Choice for Vendors?
When it comes to selling
property appointing an estate agent to help you is still the obvious
they should ensure you get the best price for your property and
provide good service so that you find their commission is a
reasonable price to pay. Many people underestimate too the value
of the work they do after securing a purchaser, but before
completion. This may turn out to be the most important reason
there is for you to instruct them and what is very often forgotten.
At first glance they appear expensive, but look closely at what they
can help you achieve and remember it is vitally important to
instruct the right one(s).
The good, the bad and.. what to lookout for!
A good estate agent should offer you:
advice on all aspects of your property's sale
accurate market appraisal and valuation of your home
of serious potential purchasers
contact to up date you and keep you advised
during the negotiation of the offer to buy
continuing liaison point for all parties concerned
throughout the selling process to completion
with the final hand over of keys
These criticisms may be made of poor agents:
Over valuing property (to flatter you into instructing them)
Under valuing property (to obtain a 'quick sale')
Failing to market the property correctly
Discriminating between purchasers contrary to the best interest of their
vendor clients (such as agents favouring purchasers choosing mortgage
finance from their introduction)
General failure to offer the high standards above
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