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Dealing with an estate agent – make the most of their services

estate agents in HullIf you’re planning to move house, then in all likelihood you will need to use an estate agent.

Do you need to know more about how you can get more from your estate agent? If so, this article is for you. Estate agents’ services can be costly, so it’s best to do all you can to benefit from the work they do. If you’re currently thinking about selling your home, there are various steps you can take to make the most of what they have to offer. Read on to find out more.

Find the right estate agent

There are many estate agents on the market, but not all of these were created equally. It’s best to spend time researching estate agents and comparing their reviews so you can find the right service for you.

Let them know what you require

If you are upfront with your estate agent about what you want from the start, this should make everything go much more smoothly. Be enthusiastic when speaking to your estate agent for the first time so you can ensure the relationship is a positive and productive one. Let them know about your current situation in detail and when you expect to have relocated by. Talk about how you want your property to be marketed and let them know if there is anything you don’t understand so they can clarify things for you.

Get in touch as soon as you need anything

Don’t postpone getting in touch with your estate agent if there is anything you need help with. Make sure all paperwork is dealt with as quickly as possible and don’t be afraid to chase them if they don’t respond to a query. Ask them what you can expect from them during the sales process, how many members of staff you’ll be dealing with and ask for evidence to support any claims they make about the quality of their service.

Get regular updates

Your estate agent should update you frequently on how things are progressing once your property is on the market. Ask them how much interest there has been in your property and keep asking what kind of work they have carried out since your home went on the market. If things seem to be stagnating, ask if anything can be done to move things forward.

Consider dropping the house price

If you’re not receiving as much interest as you expected to and your estate agent considers a price drop, you may need to consider doing this. You may also need to invest in home improvements to make your home more appealing to buyers. Ask for feedback from viewers if they decided to look elsewhere once they viewed your home.

Conclusion

By taking the above steps, you can ensure the sale of your property is a quick, smooth one. Never hesitate to get in touch with your estate agent if you feel there is a problem and that things aren’t moving as quickly as they could be, but do consider making changes to your home or dropping the price if the evidence suggests it will be beneficial to do so.

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