Our little blog about why you should choose Winkworth Estate Agents to Sell your home in Brixham
Choosing the right Estate Agent is not something that should be taken lightly. There is a significant number of factors that ought to be taken into consideration alongside the impacts of the choosing the wrong agent to sell your home.
These are just a small selection of what we can answer here:
In the age of modern technology, online agents have grown over the last years, but there need to be a few elements of caution to consider in this method. Online agent options are ‘pay upfront’ promoting the fact of saving the seller money on completion. Although this is not a no sale no fee transaction and you have to question the incentive of the online agent to obtain the best price when they’ve already been paid.
You must carry out your own viewings unless you want to pay for a viewing service and you even must negotiate with the potential purchaser of your property over the price directly with them. This can often and in an acrimonious problem when negotiating potentially losing the sale or settling for a lesser price.
Online agents have, No office, No local newspaper advertising, they just put it online and hope for the best. The internet will never replace the good old fashioned Face to Face discussions or conversations about what the property benefits from or what suits the buyer. Not everyone is on the internet or knows of these options either so you will be limiting your buyers.
The traditional agent is the old age, proven method of getting the best price for your property. Traditional agents, often professionals, with vast local knowledge of the area and with a bank of potential purchasers recorded in their software systems. Together with motivated office staff, they use all the methods of the online agent and much more. With the office presents and newspaper advertising they truly are working for you on a no sale no fee basis ensuring they achieve by all known methods best price possible for your home.
Getting your property exposed is paramount. Without it being seen by the world, no one will know it’s for sale, so what mediums are there.
The Negotiation between buyer and seller has to be one of the utmost important aspects of the sales process to maximise the best possible price. With buyers and sellers having their own opinion of price, values and thoughts, it’s vital to consider a person with a wealth of knowledge, confidence and understanding to secure the best options and price possible. With online agents & systems, the personal touch is lost and the information that can be gained from face to face negotiation can be lost.
Everyone expects a good service from people they employ to carry out work for them, from the small independent Tradesmen right through to the multinational company, why should it be any different with selling your home. As we are a small, local firm who’s business is based on recommendation and repeat business, our service speaks for itself. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen, understand your needs and act in a professional, yet friendly manner to achieve the best outcome for all our clients. Our testimonials on our website says it all.
It’s often said, that ‘People buy People’ and we love this phrase. We as agents are the go to people for your home and as a Vendor, you will want to trust us and as a buyer, this is also the same. Our office staff are qualified in their specialised sector of business and we all strive to achieve a result that is not only satisfactory to all parties but something worth talking about.