How to choose the right Cape realty agent to sell your home

PUBLISHED 22 OCT 2018   

How to choose the right Cape realty agent to sell your home

Choosing the right Cape realty agent to sell your home could make the difference between a quick sale and no sale. Here’s what to look for in a great property agent.

Putting your house on the market in Cape Town can be quite daunting and it’s not all about how to stage your home to sell it. If you’re thinking of selling your home, choosing the right Cape realty agent is an essential first step.

With the right agent on the job, your property will be priced to sell, marketed well, and with any luck, sold ASAP. But how do you know if the agent you’re dealing with is the right fit for you?

At Cape Realty, we believe in professionalism and putting our clients first - and we think every estate agent should too. Here’s our quick guide to finding a good property agent as you get ready to sell your home.

Trusting your agent: first impressions count.

Selling your home is serious business - and you need an agent you can trust.

When you first meet your agent, look out for these positive qualities.

  • Professionalism - from politeness to punctuality, your agent should be professional at all times.
  • A genuine interest in your home - your agent should be interested and eager to market your home. If you feel like you’re “just one more client”, you may want to keep looking.
  • Education - your agent should have a strong knowledge of the real estate industry - and the certificates to prove it.
  • A great rapport - if you’re not comfortable with the agent you meet, trust your gut feeling and move on.

Low commissions don’t always mean big savings

One of the biggest questions that homeowners have is about agent’s commission.

The fact that an agent is charging 5% instead of 6%, doesn’t mean you’ll end up with more money in your pocket. Here’s why.  

  • A good agent with a higher commission will probably put more energy into securing a better price and a faster sale.
  • That translates to a lot more profit on the sale of your home - and you’ll be happy to pay a slightly higher commission if that’s the case.
  • Saving 1% through an agent who cuts corners on marketing and has a less effective network may result in no sale - or a property that sits on the market for months.

Overall, your ideal agent is a caring, professional partner in the sale of your home - and that’s the standard that all of our agents hold themselves to.

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, we’d love the opportunity to serve you.
Contact us today - the Cape Realty team is waiting to assist you!

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