Moving home can be exciting but it can be a time of upheaval - especially if you're selling a home with lots of memories. So put your trust in an estate agent you can rely on.
•Look at your local agents and try to find one who is a member of a professional body, such as the National Association of Estate Agents.
•Speak to friends and relatives for recommendations.
•81% of Alexander Charles & Browne instructions come from this source, seek out agencies that are members of the Ombudsman Property Services.
•Look for an agent with a good website. Most property searches start on the internet so its essential that your property is made to stand out from the crowd.
•When consulting agents ask them to do a market appraisal of your property. While they're there, ask them how long they've been working in the local area and find out about similar properties they've recently sold, at Alexander Charles & Browne we have over 120 years' experience in the property market mainly within your local area.
•You need to ask about the marketing package they'll offer you for your home. The least you should get is:-
•The top two property portals, such as Rightmove, Zoopla and the agents own website which should be high-quality and easy to use.
•Property brochures with multiple photographs prepared by professional photographers and detailed floorplans.
Look at your chosen agent its level of organisation. Are the staff experienced and knowledgeable? Is the office welcoming, are you greeted when you walk in? Are all properties well displayed?