Why You Should Mystery Shop Your Agents

Article by Tania Butler-Kemp December 19, 2022
Why You Should Mystery Shop Your Agents

You know that feeling when you find the perfect pair of jeans?

The ones that fit just right and seem to hug you in allllll the right places without cutting off your very important oxygen circulation. It's a true emotional medley, a mix of elation, joy and deep satisfaction rolled into one. This is how we believe you should feel when you find your perfect Real Estate Agent.

You know that feeling when you find the perfect pair of jeans? The ones that fit just right and seem to hug you in allllll the right places without cutting off your very important oxygen circulation.. It's a true emotional medley, a mix of elation, joy and deep satisfaction rolled into one. This is how we believe you should feel when you find your perfect Real Estate Agent.

Finding a Real Estate agent who is on your team, shares your vision (and preferably your sense of humour) is no easy feat. In today’s marketplace where agents are inundated with enquiries finding your perfect fit can feel impossible. Enter stage left, mystery shopping.

Now before you climb up to your moral high ground, this is not technically lying. More of a little game of make believe for the common good of your property selling journey. Simply ask a friend or family member to “mystery shop” the agent you are considering by reaching out to them and see what type of response, if any, they receive. This presents the perfect opportunity to gauge an agent's vibe, sus out their guide prices and get any questions answered that aren’t readily available in their FAQ. The mystery shop activity gives you the opportunity to scope out a few options without having to commit any real details or deal with the follow up.

Another stop on this shopping trip is to visit one of their open homes. This is the perfect way to gain insight in how the agent in question operates. Take note - how have they set it up? How many agents are there? Are they properly pushing the features & benefits of the property? Or if you think your home would likely go to auction, why not attend one of their auctions and monitor the auctioneer? When do they turn up, how do they engage their bidders and most importantly do they push to get the highest sale price possible?

Now we know this may all seem a little OTT, but trust us, the right fit is worth it.