Finding perfect match is key to selling home
IF you’re selling your home this month romance may be the last thing on your mind.
The ups and downs associated with selling a property can put paid to that.
A challenging experience can be a positive one however and the most important relationship you develop this Valentine’s could be with the estate agent you instruct.
Kevin Shaw, national sales director at property specialist Leaders, said: “A good relationship with your estate agent is key to making the process of selling your home really enjoyable.
“Choosing an agent you trust and have a good rapport with will make everything a lot easier.
“There are certain qualities most of us look for in our ideal partner and you should also look for these in an agent. If you want a smooth experience, should we really settle for less?”
Kevin added: “You need to trust your estate agent to find you the right buyer and get you the best price for your home within the time frame that you need to sell.
“Not only should they be an expert in the local property market, they should also understand what’s important to you and be dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. As with any great relationship, effective communication is key.
“Your agent will be the pivotal figure in keeping you informed about how the sale of your property is progressing, so you need them to be direct, honest and reliable when it comes to communicating with you and everyone else involved.”
Although choosing an agent is not a lifelong commitment, similar principles apply.
“You are going to be in it together until completion so only work with an agent who can demonstrate their commitment to working on your behalf until the sale is finalised.
“Your estate agent should always work with your priorities and goals in mind. This means negotiating to get you the best deal and protecting your interests.”
Kevin continued: “Selling your home can be an emotional process. Your agent should be there to guide you through and provide as much support as you need. Whether you prefer to meet them regularly, or pick up the phone when you have questions, you need to know they are as committed to you as you are to them.”