When you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, you need to have a solid agent team on your side that has the unique skillset and experience needed to get you the best bang for your buck. So where do you start? What do you look for in a real estate agent? Here are some things to look for in hiring your listing or buying agent, and how One Oak can bring this unique level of service and expertise to you.

For Sellers

Expertise in getting properties ready to sell (staging, presentation, and marketing).

That is crucial for sellers because the difference between a properly staged and set up home is thousands of dollars to a seller in their pocket at the end of the day. We always say – a can of paint is 50 / 75 bucks in the bucket, but on the wall its worth thousands. As well, you need someone to be able to market your home, more than just throwing up the listing on MLS and putting a sign in the yard. Things like high quality photographs, a captivating write up, virtual tours, pricing strategies, and market knowledge are the key to having a successful home sale.

Bailey’s decades of experience in interior design and home staging, as well as Colin’s education and expertise in all things marketing, pricing, and negotiation, means that you’re getting the best of the best in our community to present your home in the best light possible, and ensure it sells fast, and for top dollar.

For Buyers

Knowledge of the market, of the community and neighbourhoods, and knowledge of the building / reno industry are such important factors that sometimes get forgotten when looking for a buying agent.

You need an agent that knows the ins and outs of the market, as well as knows every square inch of your city or community so that you can be sure you know exactly where you are buying into, and the best time to do so. Buying a house can be overwhelming, and even slightly scary if its your first one. Many homes within a starter budget may need some improvements and updates, and that’s where having someone with building and renovation experience is so valuable.

With Bailey’s experience in home renovations, and design she can walk you though through a potential house, and let you know what the potential is, how it can be renovated, the general cost of what that renovation might look like. Plus, with her contacts and connections in the construction industry, she can point you towards some of the best and most trusted contractors in town to get the job done for you.

Our goal at One Oak is to be there for our clients, in more ways than just putting a sign up, showing a house, and signing papers. We want to ensure you are cared for and looked after every step of the way, so that you can have the best experience possible.

If you’re thinking of listing your home, or are in the market to buy a house, please give us a call. We would love to meet you and chat about how we can be there for you during this process!

Until next time,

Colin & Bailey
The One Oak Team