With so many estate agents in Bishops Stortford it can be a real minefield trying to pick one to sell your home and most of the time you are wanting to sell quickly, if you’re moving to a new job or welcoming a new baby for example, and it can be tempting to stick with the office that is nearest to where you live.
However, a convenient office location isn’t likely to be a realistic representation of how good the estate agent actually is! If you are thinking of selling your home you can afford to be discerning about who you choose to help market your home. After all you’ll be plugging your hard-earned cash into an agent, so you want to know that you’ve picked right the first time round.
However there are a few plus points to instructing the agent on your doorstep. Firstly, they are much more likely to know in depth detail about your area and about the housing market in where you live which can be a huge benefit when it comes to viewings.
More often than not buyers make decisions based on emotions and desire, not just on cost. So if your estate agent is able to have a natter to potential buyers about the local shops and amenities nearby and recommend local schools and restaurants that can have a really positive impact on your viewings.
As I briefly mentioned, local agents are also far more likely to give you a really accurate property valuation. An estate agents job is to know the value of certain types of property within their area of the country but what you need to remember is that property values fluctuate within towns too.
We’ve all heard the sayings “that’s the nicer area of town”, this is certainly true because the popularity of certain areas within a town, Bishops Stortford particularly, can have a huge impact on property values.
However, always make sure that you chat with at least 3 different agents before you instruct anyone to make sure that you enlist the right people for the job. You want to make sure you get along with your agent and you like the way that they do business, and remember, you can always negotiate things with your agent because at the end of the day they want to sell your home for you and will listen to any concerns, suggestions and ideas you may have.
Until next time…