We go to great pains to make it quite clear that we are NOT Real Estate agents. We don’t sell houses – we manage them on behalf of the owners. We’ve noticed however, in a market as hot as the one we are presently experiencing, that some agents are becoming a bit complacent. To them we say – ‘it won’t always be like this’ so treat your clients and business associates well. They all have long memories. Here are some stats from REINZ on the apparent value of using an agent versus selling privately, based on the eventual sale price of properties sold using agents and sold privately. In 2015 you would have been 8% better off by using an agent, 2016 11%, 2017 12%, 2018 5%, 2019 6% and 15% better off in 2020.
Selling privately versus using an agent: National Propertyscouts