How to Tell Good Property Agents from Bad Ones

By Property Soul (Guest Contributor)

After I sold one of my properties exclusively by my property agent, another agent who used to lease that property for me learned about it and said, “What? Only $XXX,XXX? I could have easily sold thirty to fifty thousand higher for you!”

I know how the deal can be pushed higher. There are many agents and owners in this market who will do anything to sell properties at the top price.

But I am also aware that these transactions almost always come with special conditions — that I don’t think is worth taking the risk. But even without any condition, I am not keen to bag that extra tens of thousands from another offer.

The peace of mind from engaging the service of someone whom I can truly trust is beyond money.

Over the years, my agent was the one who coordinated between my …