What Excellent Estate Agents Actually Do
`I asked 20 non-estate agents what they thought estate agents did. Twelve gave their top answer as “showing houses’ – Property Industry Eye(Ed Mead)
Excellent estate agents don’t just ‘show houses’. There is a lot of work that goes unnoticed, but that is essential to sell your property quickly. Our main goal here at Harrisons Residential is to make sure the process goes smoothly. Here’s a list of steps we will take to ensure your can exchange contracts with your buyer as soon as possible.
Our estate agents spend the hours before a valuation researching the properties sold in the immediate area and using our experience and knowledge to provide an accurate market appraisal of the property.
Valuations are not just about talking about the value of a property. It’s understanding each individual’s circumstances and building a trusting relationship with the Vendor. After all, you are trusting someone with your most valuable asset!
At Harrisons, we don’t believe in pressuring people to instruct us, we believe in giving good, honest advice by showing potential vendors what we can do for them by showing our statistics, marketing strategies and how we will achieve them the best possible price in the shortest time possible. Thanks to this transparent approach, we have built a loyal client base. People come back to us time and time again and recommend us to their friends and families as reliable estate agents in Sittingbourne. (Check out our Google and Facebook reviews ).
Excellent marketing is not just uploading the property’s details on a website and waiting for viewings to come in.
Our team doesn’t rely on the internet to get viewings. We have an extensive knowledge of the market and potential buyers, which means we will match your property with the right potential buyers to generate qualitative viewings.
How your property is presented and marketed reflects how good the estate agent is. Harrisons Residential provide professional standard photography, floor plans and a write up that encourage people to come and view your property. These details have enhanced listings on portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, and they ensure your property is shown in the best light possible.
“Showing houses” is not just letting someone in a property and hoping they will make an offer. It is about presenting your home to the potential buyers, connecting with them and showing them how this house meets their current and future needs. Our experienced letting agents are available 7 days a week to show potential buyers around your home, so that you never miss an opportunity to sell your property. We price ourselves on our flexibility to arrange viewings that fit in with not only the buyer, but also you, the vendor.
When we escort people around your house and present it, we find applicants tend to relax more and take their time when viewing. This means they can make an informed decision on whether or not they want to put an offer on your house. Our negotiators will then help you decide who the right buyer is for your home.
Feedback is also essential when selling a home as this enables us to advise you accordingly, if the property fails to sell. Again this helps us get a better understanding of what the applicant is ideally looking for which helps us suit the right property to the right applicant.
Getting you the best price for your property is what we are here for. When an offer is made, it is not just a case of accept or decline. You might need to negotiate to agree on a price. An estate agent will do this for you, making sure you get as much as you can for your property.
Once you have agreed on a price, we need to check that the buyer is financially qualified and can afford their offer. Not all buyers who offer have spoken to a financial advisor before offering, which means they cannot provide us with evidence that they can afford the property. We have a financial advisor in house who can be contacted via phone, email or at his office, and is there to help financially qualify potential buyers. This helps buyers to get what they need to secure properties quickly and also provides us with the confirmation we need for our vendors.
When a potential buyer makes an offer after selling their own property, we need to have their chain confirmed. Harrisons will fully check the whole chain to make sure the buyer is in a good position which leads to us recommending an offer. Until we can fully check all avenues, we will continue to find you a better buyer.
We will work to get you the best price, we can advise you on any offer that comes in. We use our experience to determine whether it is the best price and if the buyer is reliable and financially capable to proceed with the sale. We will never force an acceptance from you or make you feel pressured; we work for our Vendors and take their instruction.
Between accepting an offer and exchanging contracts, there is a lot of work to be done. Harrisons Residential aim to take the stress away from you and work with solicitors to get the deal through. We have a dedicated, experienced sales progressor working to get your property through as quickly and as stress free as possible. They will get detailed updates from solicitors and work to resolve any hold ups. This can be a long drawn out process at times, however we are dedicated to pushing this to the very end!
Our estate agents are here to help you from start to finish, ending with the sale of your property, Harrisons, The Best Move You’ll Ever Make!