How To Choose Your Estate Agent

Selling your house is a big decision so it makes sense that you’re going to want to ensure you’re happy with who you choose to sell it for you. Throughout the UK there are a number of different options to choose from – your local independent, a branch of a regional or national agent, or some of the more well-known online agents. So how do you choose who is most likely to be successful for you and your individual property and circumstances?

What Estate Agents Do You Like?

When you think about estate agents, are there any that spring to mind straight away? Make a list of companies that you’re interested in working with and of course a note of any that you really wouldn’t want to work with.

What Other Estate Agents Are There?

Don’t just go with estate agents that you already know, do some research and see what estate agents operate in your local area. Have a look at what they offer & whether it matches your needs – if it does then add them to the list!

Do Some Research

Now that you have an idea of some estate agents that you may like to work with, start to do some research. You can look at review websites and social media. Social media is a great place to start because it gives you an idea of what their customer service is like, how helpful they are and even what sort of properties they promote. Have a look at the property adverts they already have online – what are the photos like? Do they have good descriptions? Are they showing enthusiasm in their adverts?

What Do You Get?

You’ll want to look at what each estate agent offers and what you’re going to get from their services. Here at Knock Knock, we’re proud to include everything – professional photos, floor plans, accompanied viewings, for sale board and support from an expert local agent. We’re interested in helping you achieve the best possible price for your property – we know how important this is and so our fee structure truly incentivises this. We pride ourselves in fantastic customer service and no compromise in any of the services we offer.

We ensure that you’re matched with proceedable buyers by encouraging virtual pre-viewings in the first instance – all the more important with the current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines in place. We’ve invested in top-notch technology, which means items delivered to you in a slick manner, which no paper – much easier for keeping organised!

When it comes to selling your house, we understand that you’ll want an effective, no-hassle service and that is what we offer. You’re likely to have very many happy memories in the home you’re selling and you deserve to be able to sell this and buy your new dream home as smoothly as possible.

Do You Trust Them?

Putting your faith in an estate agent to sell your property is a big deal. You’ll want to make sure it is a company that you can trust. You’re relying on them on so much of a big part of your life, so this is important. We work closely with Gazeal, which helps to protect both buyers and sellers throughout the whole of the property transaction.

Sellers fill in a key information pack about their property which is given to any seriously interested buyers. This gives them much more information than your standard property advert including information on utilities, broadband services, planning history, boilers and the property roof.

By giving this information to buyers at the early stages it speeds up the conveyancing process once an offer is agreed and a buyer reservation agreement is set up. This helps to reduce the number of aborted transactions, win-win for everyone involved!

Are They Available?

If you’re working closely with an estate agent to sell your property then you should expect to be able to get hold of them when you need to. If you enquire with them now, how soon do they get in touch? Take a look at opening hours, how you would contact them if you needed; does the local estate agent seem approachable?. Don’t be afraid to speak to any local estate agents with any questions you have about their process and what they can do to help you sell your home.

Do You Like Them?

When you speak to an estate agent, how friendly are they? Are they someone you see as approachable and happy to help? Property transactions take a few weeks so you’ll want someone that you are happy to contact with any questions you have along the way. Choosing an estate agent that you don’t like means that you might put off contacting them, which could slow down the whole process.

You want an estate agent that is passionate about your property, knowledgeable about the local area and knows everything there is to know about your home. If you choose an estate agent because they’re passionate, knowledgeable and approachable then the chances are your buyers will too!

Who Will Do The Best Job?

Once you have all of the information you need on the estate agents you could be interested in working with, it’s time to put it all together for consideration. When you look at everything they offer, who you will be working with, how trustworthy they are and what level of service they offer, who can you trust to get you the best price for your property in the timescale you require? Once you have decided this, they’re probably the ones you want to work with to get your property sold.

Our friendly estate agents will always be happy to give you help and advice on selling your home and the best way to make this happen. Feel free to get in touch today to talk about how to get started.