With an expert valuation of your property, you can be more confident in navigating the market and ensuring that you’re getting the right sale price. With an in-person valuation, you benefit from the expert's local knowledge and trends that are relevant to the type of property in your area.
What the right agent can do for you
Market insight and understanding your needs are necessary for a successful sale. All of this type of research can take up a lot of time, which is why you need to choose the right agent.
Whether you opt to go for an online or a high street estate agent, both can assist you in with the entire process, from organising viewings to completing the sale.
As the name suggests, online agents help you virtually and tend to be cheaper than high street agents. However, the upfront payment of a fixed fee often means that should you wish to change agents or if your sale isn’t successful, you’ll lose your money. And although, online agents are property experts, they may not all have as much in-depth knowledge of your area to accurately market your property.
When opting for a high street agent, you receive a personal service with expertise that truly is local to your area. They’ll be able to offer you a more accurate valuation on your property, conduct viewings on your behalf, and complete all legal formalities necessary for the sale to be successful. Additionally, you may find that sales via high street agents can be faster, as their fee usually is a percentage of the actual sale’s price.
How can estate agents help landlords?
As a landlord of one or multiple properties, you might be wondering whether you even need an agent.
You’ll soon find that working with an estate agent as many benefits, as you can draw on their expertise of the property market and any local trends. Working with an estate agent means that you can rely on them to find new tenants and take care of any viewings or maintenance needs your property may have during a tenancy.
Offering varying degrees of management services, an estate agent can make your life as a landlord a little easier while ensuring your property is adhering to all necessary guidelines.
Choosing the agent that best supports you
Whether you choose an online or high street agent, the most important factor is that you opt for the one that provides you with the service you need to guide you through the current market changes. Having the expertise and insight into your local market is a key factor in leading you to a successful sale.