Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Be confident you choose a real estate agent who is knowledgeable and has a team of trustworthy people behind them who will work together to guide you through the selling and buying process.
Indeed, a great real estate agent will make the process less stressful. They’ll also increase your chances of getting a better price and selling as quickly as possible. They’ll leave you happy, with no regrets.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a real estate agent, and share where to find the best in Belconnen.
What makes a great real estate agent?
A great real estate agent has years of experience, and knowledge of your local area. This means knowing exactly how your property stands out.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a real estate agent in Belconnen.
- Communication. One hallmark of success is communication. You’ll want a real estate agent who gives you all the essential information, and answers all your questions, in a timely manner. This way you can make confident decisions.
- Client focused. A great real estate agent puts you first. Make sure your agent is committed to listening and meeting your needs.
- Reputation. Do your research to determine the real estate agent’s reputation. Check online for reviews and ask your potential agent for references from previous clients.
- Experience. The real estate market can change rapidly so you want an agent who is experienced and can adapt quickly. Importantly, this is an agent who has experience selling your type of property, and who knows your area and all that it offers.
- Honesty. The best real estate agents tell the truth about your property and the market, even if it’s not what you’re expecting to hear. They’re realistic and open so you’re not surprised or disappointed down the track.
The best real estate agents in Belconnen
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Multiple award-winning McIntyre Property, founded in 2007, is now well established in the Canberra real estate market. The team of highly successful sales agents and property managers, and their support staff, put people first and property second. The agency provides friendly, reliable and professional service. When selling properties, McIntyre Property aims for the best price possible in the quickest time possible.
McIntyre Property’s hard work has not gone unnoticed. This agency has won a number of industry awards over the years, including the Small and Medium Residential Agency of the Year, and Sales Agent of the Year (both from REIACT, the Real Estate Industry ACT).
On Google, David Reid wrote, “Colin was honest and open from the time of appraisal to settlement; updating us along the way and achieving almost $100,000 more than the asking price, all within one week of coming onto the market!”
LJ Hooker Kippax knows the local area through and through. Franchise owner Sandra Masters has a large team of real estate professionals who go that extra mile to provide high-quality and knowledgeable service to all clients, whether buyers, investors, sellers or renters.
Listening to client needs and desires is key. Armed with what clients are aiming for, LJ Hooker Kippax works diligently to support them to have the best real estate result possible.
LJ Hooker Kippax’s dynamic team is proactive with friendly, expert advice. The team also works hard to support the local community, giving back in many ways, including through the LJ Hooker Foundation.
Bethany Lovett wrote on Google, “Jenna was friendly, professional and enthusiastic! She worked above and beyond for me and supported me every step of the way. Jenna made the whole process comfortable and easy, and really showed she cared. Outstanding and truly warm, I would recommend Jenna to anyone wanting to purchase a house.”
home.byholly is a dynamic, full-service, boutique real estate agency delivering innovative, creative and exceptional outcomes. Founded by long-time Canberran and former school teacher Holly Komorowski, home.byholly provides a positive, knowledgeable and personal approach to real estate. The boutique agency is a team of creative residential property experts.
With an innovative marketing methodology – evident in its branding, property videos and website – home.byholly makes listings stand out. The team is living proof that real estate agents can be authentic, genuine, friendly and effective.
home.byholly has won the AREA 2018 National Residential Campaign of the Year and 2017 National Residential Campaign of the Year.
On Google, Lexie Webster wrote, “We made the right decision to put the selling of our much-loved home in the hands of Holly and her team. Holly was outstanding in her professionalism and the whole process from pre-listing to sale was stress free. Thanks for making this experience easy …”
The team behind LJ Hooker Kaleen knows the Belconnen real estate market exceptionally well. Franchise owner Tim Russell inspires his team of property professionals to service buyers, investors, sellers, as well as those looking to rent in Belconnen, with great passion and care.
LJ Hooker Kaleen conducts extensive market research and is on hand to provide clients with sound advice and options. Communications is key and LJ Hooker Kaleen keeps clients well informed every step of the way.
Giving back to the local community is a priority for LJ Hooker Kaleen.
Debby Booth wrote on Google, “Tim Russell made our journey selling our home so much easier than we thought. His knowledge of the real estate market is exceptional. He is very professional in what he does but at the same time has a personal touch that shows he really does care about his clients when selling their home.”
McGrath’s North Canberra Real Estate is an award-winning team of local agents and property investment managers committed to the communities of Belconnen, Gungahlin and the Inner North. McGrath’s team, underpinned by technology, marketing, support and community, focuses on delivering exceptional client experiences and premium results by making the process of buying, selling and renting easier.
On Google, Peter Russell wrote, “As they say … results talk. The rest is an excuse. Extremely happy in achieving a quick sale with no fuss.”
With widespread experience in the real estate industry in Canberra and surrounding regions, the team at Independent Belconnen has a complete understanding of the local market. Independent Belconnen is an office with strong ethics. Its diverse team strives for continual success by focusing on client objectives.
George Tremopoulos wrote on Google, “We have dealt with Matt Peden for many years. He and his team are diligent, polite, get fantastic results and are a real pleasure to do business with.”
If you’re looking for more information on real estate in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best real estate agents in Canberra, Woden, South Canberra, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and North Canberra. You might also like our article on the best property managers and the best mortgage brokers Canberra has to offer.
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