5 reasons why you should market your home with a locally based estate agent
Using an online estate agent might seem like the quickest and easiest option but really it can lead to additional costs that you could have avoided if you had chosen to go with an estate agent local to your area.
Here are 5 reasons why a locally based estate agent is the best choice when it comes to selling your property.
1. PERSONALISED SERVICE
One of the top benefits of working with a locally based estate agent is the personalised service your receive. Unlike an online agent, there is the opportunity to meet with a local estate agent to discuss what your requirements are and what type of property you have in mind. They can also help explain the selling process if you're not clued up on the steps that need to be taken to sell your home. Knowing who is selling your home is very important. It not only helps you build a relationship with the estate agent, but it also allows you to build a level of trust and reliability with them.
2. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
A locally based estate agent will understand the area better than an online estate agent as this is where they conduct most of their business. Unlike an online estate agent, they will be able to tell you what the selling time and asking price is likely to be.
3. NO UPFRONT COSTS
Most online estate agents will ask you to pay an upfront cost to market your property. Which means if they fail to sell your property, you could find yourself out of pocket. A locally based estate agent however will not charge you for anything until the sale of your property has went through.
4. ACCOMPANIED VIEWINGS
An online estate agent will organise viewings on your behalf, but when it comes to conducting the viewings, they will expect you to do this yourself. If you do need assistance, they will more than likely charge you for this service. A local estate agent will not only organise your viewings but will also show potential buyers round your property and present it professionally. After each viewing, they will also let you know what the potential buyers think about your property and whether they're interested in putting in an offer.
5. FREE HOME VALUATION
Most locally based estate agents will come visit you at your home and conduct a valuation free of charge. And because they know the area well, they will be able to give you an idea of what the asking price is most likely to be. An online estate agent will not be able to conduct this level and will base your property on data they have gathered online. If you would like to arrange a free home valuation with us click here.
We consistently sell properties faster than any other estate agents across many IV postcodes.
Data Source: Rightmove