Ray White News Spring 2008 Ray White Toowoomba Spring Update How to choose the best real estate agent Real estate agents will fall over themselves to get your business when you decide to sell a property. This is where their main wealth comes from and they will offer incentive after incentive to tempt you. So, where do you start? Don't assume that the agent giving you the It's simple: if you like and respect your to focus attention on the vendor’s property." highest selling price is the one to trust. agent, and they like and respect you, they Research revealed that the quality of photos Remember, each agent is in competition will do the best job they can to get the highest price for your home and be honest was the most important element buyers with every other agent in the area. If with you. They should be well-presented, a wanted in marketing. 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