How to choose the right Estate Agent in Beckenham
With so much advice given by so called property professionals as to which agent to use it is no wonder the general public are getting it wrong and ending up with a poor experience from estate agents
Why choose an agent with a high board presence and lots of stock?
Why arenâ€™t they selling their stock? When property is selling quickly it is really difficult to maintain stock levels.
If property is not selling it is probably because it is overpriced or poorly presented. Some agents overprice initially to beat other agents at the valuation and then gradually reduce the asking price!
Another mistake people often make is going with a bigger agent with more offices. Where is the logic in this? In my opinion smaller is definitely better if you want the attention to detail, personal service and the ability to have a personalised service from your agent. A good small agency with a great team will be able to devote more man hours to each individual property and stand a far better chance of finding you a buyer.
With the larger firms dealing with volume, which is great for them, we feel we can add value to the whole experience as we are more hands on, all of our team will be able to assist as they all are aware of what is happening and provide you with a bespoke service to suit your needs.
Larger offices often mean individual sales are allocated to a particular person or department. Often no one else can help if the particular person is off or away from their desk. In a smaller office everybody pulls together so they all know what is going on. From a buyerâ€™s perspective they are not interested in who is selling the property, they just know they like and want to buy it. The bigger brands have big marketing budgets to promote their brand not necessarily your home!
Choosing an agent that is strong with social media is also a great idea as those with shady reputations are not going to want to be exposed. Social media really is the way forward these days along with checking out Google reviews!
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