Ex­pe­ri­ence counts when it comes to sell­ing homes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

THERE’S much more to es­tate agency than meets the eye. Most agents will visit and value your home, pre­pare com­pelling mar­ket­ing ma­te­ri­als with qual­ity pho­to­graphs, reach a wide au­di­ence via prop­erty web­sites and so­cial media and call their data­base of reg­is­tered clients in search of the per­fect buyer.

But it’s not just about find­ing a buyer; new re­search from re­veals that 28% of home buy­ers have had a pur­chase fall through af­ter an of­fer was ac­cepted, leav­ing them on av­er­age £2,899 out of pocket for con­veyanc­ing, sur­vey, mort­gage val­u­a­tion or bro­ker­age fees.

And, while some of the is­sues when a chain breaks can­not be avoided, it can re­ally pay to have an ex­pert in your cor­ner, re­solv­ing any lo­cal is­sues where pos­si­ble.

Es­tate agents have been in busi­ness for a long time be­cause of what they of­fer.They have spe­cial­ists on hand ev­ery step of the way who know their lo­cal prop­erty mar­ket and can ad­vise you ex­actly how you should mar­ket your home.They arrange and ac­com­pany view­ings giv­ing you peace of mind, an­swer ques­tions from po­ten­tial buy­ers, then ne­go­ti­ate on your be­half, check­ing that of­fers are gen­uine and get you the best deal.

They keep in touch with the so­lic­i­tor and mort­gage ad­viser to make sure ev­ery­thing runs smoothly and the sale sails through to com­ple­tion.

Nav­i­gat­ing the mine­field be­tween of­fer and com­ple­tion of­ten re­quires an ex­pe­ri­enced ne­go­tia­tor, one who knows the lo­cal prop­erty mar­ket like the back of his or her hand, first hand. Ex­per­tise is re­quired and there is no sub­sti­tute for ex­pe­ri­ence. It can take months to reach com­ple­tion, but it is in the es­tate agent’s in­ter­est to do so be­cause un­til that point you won’t have paid a penny for the work that they have put in. Com­pe­ti­tion be­tween agents en­sures that fees are kept mod­est and a com­mis­sion ba­sis drives re­sults to­wards the best price be­ing achieved for the ven­dor.

As with most things, you get what you pay for and at The Frost Part­ner­ship that means un­ri­valled ex­pe­ri­ence and lo­cal prop­erty ex­per­tise.The Frost name in prop­erty

LO­CAL EX­PER­TISE: In ev­ery branch of The Frost Part­ner­ship you will find sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als who know their lo­cal prop­erty mar­ket in­side out. goes back to 1906 and in ev­ery branch you’ll find sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als, many with over 30 years of liv­ing lo­cally and work­ing in the lo­cal prop­erty mar­ket.

Although Frosts is a lo­cal, fam­ily owned com­pany, ven­dors ben­e­fit from the back­ing of our 15 of­fice linked net­work across Buck­ing­hamshire, Berk­shire and Mid­dle­sex.To talk to your lo­cal prop­erty ex­pert call The Frost Part­ner­ship for a free val­u­a­tion and ad­vice about a stress-free sale.

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