If you are new to the Property Market, then chances are, you don’t know much about Property Agents, and what differentiates a Good Property Agent from a Great Property Agent. If you've been around the block, literally, with a few property agents, then you'll know the importance of choosing a Property Professional that will make your life easier. There are also many pitfalls in trying to sell or buy privately, like lack of exposure, market knowledge and pricing ability; lack of experience and legal knowledge; unqualified buyers, etc.
"It is very difficult for private sellers to establish the financial capabilities of potential buyers so they don't waste time with people who won't qualify for a loan, people who don't have enough cash for the deposit and transfer fees or worse, people who are trying to 'scam' them into giving them occupation of their homes." Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group
Chas Everitt Cape Agulhas is part of the Leading International Property Group Chas Everitt International, and we pride ourselves in offering exceptional service. Our Property Agents are not your average agents and our clients will testify to that.
8 Important Characteristics of a Proper Property Pro:
1. Communication Skills
Chas Everitt Property Professionals have one thing in common, they are excellent communicators. They can communicate to people from all walks of life. They listen more than they talk, and therefore has a much better understanding of what a client may need. A great agent should be asking all the questions, not the other way around. Great Estate Agents keep their Property buyers and sellers in the loop. The Property market is time-sensitive, and an agent that keeps you updated about your current buying or selling situation will save you money and time.
2. Client Centered
Chas Everitt Property Professionals are Client Centered and genuinely passionate about getting Property sellers the best deal and finding Property buyers their perfect home. Always offering that little bit extra and going the extra mile for their clients. Because they care about their clients, they always offer quick and timely responses. Chas Everitt Property Pro's act for the seller, not the buyer, and therefore always act with your best interest at heart, all the time. Because property buyers or sellers don’t always know enough about the industry we will give the best advice, and never expose them to unnecessary risk. It is important for an agent to follow the ethical codes of the Property Industry and it is, therefore, safer for the property seller to get an exclusive mandate with an Estate Agent. This makes the agent fully responsible for the marketing of the property, and in full service of the seller.
3. Knowledge of the Area
The best Estate Agents have great local knowledge, making them a local Property expert. This means we can advise Property sellers how to best market their property, as well as highlight the wonderful things that our area has to offer to potential Property buyers. Our Property Agents live in the areas of Struisbaai, L’Agulhas, Bredasdorp and Napier, which means their knowledge is unparalleled. Local knowledge plays a huge part in the success of any Property sale.
4. The Art of Negotiation
The qualities of a Chas Everitt Property Professional includes having the art of negotiation and the tenacity to follow through. An agent that will leave no stone unturned in the search for the right buyer, and is prepared to go the extra mile, even if that means conducting a viewing at short notice for you on a Sunday evening. What makes a great Property Agent is someone that is not afraid to speak up. Acting on behalf of the seller as if it was their own home, an accomplished negotiator who always fights in your corner and gets the results.
5. Honesty & Integrity
Chas Everitt Property Professionals do not shy away from the truth and are willing to tell you things that you don’t necessarily would like to hear. If the seller is unrealistic about the value of their home or has presented it poorly, a great Property Agent must be prepared to tell them. Sometimes it is a delicate home truth that is all that is needed to seal the deal. Chas Everitt Property Professionals will always work in the interest of sellers and buyers and will never do anything unethical.
6. Well Organised
Chas Everitt Cape Agulhas, operate under the banner of Chas Everitt International, a larger well-established agency with a whole team of professionals. This offers many advantages, like larger marketing and advertising budgets, more powerful website offerings, group buyer referral programmes, and much wider overall marketing exposure for your Property. We offer the added advantage of a well-oiled office infrastructure and organisational know-how and administration.
7. Hard-working & Tenacious
Your Property Agent should be hardworking, and always proactive. The Chas Everitt Property Professionals never rest until they have found the perfect buyer for your Property. Calling potential buyers, communicating with existing customers and constantly chasing new leads. Offering 110% service, 110% of the time!
8. Strong Sales History
At Chas Everitt Cape Agulhas we are not afraid to give you our last clients as references. Testimonies from both sellers and buyers are important. We also don’t mind answering questions like - How many of the agent’s listings failed to sell? How long were the properties they sold on the market? What is the agent’s marketing and after-sales plan? How often do they provide feedback on marketing efforts? Whilst sales volume is important – make sure the quality component is present as well.
Chas Everitt Property Professionals also understand the important role we play in our communities, and we continually do our part to keep ourselves and everyone around us safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are committed to keep offering our professional property services at full capacity, and concluding successful transactions while staying safe.
Selling a house can be an extremely daunting task. You need a team you can trust. Talk to us about your Property needs and get a Chas Everitt Property Professionals on your side.