The agent first of all opens a seller’s account with different auction services. There are no fixed rules, because every auction website or company may have entirely different requirements for a seller’s account.
It is very important for the agent to have an online payment account, so he/she collects selling fees once the item is sold. An agent is also required to have business references, because no auction site accepts any deal without it.
The auction listing agent builds reputation slowly. No website accepts any major deal from an agent, who does not have any prior selling experience. The agent is bound to complete each transaction promptly to earn positive feedback.
The auction companies rate the agents by analysing their feedback. If you are looking for an agent, make sure his/her feedback score is at least 100, with 98 percent positive feedback.
It is hard to keep this as a part-time profession, because the auction companies demand at least 10 deals within the first three months.
The trading agent offers a lengthy contract to the clients at the time of selling. Nobody should sign the contract without reading it thoroughly. There is no shortage of scams in this field, therefore one should always sell the items to a reputed and experienced agent.