you get a good feel for what your house is worth.
- Advise on the best method of sale. There are a number of ways you can sell your home, whether it’s by auction, negotiation or tender your salesperson should be able to talk you through each option and help you decide which method is most suitable for your property and your situation.
- A comprehensive marketing plan. They’ll look into a number of options and put together a plan that is suited to your home and your budget. The plan could cover things like professional photography, signage, online marketing, brochures and flyers, print advertising and open homes.
- Tips on presenting your home. A well presented home will attract more interest and help you get maximum dollar. Your salesperson should be able to advise you on the key things buyers look for in a property.