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The Top Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

Here at Harcourts Kingsberry, we understand that the process of buying and selling property in Townsville can be extremely stressful, especially when you don’t have someone to guide you through the process.

This is why we want to highlight the benefits of using a real estate agent to reduce your stress and help your buying or selling process run as smoothly as possible.


One of the biggest advantages of using a real estate agent when you are buying or selling a home is their extensive experience in the field.

Their experience will prove hugely beneficial when it comes to handling important documents and understanding the process.

In some cases, incorrectly filled-out documents can induce extra costs during the buying and selling process, which is why it’s beneficial to have a licensed and experienced professional by your side to prevent any mistakes from occurring.


A real estate agent has extensive knowledge of the housing market in a specific area and tracks its ups and downs to ensure you get the best value for money when selling a home.

Their knowledge is also an advantage in finding your new home as they know what is available for your budget and they have a head-start on houses that are coming onto the market.

Negotiating skills

A combination of the above benefits, but also a standalone benefit to using a real estate agent, is their negotiation skills.

Their extensive training in negotiation ensures that they are better equipped to guarantee you secure the best deal when selling a property.

As it’s their intention to secure the highest possible price when selling your home, they are committed to negotiating tirelessly until reaching a deal with a buyer that you are satisfied with.

Privacy and security

Taking on a real estate agent gives you a greater amount of security when selling a house. Their legal obligation to put the best interest of the client first – guarantees this.

Real estate agents work under a confidentiality agreement which means that the intimate details about your family, your property, and your finances are all confidential.

Having a real estate agent working alongside you allows you to keep the process of buying and selling a property more private.

Simplification of the process

Having a real estate agent on hand to support you and guide you through the lengthy process of selling a home limits the amount of time and stress for you during the process.

Having a real estate agent simplifies the paperwork process, narrows down the time spent searching for your new home or finding an appropriate buyer for your existing home, and on the whole, makes the entire process a lot smoother and stress-free than trying to do it all yourself.

If you are considering selling your property in the Townsville region, you can get in touch with our experienced and professional agents today. We can organise a no-obligation appraisal of your property before you choose the right agent for you.