ADVICE & GUIDANCE
If this is your first time selling a property the chances are you don't know where to begin even if you have read a dozen of articles and guides. An estate agent will be able to provide you with the best guidance and ease you through the whole selling process.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCAL MARKET
Locally established estate agents will/should have a high level of knowledge on the local area and the properties currently for sale and the ones that have sold. In addition to this they will know how to promote and market your property using all local surroundings.
DATABASE OF POTENTIAL BUYERS
Due to their nature and marketing power estate agents are already in contact with a vast amount of potential buyers from their forever growing database. It is because of this that agents are able to provide viewings on your property a lot quicker.
Estate Agents tend to invest a lot of money into their marketing channels. They are one of the only organisations that can obtain a high level of exposure to your property with speed. They tend to market:
By allowing a trusted estate agent to conduct thorough viewings you can be sure that your property will be presented in its fullest. You also do not have to worry about discussing price face to face or answering questions that you may not know the answer to. The agent will also be able to add value in terms of local knowledge.
Negotiating is an art that requires objectivity and emotional detachment. As the agent does this on your behalf you do not have to worry about feeling akward or the fear of saying 'No' to an unacceptable offer.
THE SALES PROCESS
Your estate agent will generally contact solicitors on your behalf and keep all parties up to date. This can prove to be a very stressful and expensive process if taken up by yourself without any prior knowledge.