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How To Find The Right Agent To Sell Your Home?

While there are many important components involved with selling your home, it is vital that you find the right estate agent. The right estate agent knows the local area, has experience in selling homes like yours and they know who the most likely buyers are and what they are looking for. Therefore, having the right agent in place to sell your home is important but how can you find the right agent to sell your home.

Always bear in mind that the estate agent is working on your behalf. Yes, you are reliant on the agent’s experience and expertise, but ultimately, it is your home and your decision. Be clear on what you want to achieve when selling your home and then makes these outcomes crucial factors to judge the merits of a particular agent.

Ask for advice

It is likely that friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues have experience with estate agents in the local area. Personal recommendations are hugely important when it comes to choosing the right agent, so make sure you ask around in your social circle.

You will also find that there are many online reviews of estate agents, and these should be considered too. It isn’t wise to believe everything you read online but if there is a body of opinion about the merits and service of an estate agent, you can probably take this opinion on board.

Look at the way an estate agent promotes property

The way that an estate agent promotes property is important. If you are not happy or impressed with the way an estate agent promotes other homes, it is unlikely that you are going to be happy with the way they promote your home.

A good estate agent will understand the importance of high-quality images of a home, of a well-written description and in providing as much information to prospective buyers. You don’t get too long to make a positive impression on buyers, so make sure you choose an estate agent that helps you make a positive impact.

You should ask estate agents to provide you with a valuation for a home, but you shouldn’t always take this value at face value. After all, some agents will state a higher valuation in order to gain an instruction but then the property owner finds that they are unable to deliver on what they promised. Obtain at least three valuations from estate agents and if a value stands out, for any reason, ask the estate agent for their justification with respect to the valuation.

While you shouldn’t look to find the cheapest estate agent, this doesn’t equate to value for money, it is important that you consider the cost of hiring an estate agent. Selling your home can be expensive, so make sure you know what services are going to cost and what you will receive in return for your money. Look to hire the estate agent who promises to deliver the services you need at the most appropriate price.

At Hansons Estates, we know that choosing an estate agent is hugely important and that it is a difficult process. If you are looking for support or guidance in finding an estate agent in or around Ilford, please get in touch and we will be happy to help

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