Using an agent

A key to successfully selling your home is choosing the right agent. Before making your choice, we suggest you talk to three agents and:

  • make sure they have a valid licence by doing a licence check online or over the phone on 13 32 20
  • get a list of all their fees
  • ensure they are covered by a professional indemnity insurance policy
  • find out if they have a good knowledge of your area
  • ask if they adhere to a code of ethics
  • get quotes from them regarding their commission, fees and charges
  • ask them what their fees, charges and services cover - these usually cover the time they spend promoting and selling your home, advertising and promotion costs and administrative costs
  • ask them how they plan to promote your home - newspaper advertisements, letterbox drops, open houses etc.

There must be a written contract between the seller and the agent, called an agency agreement.

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