At LocalAgentFinder, you can compare commission rates, sales history, performance data, marketing strategies and homeowner reviews to help you choose an agent based on their overall profile, rather than just how much their fees are.
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We provide you with agents based on your property requirements and preferences, and we charge all agents the same fee whether they are in metropolitan Melbourne or country Victoria.
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Currently, Victoria has one of the strongest real estate markets in Australia, with median house prices continuing to grow steadily across the state. There was no downward trend in 2017 due to strong jobs growth in Melbourne, mostly due to interstate and overseas migrants continuing to flock to the city in large numbers.
Victoria has some of the lowest agent commission rates in the country as it is a highly competitive market. In Melbourne, the average commission rate is particularly low and sits below the state average. This should make finding a real estate agent who charges reasonable fees much easier if you are selling your home in 2018.
The Victorian market is highly competitive, providing reason for why the average real estate commission rate is 2.05%, below the national average. Typically, this drives costs associated with hiring an agent downwards.
However, the cost of hiring an agent is only one of a number of factors to consider when comparing real estate agents in your area. Real estate markets vary widely across Victoria, with local economies being impacted by a variety of different factors. So as well as finding a real estate agent who charges affordable fees, you need to find one who has their finger on the local economic pulse as well.
the agent should possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the local real estate market - including average prices, current demand, buyer demographics and length of time it takes to sell.
they should be able to demonstrate a strong history of successful sales in your local area, ideally in the last year or so.
the agent's experience should be in the sale of properties similar to yours (i.e. three bedroom homes rather than corporate tower blocks), so they have a better idea of ways to successfully market and sell the property.
customer testimonials are the best insight you can gain on an agent. Such reviews will provide the best indication of what your experience will likely be.
they should belong to an agency that has adequate resources, and a positive track record of successful sales in your area.
how the agent plans to sell your property will give you an indication of whether they know what they're doing.
they must be quietly confident in what they do in order to inspire confidence in others and they should be approachable and able to engage with potential buyers on their own level.
Our easy-to-use interface makes searching for your ideal agent a breeze. Simply fill in your property details and tell us your requirements and preferences to get started.
LocalAgentFinder has the most comprehensive set of agent fees and commissions data in the country, helping you compare among other factors.
LocalAgentFinder will recommend top agents, and help you connect with your agent of choice. But ultimately, you have the control and we'll only connect you with your chosen agent when you're ready.
Get a real sense of an agent's personality by comparing their skills and attributes as reviewed by other homeowners like you, as well as looking at agent videos uploaded by agents themselves.