Selling your Home? Then you want to pick the Right Agent!

How to pick the right estate agent to make your home sale a real success

When you’re selling your much-loved home, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is which estate agent to go with. Do you choose a local independent or a large national agency? Is it better to trust your sale to a long-standing high street agent or a newer, online-based company? Who’s going to get you the right buyer, the best price but also be there to answer all your questions when you need them to?

Like so much in life, it’s a combination of due diligence and gut feeling. Having the right estate agent as your selling partner can make the difference between an ‘okay’ sale and a great one, so take your time deciding.

Once you’ve got a clear idea of why you’re selling, your ideal timescale and your future plans, it’s time to do some online research. You can find out a lot about an agent and their marketing by checking out their own website, social Media Pages and the portals they list their homes on. Different agents tend to have different ‘core’ markets – meaning there are certain types of home they tend to sell more of – so find out who’s selling homes like yours.

After you’ve narrowed down the choices, there’s the face-to-face meeting. This gives you the chance to find out more about the agent’s knowledge and expertise and get their opinion on how much you should be selling for. You’ll also be able to get a good feel for the people behind the company and how they deal with their clients on a personal level.

If you’d like to speak to me about how we can help you move, I’d love to hear from you! Call me directly on 01234 290685 or email bedford@belvoir.co.uk, and I’ll get right back to you.