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WHAT MAKES A GOOD REAL ESTATE AGENT?

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A good agent can make a stressful situation tolerable, even enjoyable. By Peter O'Malley
As a seller and a buyer
Knowing what constitutes a good agent, as both a vendor and purchaser, will assist you in achieving the best outcome for your sale or purchase of real estate in a stress free manner. Make no mistake; the wrong agent can turn a stressful situation into a downright dreadful situation. But a good agent can make a stressful situation tolerable and sometimes even enjoyable.
What constitutes a good agent for a seller may not necessarily mean that they would be a good agent for a buyer and vice versa. For example, if an agent is incapable of achieving a buyer’s highest price for a property, the seller’s loss becomes the buyer’s gain. It is therefore very worthwhile identifying separately, what makes a good agent for a seller and what makes a good agent for a buyer.

From a seller’s point of view 
A good agent will always tell you what you need to know and not what you want …