What to ask before engaging a buyer’s agent/ buyer’s advocate

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Field and experience
Look for agents who have a minimum of 24 months experience in the particular area that you are interested in. It is also worth finding out about their most recent purchases.

Check with the relevant state’s department of fair trading to ensure they are appropriately licensed and insured. They should also have the relevant qualifications.

Membership of the Real Estate Buyers’ Agents Association of Australia
If they aren’t a member, ask why not. REBAA is Australia’s only national professional association for buyer’s agents. In order to become a member, agents must go through a stringent process. Once an agent is a member, they have to adhere to a strict code of conduct.

Contacts / Network
A good agent will have a wide network of selling agents to access properties off-market and earlier than the general public. They should also be able to connect with you the representatives of complementary professions.

A proven track record, the longer the better.
Ask for references from recent clients who you can contact to discuss their experience with the agent. Look them up on Google to see what other people are saying about their experiences.

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