Recent research highlights that the general public have difficulties in distinguishing between estate agents and their comparative claims – creating a barrier to both trust and confidence.
Independent estate agents are ideally placed to help you sell your property. They have excellent local and regional knowledge, are recognised and respected in the local communities they serve, and will have developed enviable long-term relationships with local businesses and suppliers.
They are fully responsible and accountable for their actions; their livelihoods depend on the quality of service they provide and their ability to successfully deliver sales at the best possible price.
It has been known for some estate agents to over or under-value property for their own financial gain. Agents who over-price property do so to impress the vendor and win their business. At this point, the seller is then tied in to a contract. Discontentment and frustrations flare when you are then forced to lower your asking price, because the property fails to sell.
It is fully understandable that you will want to achieve the best price for your property, and it is very tempting to ask just that little bit more.
Some less scrupulous agents understand this only too well, and will deliberately over-value your home to win your business. However this can have less than satisfactory consequences for you.
A Professional Estate Agent will have considered several important factors when valuing your property, including; -