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Why are your prices so much cheaper than high street agents
Our business was launched nationwide, 8 years ago. This has enabled us to create custom made software to reduce the administrative duties required. This means we can handle vast volumes in comparison to conventional agents. Our costs are therefore much lower. In all honesty we turn this question back to you and ask "why are you being overcharged so much?"... A good high street agent will be pleased to sell around 25% of stock, so when they do sell they have to overcharge by 75% to cover properties that did not sell. With us you pay for your own marketing without being effected by other sellers!!
I have spoken to a high street agent that claims to have a ready made buyer?
The market has changed completely - 20 years ago a high street agent certainly had a winning business model, because buyers had to contact them to learn of new properties on the market. The internet has changed the property industry - instead of calling up a local agent, buyers simply search on one of the main portals, particularly on rightmove.co.uk. This is the shop window for all estate agents, and we take advantage of this by creating fantastic property details. So to answer the question, even if a high street agent claimed to have a buyer, if they are serious about purchasing a property they will be searching on rightmove 3/4 times a day so will find your home anyway. In addition, most motivated buyers are members of the email alert systems of the portals, and as soon as we upload your home your details will be emailed instantly to matched buyers.
What is your motivation to sell my home?
Our business is powered 100% by recommendations - every home we sell we receive on average 5 new clients. It is essential we sell as many homes as possible to grow the business. In addition, we are motivated to beat the service levels of any high street agent because if we do that with our fees being so competitive, we have a winning formula. We are consistently conducting surveys from our client base to improve the service. Our systems are now so advanced that we believe we have created a virtual estate agency brain to intelligently assist our staff members !
What is the difference in packages?
There is no difference except for the costs. The more you pay up front, the less you pay on completion. Certain selling options have extra marketing days included, but the service is the same. You simply choose how to pay for our service.
How long does your service last for?
As standard you receive 6 months, allocating 183 days of anytime marketing - we do offer special deals at certain times of the year to increase the marketing periods. You can pause and re-activate at your convenience, so for example, you could advertise for 3 months and then decide not to sell. In this instance you could pause the marketing days and re-advertise in 3 years time and use the saved amount of days without having to pay anything else. It is a fair and flexible policy that represents fantastic value for money.
How quickly can you visit?
It varies on availability in your area, this changes throughout each day as appointments get booked up. As an average, we can normally conduct the home visit within 3-4 days of you booking. We recommend contacting us for live examples if you require a specific date.
After you visit my home, when will I be on the market?
Our local agent will prepare the details and send a confirmation email stating you are ready to begin marketing within 48 hours of the appointment - we generally beat this timeframe and have you ready within 24 hours, but we always ask for the 48 hours to cover busy periods.
Will my home be listed on rightmove at all times?
Yes - we promote your home across our portal network whenever you have an active housenetwork account with valid marketing days
What are your opening times
Monday-Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Online Chat: Open all working hours plus Monday-Thursday 7.30pm - 10pm
How long have you been trading for?
Since early 2004
How long does an EPC last for?
10 years - if you have one already you do not need to purchase another
What professional bodies are you members of?
We have been proud members of the National Association of Estate Agents, the Property Ombudsman and the OFT since 2005
Do I get one person to speak to?
Yes - It is all part of the service - your personal agent will be heavily involved in all parts of your transaction and you will have a direct dial telephone number to speak to them for total support.
Are there any hidden charges?
Do you show people around my home?
No - we do not offer an accompanied viewing service within our fees. We have arranged over 150,000 viewing's and we have gathered feedback that clearly shows that viewers prefer being shown around by the owner who can answer any questions immediately.
Do you vet potential viewers?
Absolutely - this is an important part and we gather full names, addresses, land line and mobile numbers, buying status and financial position.
Do you negotiate the offers for me?
Yes - your personal agent will handle this process - all agents are vastly experienced and are familiar with the modern day buyer. Once a sale is agreed, sale memorandums will be sent to all parties, survey chasing will be undertaken and weekly sales progression will be conducted.
What if my home is currently for sale with a local agent?
We are registered estate agents ourselves, so it depends on the contract you have signed. If it is a sole agency, you will have to change this to either a joint or multiple agreement, or give notice according to the terms in the contract, to switch to us. We will not increase our fees if you are with another agency, but they tend to increase theirs. Being on the market with another agent could mean you pay two fees if they sell your home so we advise marketing with us only, as we advertise in the same places and have access to the same buyers.