How to choose the right Shoreditch estate agent
When selling your Shoreditch home, getting the right estate agent will ensure the property sells quickly and for the right price. The process of selling will also be as smooth and hassle-free as possible. How do you choose the right Shoreditch estate agent, though? Here are our tips.
Get Advice from Friends or Family
Asking friends and family is always a good place to start. If they have had a good experience with a local estate agent, it is likely you will have a good experience too. Make sure you talk to people with direct experience of dealing with the estate agent, however, to ensure you get accurate information.
Make Sure the Estate Agent Has the Right Experience
Whether the estate agent comes with a personal recommendation or not, it is essential you check its experience. This includes:
- Does the estate agent have a good track record of selling properties quickly?
- Does the estate agent have experience with your type of property? After all, there are varied types of properties in Shoreditch.
- Knowledge and experience of the local Shoreditch area and property market are also critical. At base, for example, everyone on our team has extensive experience of the Shoreditch property market.
Check the Quality of the Estate Agent's Website
Many potential buyers will visit the estate agent’s website as part of their decision-making process. Therefore, the website should be professional and easy to use.
Pay particular attention to the property listings section of the website. Are the properties presented in an attractive way, and are the descriptions professionally written?
Find Out How the Estate Agent Will Market Your Property
It is essential the estate agent has comprehensive listings on the major property portals.
Also, check the quality and size of the estate agent’s Shoreditch contact list, as well as any other methods it will use to market your property.
Make Sure It Offers the Services You Need
Think about the specific services you need and then check the estate agent offers them. For example, will the estate agent accompany potential buyers to view your property if you are not in? Is this service available outside normal business hours?
Check the Estate Agent's Reputation
A good place to start is customer testimonials on the estate agent’s website. You should also check if the estate agent is a member of recognised trade associations and schemes. At base, for example, we are members of the following:
- ARLA Propertymark
- NAEA Propertymark
- The Property Ombudsman
- Safe Agent
Also, check if the estate agent has won any industry awards as they are another indication of the quality of service on offer.
Check the Price
Of course, you will also need to consider the price. This doesn’t mean going for the cheapest option, however. Instead, you should look for value for money and pricing transparency.
In general, you should get a Shoreditch estate agent who is committed to working for you. All the above will help you decide whether this is the case.