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High Street vs On-Line


A reputable high street Estate Agent, offering local professional advice can most definitely be worth their weight in gold. Opting for a cheaper on-line alternatively could see you lose out financially in the long run and could leave you to deal with the complexities of pushing a sale through all by yourself.

A good high street agent will understand the local market so is able to give you a more accurate price and will also know what’s selling well in the area. An on-line agent working remotely simply won’t have same breadth of knowledge or be able to offer a personal and friendly service.

Can you be sure an on-line agent can offer the following?

• Give negotiations a more professional footing; managing them and having the confidence to negotiate the sale and get a good price for your house.

• Demonstrate similar comparable properties they have sold in the local area.

• Manage viewings and have the time to do so.

• Not asking for an upfront fee upfront and only paying once they have sold your home.

• Allow you to negotiate flexible commission package or fee structures to tailor you needs.

• Carry out checks on potential buyers and make sure they’re in a position to complete.

• Offer a friendly and personal service and giving you access to speak to an agent face to face should you need to.

• Have a dedicate sales progressor to help push a sale through, dealing with problems that crop up with solicitors or mortgage lenders.

• Ensure both parties are vetted before being introducing to one another

• Provide quality property particulars to market your property in the best possible way.

If they can’t offer the above then you should be choosing a reputable local high street agent who can deliver on all these points.