Estate agents will assist with buying, selling, letting and renting properties. Estate agents can normally be found on most High Streets, however there is also the option to use online estate agents at greatly reduced charges. If cost is not the only factor in your decision about which estate agent to use, then you may wish to get quotes from a number of different agents and discuss your requirements and what they can offer you for your money. By completing the form above, you will quickly receive estimates from estate agents that work in your local area.
If you wish to sell your property an estate agent will market it for you and can show people round your property if required. The agent can advise you when an offer is received and will liaise with your legal representatives once you have accepted an offer. The agent can check on the progress of the sale and be responsible for handing over the keys to the new owner.
Do not necessarily choose an estate agent based on the cost of their services or the valuation they put on your property. Check how many properties like yours they have sold recently, at what price and over what time period. Ask about their marketing strategies; will the property go in the local newspaper, what websites will it appear on? Check what price they will market it at, what they expect you will get for it and how the value will change if a quick sale is required.
Always remember that when you decide on an agent to use, you will have to sign an agreement which is a legally binding document under which you will incur a financial commitment. Make sure you understand the terms of the agreement and your commitments. You are not required or obliged to use associated services (e.g. financial adviser) offered by your agent. Make sure you understand the termination clauses should you need to change agents and check that they are acceptable to you.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO)
Some agents will display The Property Ombudsman (TPO) logo, which means they will follow a code of practice set by TPO and you can go to TPO if you have any complaints. There are other organisations such as the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) that provide redress if anything goes wrong and give you peace of mind when selecting your agent.
Useful Links and Further Information
You will want a floor plan of your property for the sales brochure. For a set of estimates for Floor Plans, please click here. You may make a saving doing it this way, although most estate agents will produce a floor plan, so remember to check with them.
If you are looking for Letting Agents please click here for a list of local agents’ contact details.
If you are looking for Mortgage Brokers then click here for a list of local brokers’ contact details.
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