What are your honest thoughts about real estate agents?

Date: 07 March 2018

Have you sold a home before?
How did you choose your real estate agent? Did you go to one of their open homes? Trust a recommendation? Test how they treat prospective purchasers? Were you happy with the outcome? Did you feel confident in the process? Do you think your advertising spend was justified? 
CoreLogic is currently researching Kiwi perceptions about real estate agents, with a new survey focusing on understanding experiences when selling property and how well agents are meeting consumer expectations (or not).
The NZ survey builds upon research conducted by CoreLogic in Australia, which found that while real estate agents suffer generally from a poor public reputation, 66% of the vendors surveyed rated the overall experience of selling their home positively, with 31% claiming it was ‘excellent’ and 35% rating it as ‘good’. 68% of respondents would recommend their agent to friends or family. 
Kylie Davis, the Head of Content at CoreLogic comments: “What I’m really looking forward to understanding is how people judge whether an agent is really great or average. By capturing those insights, the industry can start to deliver more targeted training that encourages adoption of those behaviours.”
The Australian research identified that vendors wanted agents to provide better feedback throughout the sales process, to be accountable, friendly and approachable, to demonstrate how the sale price is determined and provide advice and feedback on how to best sell their home. “It will be interesting to see what the expectations of Kiwi sellers are and how they compare to what we’ve found across the Tasman.” Ms Davis said. 
If you’ve sold a home using an agent, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Everyone who completes the survey will go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $100 vouchers from their choice of Mitre 10, Countdown or New World*.
p.s. if you yourself are considering selling soon, here are some great tips on how to choose your agent, by some of the best in the business. 


*Prize draw terms and conditions apply and can be found here


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