For many, selling a home can be an emotional and stressful process. This is why it is important to find the right estate agent who you can trust. Therefore, we have put together this handy guide to make sure you know you have found the right estate agent for your move!
Find the right estate agent by checking their property types
The first thing to check is to see if the properties they sell are similar to yours. Have a look at what’s already for sale in your area to determine their knowledge of certain properties and see how they could apply their expertise to your home. This will help indicate how easy it will be for you both to find the right buyer.
If a property is well presented on the website, it will bring in more interest from buyers. This means that you have a better chance of someone making an offer!
A good agent would never list a property without photos, all of which should be high quality. A minimum of five photos can give buyers an idea of the overall look of the property, but more is always better. At Joules Estate Agents, we understand the importance of good imagery for making a sale, which is why we have an in-house property photographer to ensure prospective buyers will see the beauty of your home!
The majority of property listings come with floor plans. But if they don’t, this is usually taken as a bad sign. Without a floor plan, it is hard to see the full size of the available space and could indicate that the sellers are hiding something.
If a buyer is looking in a new area, it helps to shed some insight on the local amenities surrounding your property. A good estate agent will have no problem providing this information as they should have plenty of research readily available. This includes information such as local schools and transport links.
Contact the estate agent
The ideal agent should make it easy to communicate and be able to demonstrate their keenness to put your best interests first. Here are some questions to ask when you speak with them:
- How and where will you advertise my property?
- How does my home compare with similar properties already on the market in terms of price and presentation?
- Please can I see success stories of similar property sales?
- What are the fees involved with selling my property?
- How often will you keep in touch during the advertising and selling process?
- How do you handle sales progression?
It is important to find an agent who can answer these questions clearly to give you an idea of how well your property will sell with them. The better the answer, the less likely it is that you will have to reduce the marketing price later on if it does not sell.
Sell your property with Joules Estate Agents
If you would like a trustworthy and reputable estate agent to sell your home in the Heaton’s, Greater Manchester, we can help. Get in touch with Joules Estate Agents today to find out more.