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The Paddington Real Estate Agent Showing That Boutique is Better
By: Turner Property
It's a word often used in fashion, to describe outlets that are niche, original and sophisticated. If you're not into fashion, you might be wary that a "boutique" real estate agent is going to be expensive.
But that isn't how we use the term. For us, boutique means shunning the cut and paste marketing and service style of the major agents and providing a more customised approach. Contrary to being more expensive, our service is a similar price to other professional agents but delivers better results. Why? Because we choose targeted advertising. We put more time into sourcing and nurturing buyers. We listen to what you want from the arrangement and we deliver. A generic real estate agent is the truly expensive option in real estate because it wastes your money and time.
Sometimes people choose the option of a generic agent because of the fame of the franchise. However, buyers fall in love with homes, not agents. We all have access to the same portals, media and other tools to sell your home. The difference with a boutique real estate agent is that they will tailor those settings to what you genuinely need. And they will put more time into their relationship with you and each potential buyer to make the transaction happen.
You'll generally find a boutique agent can be more innovative than others because they're not constrained by the structure and bureaucracy of a large franchise. They also work harder for you as you're not one of thousands in their client book. You're instead part of a small and valued group of clients that they are working diligently to satisfy.
Because a boutique agency is small, it can only employ high performing real estate agents that get results. It simply doesn't make economic sense to have an agent on the team who can't deliver for their clients and the business. Unfortunately, larger franchises don't have to be as disciplined. The law of averages means you can sometimes find agents who aren't as committed or as competent in selling your home and there's a possibility that your file lands on their desk – with predictably average results.
While the boutique set-up delivers more value than the generic option, it depends on your real estate agent having the experience and competence to do a great job.
Alison Turner is an accomplished, award winning Paddington real estate agent who completes an average of 60 settlements per year, focusing on the inner city and north Brisbane. She saw that there was a gap in the area for a genuine boutique real estate agent and established Turner Property to meet that need.
To learn more, visit https://www.turnerproperty.co/