Is there a cost to your service ?
Our service is free of charge to you.
How is your service free of charge ?
Appoint an Agent enters into an agreement with the Sales Agent selected to sell your property. Upon the sale of your property the Sales Agent will then share a small proportion of the commission that you pay to them with us. This is fully disclosed to you up front. This is a very common and legitimate practice in the real estate industry, whether it be between agencies or within agencies.
Do you negotiate sales agent’s commissions ?
We ask the sales agent’s for their best commission rates when they are pitching for the listing, and will usually negotiate further.
Do you have a real estate licence ?
Yes, we have a NSW corporation real estate agents licence (No. 1721053), and principal Henry Wilkinson holds a full NSW real estate agents licence (No. 1177271) .
What experience do you have ?
We have been involved in over $1.5 Billion worth of property transactions over the past 23 years as both Buyers Agents and in assisting vendors. Henry Wilkinson was a committee member and treasurer of the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) for 4 years, and also spent 2 years on the Buyers Agents Chapter of the NSW Real Estate Institute.
What do I have to sign ?
When initially engaging Appoint My Agent, it is not necessary to sign a formal agreement. At the time of signing a sales agency agreement with an appointed sales agent, Appoint My Agent signs a sub agency agreement with that sales agent.
Is this a new service ?
Vendor Advocacy and Sales Advisory services have been around for over 15 years in the Australian real estate industry. Initially more prevalent in Melbourne, this service has become an important part of the Sydney real estate scene.
Is there any fee if I don’t sell my property ?
No, the sales commission is only payable to the Sales Agent if you exchange contracts and sell your property. You may have some marketing and advertising expenses incurred though if you have already signed off on a marketing program with the appointed sales agent.
Can you assist me outside of NSW ?
Yes, we have affiliate firms that can assist in the other state capital cities and regional centres.
Do real estate agents like working with you ?
We have excellent relationships with all the sales agents we recommend. We have worked successfully with these agents on many occasions and they are all keen to ensure that our clients are well looked after and receive a great sale price to ensure our continued support.
Are you aligned to any real estate agency or network ?
No, we are totally independent. We are 100% committed to recommending the very best Sales Agent in your local area and have no allegiance to any real estate network.
Do you have any conflict of interest with your buyers agency Homesearch Solutions ?
No, we have never had a buyer client looking for the same type of property as one we are assisting to sell through Appoint An Agent. If this situation were to occur, we would not accept the new client and would refer them to a trusted independent colleague. Our whole business is built on trust.
How are you different to other vendor advocates ?
Many other vendor advocates are located in remote locations, use databases rather than have personal knowledge, and are only involved in the initial selection of an agent. At Appoint An Agent we have a hands on role through the whole selling process and personally know the real estate agents that we are appointing.