HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENT FOR YOU with The Good Estate Agent
There is an agent for every person and every property – it’s essential that you are able to get on with the person who is selling your home or renting your property for you. Property transactions should always be a two-way street, and good communication from your agent is vital. Without this, the process can be a long and difficult one; so make sure you choose an agent you can chat to and who won’t mind if you phone or email them when you need some advice or information – a proactive agent who will check in with you regularly is even better.
Having a local agent is essential, particularly if you want them to carry out all your viewings for you – but it’s not just about the convenience of having an agent do viewings. A local agent knows the area; they know which schools are outstanding, where the trains run to, what the road networks are like and whether there are any special events held throughout the year. All of these things can be extremely useful when selling a property, particularly if the potential buyer or tenant is new to the area.
How many properties does the agent you are considering have on their books? The answer will mean something different to each person, so it’s important to know what it means to you. Many properties means that the agent is popular and good at what they do. A small number means that they are able to offer a personal service to each and every vendor or landlord they deal with. What is more important? Knowing this will help you pick the right agent for you.
Although price shouldn’t be the only reason for choosing an estate agent, it certainly needs to be something that is taken into account. And it’s not only the price, but how you pay it that matters. Some agents will ask for money upfront, and others work on a ‘no sale no fee’ basis.
The agent you choose should be able to tell you exactly what’s going on in the market at the moment – and they should do so honestly. If now is not the right time to sell your property, a good agent will say so.
Established in 2010, The Good Estate Agent is a well-known estate agent in East Kent, but recent expansion means they are now taking on properties in the rest of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and beyond, and it is likely they have an agent working locally to you. Some of the most recent areas in Kent to be included are Sevenoaks, Westerham, Folkestone and Whitstable.
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