Selling property can be stressful and choosing the right real estate agent can be one of the most important decisions you make. So how do you sort through the huge number of agencies in the market? Sternbeck's Real Estate director James Harvey choosing local is best.
“It should be no surprise that the majority of sales in the local area actually comes from people who live in the local area,” he said.
“The balance of experience, dedication and knowledge of the local market are key criteria to ensuring the best possible result from the sale of your property.”
Mr Harvey said local agents are also able to respond more quickly to buyer enquiries, saving precious time during the sales process.
A successful house sale also relies heavily on using the best combination of marketing techniques. And while all agents have access to the same marketing options, advertising platforms and software as each other, Mr Harvey said some don’t utilise these effectively.
“People who grew up here, work here and are raising a family here know how great our area is and typically want to stay close to family, friends and work,” he said.
“They do still walk along along Vincent Street and check out real estate windows. They do still read the local newspaper for information on what’s for sale and rent and when the open home times are.
“Having a local agency that not only understands the best advertising options for your property on the global stage yet also covers the local market is the best option to help you sell your property.”
Having operated in Cessnock for over 65 years, Mr Harvey said independent agency Sternbeck’s Real Estate has a unique level of experience and local knowledge, and are experts in real estate in the local area.
“The Sternbeck’s team live, work and play in the town where our real estate agency is, which brings a strong sense of pride and protectiveness toward our community,” he said.
“It’s this attitude and understanding that ensures the team at Sternbeck’s delivers the best service and the best result for clients because they know how better than anyone.”
For more information, visit sternbecks.com.au.