Many agents tell their clients what they want to hear, but my thoughts are you shouldn’t believe them, including me for that matter too.
The only way to predict your future selling outcome is to look back at what the agent has done in the recent past and hear from those clients. You should see their past results, selling statistics and be able to chat directly with their past clients.
Sam Buchanan is in his 10th year with Independent Property Group as a senior real estate sales agent
Sam is an energetic, ambitious, committed & highly motivated individual. Since entering the world of real estate at the age of 18, Sam has always thrived on the challenge of achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.
Sam has always loved real estate. He purchased his first property off plan at the age of 20, his second property, an investment property at the age of 22 with his third at the age of 25.
In 2016, 74% of Sam’s business was repeat & referral based.
Being nearly 3 in 4 homes sold, this is evidence of Sam’s continued ability to deliver on his promises.
Having been considering selling our family home for some years, I had met with many agents to get a good feel for what each one offered.
Sam was by no means the cheapest, in fact he was double what others had quoted me.
The sale was a little different to your standard as I’m in the real estate industry too, I wanted to do all the photos and walk thru video with my chosen photographers. In addition I wanted to write my own marketing and had strong ideas on how we should approach the sale. Instead of disagreeing, Sam just got on board and worked with me.
Sam was successful in listing Thursday, opening both Saturday and Sunday and presented us with an offer we accepted on Tuesday. This was a great outcome for our family as anyone with young children would know how hard it is to keep your home show ready. I chose Sam over the other agents because he was working for us and from the time I first contacted him about another of our properties, he has consistently stayed in contact updating me every 4-6 months on other sales. I knew he would do the same with the potential buyers. Other agents did not do this. They came and we were forgotten.
Our beautiful home would sell itself, but I believe other agents would have brought me lower offers as he did the hard work negotiating with the buyer upfront before he came to us.
I think it is important that you do this research before selecting an agent. If you are considering selling, do your homework, don’t shop on their price but their value and Sam is an excellent negotiator. All the best Sam!
Sian Day – Owner, Property Difference – Property Management
Sam prides himself on the way he conducts the promotion of his sellers homes. He utilises the Friendly Auction System which is designed to make the process of buying at auction easier, more informed and transparent with the agent.
One of the things buyers appreciate the most is the publishing of price guides and talk openly with buyers about pricing of the home, which is then updated throughout the campaign from feedback by interested parties week by week to provide buyers and sellers with a more accurate indication of the sell price on auction day.
Sam can also help buyers organise:
- Private showings outside of the allocated open homes if those days/times are not suitable.
- A free finance meeting with a senior broker from Clarity home loans who will ensure finances are in order by auction day if given a couple of weeks notice. Continue reading “Friendly Auctions – because any other auction is ‘unfriendly’”