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It is a confusing time for most when trying to choose the right estate agent for you. You’ll see that most are simply competing on fees, but is this really the key thing to look out for? Choosing the right agent to sell or let your home is an important decision and it needs to be done well. With this in mind, we have listed some key points to look out for when finding the right agent.
You obviously want to get the most money for your property. To do this you will need an agent with an experienced valuer, who knows the market well and the surrounding areas. If the property is listed at the wrong price it could be left on the market for months. This can also have an adverse effect as potential buyers who have seen the property on the market for a while may wrongly assume there is something undesirable about your home.
Professional Property Photographs
First impressions always count with property. Thousands of users scroll through Rightmove or Zoopla every day, searching through list after list. Your property pictures need to stand out and catch their eye before it is missed completely. Any good agent will take professional photographs – don’t stand for being asked to produce the pictures yourself!
Does your estate agent offer floor plans as standard? Photographs can’t always represent a true property layout.
Floor plans need to be accurate and easy to understand which will always increase interest in a property. Walton & Allen’s floor plans are created in 3D, meaning they all stand out compared to other properties. They are also included in the sales fee. Be careful as some agents will charge you extra for these.
Rightmove, Zoopla, and Social Media
Will your agent be marketing your property using Rightmove, Zoopla or another portal? Rightmove alone has millions of visitors every month and is the first port of call for most property buyers or renters. Most agents will now also market your property on the likes of Facebook or Twitter. Walton & Allen Estate Agents in Nottingham go one step further and also include your property on our app. Can your agent provide this many portals to ensure your property is found?
So your property is now marketed online, but what happens when a potential buyer or renter enquiries with the estate agent? Having approachable, friendly and knowledgeable staff is everything for an estate agent. If they don’t know the area or the property they could instantly put someone off. Having a member of staff who knows everything also makes the sales or lettings process extremely straightforward, meaning you can move sooner than expected!
Video is now key. Google loves video and over 74% of internet traffic is now video. Properties have also been known to receive 403% more enquiries when a video is produced for the listing. At Walton & Allen we offer two types of video. We can produce a more traditional ‘walkthrough’ property video, as well as our own 360 degree virtual reality videos. We are the only estate agent in Nottingham and across the Midlands to produce these 360 videos which have seen hundreds of extra property viewings per month. You can visit our YouTube page to see some examples.
Conveyancing and Mortgage Advice
Having an estate agent who has solid links with solicitors and financial advisers can definitely speed up the sales process. They may also be able to offer special deals to you through their existing relationships.