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What To Look For When Choosing An Estate Agent


When it comes to selling your property, choosing an estate agent can have a huge impact on how easy it is to sell your property, as well as the price that you get. This means that you should always take your time to look at what things are important to you and what makes for a good estate agent.


To help you to find the perfect estate agent, we have put together our top tips for the things to look for when choosing an estate agent for your property sale.


Ask Around For Recommendations


There is no better reassurance that an estate agent is going to do a good job for you, then recommendations from other people. Ask family and friends for their experiences of different estate agents and make a shortlist of different agents that they recommend. Take a look at each one, what they offer, and their prices and then see if any match what you are looking for.


If no one can recommend any one agent, then you should hunt around online for reviews from happy customers. Online reviews can be hard to judge, as there will always be the odd occasion where customers may not be as happy as the agent would like. Look for responses from the agent to see how they deal with any unhappy customers and make sure to take note of the details of their positive reviews. Negative reviews do not mean the agent is bad or unreliable, but having more positive reviews than negatives is a must.


Here are some of the nice things our customers have said about us: 


Book In To See Them For A Chat


You can really get a feel for an estate agent simply by meeting them face-to-face. There are some online agents that can offer you a low cost alternative, however, it is always best to get a personalised service if you want to get the best price for your property. Having an appointment with them not only makes sure that you can explain what you want, but gives you the chance to decide whether they are the right one for you.


Here at Silverman Black, we pride ourselves on being different to your typical high street agent and you will notice this as soon as you walk through our door. With us, you won’t see rows and rows of desks with a member of staff hidden behind a screen. We believe in making the entire experience relaxed and personalised, which is why we will invite you to take a seat on our sofas and openly discuss your requirements over a cuppa.


Do They REALLY Know The Local Area?


Most people assume that all estate agents know their local area, but with many high street agents being large chains, you need to find out what knowledge they have of the immediate surroundings. This knowledge leads on to being able to advise clients on the local market conditions and what can be realistically expected when selling your property.


Here at Silverman Black, we are not a large chain. Based in Carshalton, we serve customers throughout Surrey, Sutton and the surrounding area. Our directors and staff all live locally, with children who attend local schools. This gives us first hand knowledge and experience on what the local area offers for both individuals and families. We also keep our blog updated each and every month with articles about the local area to help keep our customers informed.


For more information on the local area of Carshalton, you may find these articles of interest:

Things To Do In Carshalton

Schools And The Carshalton Property Market


How Do They Conduct Themselves?


Whilst your property is the main part of the process, how your estate agent presents it and deals with viewers, could also have an impact. You want an estate agent that is friendly, professional and able to answer questions with ease. This means that they are going to be able to guide prospective buyers, and encourage them to make an offer on your property!


If you are looking for a high-quality estate agents in surrey that matches all of these qualities, then Silverman Black are the estate agents for you. We are proud to offer a high-quality service to those around the Carshalton area, making sure that you not only sell your property with ease, but that you find your new home too! 


Call our friendly team today on 0208 773 2929 to arrange an appointment, or why not get a FREE valuation right here on our website by completing the form on our home page. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

28/06/17 By Simon Walsh
Tags: Buying Advice, Selling Advice
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