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Why You Need an Independent Estate Agent in 2023

If you are looking to buy property in Stockport or in the process of exploring how to sell a house, you need to consider exactly what type of agent you want to work with.

A national chain may seem like a safe bet, but the reality is that these chains care about the bottom line more than anything. Many people are not happy with just being a number on a national chain’s whiteboard, opting to have their best interests in hand with an independent estate agent that goes above and beyond for their clients.

Let us explore why working with an independent estate agency is more beneficial.


Independent estate agencies are born out of a passion for the sector, not filling a seat with someone just as a job. This is why local estate agencies have lasting local relationships and in-depth knowledge of schools and transport links throughout the area.

Independent estate agents have chosen their profession because it is much more than a job, it is something they have an active interest in. This also provides an opportunity for the work to be more cost effective for you as they don’t need as much staff or offices as a national chain, keeping their overheads low and not requiring as much pressure to hit monthly sales targets.

Their passion will be reflected in the trust, reputation and relationships they have forged with existing businesses and locals in the area, including a pool of trusted sellers and buyers for the area that you can get the early bird notification about.


One of the best advantages you get from an independent is that they are not as pressured or hectic as a national chain is when it comes to you wanting to make enquiries, meaning you are not left waiting to get a response.

You stand to get a better, more personal relationship with an independent agent as they have fewer people to deal with and you can talk directly with the person you are dealing with, not a part of some national call centre where you have to rely on different staff members updating all records and correspondence.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should be talking with an independent estate agent. Contact the team at Joules estate agents Stockport, your dedicated and personalised agent for buying property advice.