Best Estate Agent
Finding the best Estate Agent may seem like a daunting task. Don't under-estimate the value of an Estate Agent to the timescale for selling property, your nerves and the
eventual selling price. Estate Agents' standard of service, efficiency, standard of marketing, standard of communication with vendors and buyers vary widely.
An Estate Agent's efficient and quality service can make a huge difference to all parties involved in a property chain; their experience in negotiating the property deal on your behalf, their tact,
diplomacy, confidentiality in keeping all parties up-dated with facts and chased for continuity of the house sales process may make the difference between the chain holding together and selling your house or the chain falling
An Estate Agent who registers with the National Association of Estate Agents
(NAEA) signs up to a code of conduct. The NAEA may also offer compensation in the event that one of their
Members lets you down. If the Estate Agent is a member of the NAEA the agency is covered by a Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme. The NAEA can make discretionary grants if you suffer financial loss due to the bankruptcy or
dishonesty of the member and/or their firm.
When considering which Estate Agent to choose local reputation and recommendation is important to consider. Listen to friends and neighbours and their experiences of their own Agent.
A good Estate Agent recommendation may come from your conveyancing solicitor, as they will deal with local Estate Agents on a regular basis. Read the following useful tips to help you to find
the best Estate Agent.
A property portal is a website which advertises a number of properties for sale from a number of Estate Agents.
As property searches have become easier to do from the internet, estate agents need less advertising in newspapers and don't receive as many enquiries in their offices. The property
portals facilitate this by dealing with millions of property searches by buyers each month.
The following are property portals: Rightmove.co.uk, Rightmove, Findaproperty, Fish4homes, Propertyfinder, Primelocation, Zoopla, ThinkProperty, Homes and Property, Look4aproperty,
Home.co.uk, Home Sale Network