Top tips for picking a Leicester Estate Agent
Picking a Leicester Estate agent can be a difficult job, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Simply searching for ‘Leicester estate agent’ in Google won’t necessarily help you find the right estate agent for your exact needs, so we’ve put together our 5 top tips to help you find the best Leicester estate agent for you and your property.
What’s their area knowledge?
When you’re selling your home it is important to enlist an estate agent that has strong local knowledge/ That needs to include knowledge on the housing market, the surrounding area and any plans for the future that may affect your property and a thorough understanding of local people including their expectations and trends with properties. This way you’ll get the best possible price for your property and a realistic timeframe regarding the sale.
Ask family, friends and neighbours
It’s always good to have a personal recommendation. As with most services, a great recommendation from a family member or friend can be helpful. It does not always mean that their experience will necessarily be replicated in yours, but it should be an indication of the professionalism and performance as a Leicester estate agents.
Find out How will they market your property?
Research how your Leicester estate agent is going to market your property? Will it in a local newspaper, on their website, on large national property website such as Zoopla and rightmove or purely just in their window? It is important to have an estate agent that markets your property appropriately for your local area and target audience, that where their local knowledge will come in really handy!
In a digital era it is sometimes easier to simply call or emailagents but you’ll get a much better sense of who they are and what they are like if you meet them in person. You’re about to hand over the sale of your most valuable asset, so make sure you get to meet them.
When you go in, how do they respond to you? Do you feel welcome? Are they helpful? Is it a professional and friendly environment? If you feel comfortable, make the appointment. If not, it’s best to walk away.
Assess the agent – ask them lots of questions
From your fact-finding pre meeting you’ll already have some idea of how these agents showcase properties for sale but you want to know what they are going to do for you individually and how they will go about marketing your property. Find out if they will accompany the people who come to view, ask how often they will keep in touch to let you know how things are going and find out what they do once a sale is agreed. A good Leicester estate agent will be able to tell you about their sales progression plan.
Think of you and the agent as being on the same team. You are working in partnership to find a buyer who will pay the best price for the property within a time-frame that suits you. You’ll be more likely to succeed in doing that if you work closely together so pick a Leicester estate agent you know trust and work well with.
At Open House Leicester we offer free property valuations, so if you want to find out how much your home is worth, talk to us today. Call 0116 243 7938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org