Finding real estate agents now easier for home loan customers

Searching for a trustworthy real estate agent to help you manage or sell your property can be a real challenge.

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) have partnered with real estate agent comparison website, LocalAgentFinder, to help their customers find and connect with real estate agents suited for their needs.

LocalAgentFinder also allows customers to:

  • View real estate agent fees
  • Receive a free property report on your neighbourhood
  • Find “independent, unbiased information”
  • Read reviews on more than 5,000 agents

CBA General Manager, Carrie Fox, said the partnership will “complement other digital tools for home buyers like the Home Loan Calculator and Property Search”. 

“As Australia’s biggest home lender, we understand that purchasing a new property is about more than just finding a home loan, it’s a broader experience which real estate agents play a big role in.

“In addition to our strong digital offering, this partnership will provide more relevant information and service for customers when they need it to support them through this journey.

“LocalAgentFinder’s platform will give customers an independent comparison and is a good example of Commonwealth Bank partnering with experts to provide more value for our customers to help them realise their property goals,” said Ms Fox. 

LocalAgentFinder Chief Executive Officer, Matt McCann, said the partnership with CBA will “cement real estate agent comparison as the fastest growing channel for agent research and selection”.

”The LocalAgentFinder and CBA Partnership delivers millions more Australians access to a unique consumer offering that removes a key stress point when selling or managing a property – selecting the right agent.  

“LocalAgentFinder’s comparison platform will continue to provide the deepest insights on over 5,000 agents including commission rates, sales performance and independent reviews, making us the most complete offering in the real estate agent comparison market.

“This partnership with the Commonwealth Bank is a great endorsement of our platform,” said Mr McCann.

 

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