How to pick the right real estate agent for you

Don’t get overwhelmed with picking the a real estate agent with our helpful guide. 

Whether you are selling your condominium in Jakarta or looking for a new property in Indonesia, you will need to assistance of a real estate agent. A good agent will be able to ascertain exactly what you need and then deliver the right results.

With so many real estate companies out there it can be difficult to decide who to go with. So we have compiled a list of things to look out for to help with your next move.

1. Recommendations.

There is no better way to judge an agent’s ability than their track record. Personal recommendations from friends, families and colleagues will provide credible proof. However, with the rise of social media and online forums, you will easily be able to reviews people’s previous experiences too.

2. Reputable agent.

Whether you decide to work with a big global brand or a one man band, you need to know that the agent is reputable. Therefore it is necessary to carry out some due diligence on the agent if you have not heard of them before. Have a look online to see when they started, search for reviews and even ask around.

3. Number of listings.

If an agent only has a handful of properties, this could mean that they may not be able to get the exposure that you require. However, an agent with a lot of listings may not be able to devote their time to you. Regardless of the number of listings the most important thing is to look how often the listings change. Regular updates show that they are able to keep on top of their inventory and successfully sell or let properties demonstrating their skill.

4. Response rate.

You want to be able to get hold of your agent quickly. Therefore the first time that you contact them is a test to see how quickly they can respond. This will show their eagerness to do business and attentiveness to you as a customer. Even an agent in a busy market will make time for new opportunity.

5. Friendliness.

There is no need to be best friends with your agent but you do need to get on with them and build a rapport. Buying and selling property is one of the biggest financial transactions you will be involved in so you need to be able to communicate well with your agent to make sure that it happens.

If you are looking for a real estate agent in Indonesia take a look at Dot Property’s extensive listings found online here.