Given the importance, and challenges, of selling your home, it is imperative that you hire the right estate agent to help you out. There is an acceptance that an estate agent is a vital part of the selling process but there are many estate agents to choose from. Not only do you have firms and individuals to select from, there are distinct types of estate agents and one may be better for your needs than others. All estate agents have a lot to offer to their tenants, but we believe that using a local estate agent is a smart choice.
Some of the estate agents you can use to sell your home include:
- An online estate agent
- A national estate agent company
- A local and independent estate agent
It is important that you consider your own needs and expectations. What is important to you may not be important to someone else, and there is no one solution that fits the needs of everyone in the market. However, there is likely to be an estate agent that is right for you and the key features and services provided by a local estate agent can make all the difference.
Know who the most likely buyer is for your Hillingdon home
You’ll find that the buyer is an integral component of the home selling process, and selling your home is easier when you know who the buyer is. No matter what type of home you have, there will be a demographic of buyer who is most likely to purchase your property. At Link Up, we are delighted to say that we know the local market and we know what buyers are looking for what type of homes and in what areas.
When you know the buyer, it is easier to reach them, and you can promote to them in a more effective manner. Rather than presenting your home to the market in general and hoping for the best, targeting the most likely buyer is the ideal way to sell your home.
You should sell your local community as well as your home
There is also a lot to be said for selling the local community while you sell your home. Prospective buyers want to ensure they are buying a home in a nice area which meets their needs on travel, shops and the aspects that make their life easier or more enjoyable. Calling on an estate agent from the local area ensures you can provide an accurate assessment of what the area has to offer, which means you can meet the needs and demands of the buyer more effectively.
Another strong reason to call on the services of a local estate agent is that they can provide more support. Agents from national firms will likely have bigger targets, which means they are more likely to use automation to carry out large parts of their work. Automation is important and of benefit at certain times, but you’ll also find that there are times when you need a hands-on service.
There is also the fact that many homeowners want help in carrying out viewings. This is an area that many online estate agents don’t help with or will charge you a premium price for this service. By calling on a local estate agent, you are far more likely to receive assistance in these matters, which will hopefully help you feel confident about selling your home.
If budget is your only concern, an online agent may be best but review what services you receive and ensure you get all the help you need. If you are looking for support from a major firm with a well-known name, working with a national estate agent can help. Of course, you may not receive the hands-on support that a local agent can offer. Local estate agents thrive on positive reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations, and this means that they are more likely to provide you with the highest standard of service.
If you are selling your home, turn to the estate agent that will provide you with the best standard of service. At Link Up, we are proud to be Hillingdon agents and if you want help from a local specialist, please get in touch and we will be delighted to help.