Estate Agency – Why Big Doesn’t Always Mean Best
Our industry is awash with a variety of agencies, big multi-branch corporates, a selection of mid-sized companies and a large number of small independents. When choosing your next estate agent, be mindful on who you choose as big doesn’t always mean best.
Deciding on who is best to sell or rent your home can be a challenging process. Many will often appoint the recognised high street brands, those who have a large presence in their town or County or indeed those who seemingly have an army of leaflet droppers at their disposal promising the best service at the best price.
Others will take their time to carefully select an agent having undertaken research online. They’ll look at recently agreed sales in their area, they’ll read up on previous customer testimonials and they’ll look at current stock levels before making a decision.
Regardless of which approach you take, it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Appointing a good agent can be the difference in achieving your asking price within a set amount of time or languishing on the market for months and not being able to do anything about it.
Take time to consider if you and your home will be treated like valued customers as opposed to simply being another sales statistic. Be mindful of signing a lengthy contract that will allow your agents to simply wait for enquiries to roll in as opposed to actively selling your home. Take your time to seek out previous customers comments on their experience with your shortlisted agents, they might have words of warning for you which could prove invaluable.
At Carnabys, we’re a small independent agency who pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service to every one of our vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants as proven by all of our recent testimonials on RaterAgent.co.uk. We have completed on 91% of all instructions since 2001 because we provide realistic valuations to ensure we find a buyer within 6 weeks.
If you’re looking for a personalised service for your next property move, you should consider agencies like ours, those that make the most of every opportunity given to them and will often go above and beyond the normal call of duty to ensure your experience is maximised.
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