Choosing an Estate Agent to sell your house quickly can feel complicated, but there are some things to take into account when it comes to finding the right agent for you. Take a look at our tips below.
Traditional or an online Estate Agent?
Firstly, you need to choose what type of Estate Agent you want to use and the differences between the two.
A traditional full-service Estate Agent will take care of every stage of the selling process in return for a fee when the sale goes through. Online agencies usually charge an up-front fee to put a property on the market. There also may be further charges if a sale takes place and you may need to deal with a lot of the selling process yourself.
Time to narrow down your choices.
Take a closer look at the firms on your shortlist. How are they presented in the area? Do they have a clean and professional appearance? How do they market themselves and what services do they offer? These are the key things to research when looking into each agent. Many Estate Agents offer a range of different services which can save you time and money.
Help the Agent to help you.
An Agent will want to be fully aware of your circumstances and goals when it comes to getting your home on the market. Perhaps you want to sell by a certain date or you're wanting to downsize your home. Be honest about your circumstances for moving as it will help the Agent to tailor their service to you.
Ask the right questions.
It's important to ask the right questions so you can manage expectations. Talk about how often they will keep in touch to keep you informed and what they will do once the sale is agreed.
It's time to make your decision.
Now that you have spoken to your choices of agents, asked the right questions and are aware of the services that they have to offer, it's time to make your decision. It's usually better to pick just one to be your 'sole' Agent as it will reduce any fees.