The Value of an Professional Property Agent

Private Finance is the exclusive provider of mortgage broking services to the clients of some of the UK’s leading professional property agents including; Strutt & Parker, Carter Jonas and Jackson-Stops. With new online estate agents having entered the market, we examine why using a professional property agency is still the choice of the majority of sellers:

They have the expertise and can see the deal through

Crispin Harris from Jackson-Stops says, “The family home for many people is their most valuable asset. Professional agents offer home owners not only the ability to reach the widest possible market, but also the reassurance that a truly engaged professional is working on their behalf to promote every aspect of a property. Once a sale has been agreed the property professionals experience in managing the process from surveys, legal searches complicated chains and the emotional roller coaster for both buyers and sellers is invaluable delivering far greater value than the perceived saving of instructing a call centre-based agent.”

They have the right negotiation skills

Tamerah-Kate Couchman from Carter Jonas says, “There are many reasons to instruct a professional agent when selling or buying a property, and selecting the right agent is critical to achieving a successful sale and smooth purchase. It is important to find a professional, well-established agent with a strong reputation, proven ability and exceptional track record.

 “Professional expertise is paramount when it comes to ensuring that your property is priced properly and receiving the best advice with regards to making offers. Experienced marketing and PR teams can really make a difference to the way your property is presented and in-turn its desirability to potential buyers. Working with a local team committed to progressing your sale through the conveyancing process to completion is vital for a seamless transaction and overall positive outcome.”

They know how to value a property for maximum viewings

Local knowledge and a clear understanding of the current market is essential to value a property for maximum level of interest. A testimonial from a Carter Jonas customer explains “Your market appraisal was higher than other agents, but you were able to explain clearly and precisely why. An offer was made, exceeding our expectations and the sale was completed within two months, without a hitch”.

They can market to the widest possible audience

Sally Noakes from Strutt & Parker commented, “When engaging with a national estate agency you have the benefit of tapping into every branches’ ‘little black book’.  All negotiators have exceptional knowledge and many contacts within their local area, so for purchasers and vendors moving into or out of their own vicinity, this sharing of contacts and information is vital. The nationwide network of branches also helps with the whole sales process where we have been known to manage long chains of properties from Cornwall to Scotland!”.

They are value for money

There is a fee for both online and traditional services, the difference being that traditional estate agents are paid on receipt of the sale proceeds, whereas internet estate agents take their fees up front, so there is little incentive to market the property to it’s full potential. The value that a personal service provides, far outweighs the additional costs and it appears, for now, that vendors still prefer to deal with a local voice and a face with one to one service. It seems that it really does pay to have a professional on your side.

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The Value of an Professional Property Agent


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