When we were ready to put our house on the market, we contacted three agents. We asked each of these agents to put together a format of what we (the seller) could expect. From start to finish, costs, advertising, commission, expected price achievable. Over a three day period we had the three agents through our house.
After showing each agent through our house, we asked each of these agents the same question. Why should we choose / trust your company to sell our (pride and joy) house. This seemed to rattle some of them. Through prior homework on who was selling what and for how much in and around our area, we had a favourite in mind.
After the meetings it was very clear. The favourite had fallen behind.
Brad Scot from Smart Real Estate was a stand out with his presentation.
Brad had laid out a foundation solid enough to convince us. Start to finish, what to expect with a few scenarios. Then, tailoring a Marketing Strategy for us.
Now, could he deliver? Within two days Bra
We currently own 4 investment properties. We had 2 of them with 1 agency, and the other two with another agency. Therefore 3 different agencies managing our portfolio.
Brad Scott came over to see us and show us how Smart Real Estate could assist us to manage our portfolio with one agency.
Now we have one property manager and agency to deal with for ALL our properties.
And they also offer a free online website where we can see all our statements, maintenance requests, routine condition reports with photos of the property, and where the rent is paid up to which they update on a daily basis.
Are we happy with the change? YES. Could not recommend the team at Smart Real Estate highly enough. The whole tea, is great and very responsive to all our requests.
The rents have also all been increased due to their expectional marketing. The last 3 agencies all used what looked like Iphone photos. Very dark and we were always disappointed we were not getting the highest price for
We had the team from Smart Real Estate appraise our property for rent at between $400 per week to $440 per week. With their great marketing and photos we had over 60 groups through in the first week. We literally had a line of people right up the block and around the corner. It was like a major event and the neighbours did not know what was going on. They had 3 agents onsite to manage the demand they had generated for our property. After receiving 10 good applications in less then 7 days we decided to go with a strong applicant at $510 per week for 12 months.
Smart Real Estate also manage 2 of our other investment properties too. Those rents have also increased in value also. We are making more money and are very happy with the routine reports and communication we receive from Smart Real Estate on a regular basis. We have changed between 4 agencies over the years, usually changing every 12 months as we are not happy. Tried big chains. Nothappy. But we have been with Smart Real Esta