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When and why agents over-value

One of the most common – and most harmful – problems that Estate Agents create for their clients is ‘over valuing’ a home.  In other words, the agent assures you they can sell your home for a really high price…. 965 more words

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What's is worth?

The methods by which Estate Agents arrive at a valuation are a combination of research, experience, knowledge of the current market, and intuition.  At very least, you can match the agent on research, and you can find out lots about the current market…  though you will need to use the internet to get the most accurate picture. 1,585 more words

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Customer Service is King!

This is absolutely and utterly crucial.  It makes no difference how many potential buyers see an advert in the paper, or request details by phone, or click on an internet link, if the agency is poor at following up leads and enquiries.   1,065 more words

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Hunting for house hunters

– why marketing is the key to choosing the most effective agent.

The job of an estate agent is to sell your home, to the right buyer, for the highest possible price.  2,996 more words

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The small print

If you agree to sell your home using the services of an Estate Agent, you will be asked to sign a contract of instruction.  This is a legally binding document, which explains the relationship between you and the agent.  1,730 more words

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Road Testing Estate Agents

You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive. How much more money is your house worth? Time spend researching estate agents may save you many frustrating weeks being listed with the wrong company. 833 more words

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Who’s in Charge?! - Different Kinds of Estate Agents

 Broadly speaking, there are three kinds of Estate Agents – corporate agents, franchises and independent agents.  While the business structures behind each kind of agency might not seem relevant, a few considerations will show how these factors can affect you. 2,185 more words

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