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12 Benefits of Using Estate Agents

Published: 15/11/2021

During these unprecedented times everyone is looking for a way to cut financial costs. When buying or selling a property you need to make sure you are getting the best deal.
It is possible to sell or buy a house by yourself, but it is time-consuming, and you are likely to be at a disadvantage. That’s why hiring an estate agent may be your best course of action. Here are twelve benefits of using estate agents.
The Advantages of Hiring Estate Agents

1. Waste Less Time

Once you hire an estate agent to sell your house, that is exactly what they are going to do. While you're at work, they will handle viewings and speak glowingly about your property to get it sold. Not to mention, ensuring potential buyers treat your home with respect when visiting.

2. The Best Sale Possible

Estate agents are trained to sell property at the highest price. They will negotiate with potential buyers to get the most amount of money for your home.

3. High-quality Advice
An estate knows the market inside and out so they can give you tips on how to improve the desirability of your property to get it sold.

4. Property Experts
Estate agents have a wealth of knowledge about the housing market, sale prices and their competitors. Again, with this information they can help you sell your property.

5. Brilliant At Marketing and Selling
An estate agent can market your house in the best way, making it known to potential buyers in the area. Then when it comes to closing the deal, their sales skills will ensure the house sells for the best price possible.

6. Info About Your Local Area
The value of your house is dependent on other properties in your area. The better the location the more you can sell for. Estate agents are aware of this and use this information to create a realistic valuation for your property.

7. A Large Network
An agent will have a range of contacts such as builders, mortgage advisers and surveyors. Whether you want to buy or sell a house, the more professionals you have at your disposal, the better.

8. Quicker Results
It could take you months to buy or sell a property by yourself. But with an estate agent this is certain to be faster. You are employing someone to spend hours a day looking for the best deal.

9. Sell For a Little Extra
Estate agents know how to squeeze every penny out of potential buyers. This is something you may not feel comfortable doing, but estate agents are experts at it.

10. Stay Involved with Legal Conveyancing
An estate agent chases the conveyancing chain to ensure that everything runs smoothly when selling your property. This includes assisting conveyancing solicitors with any issues.

11. Get Buyers and Sellers to Commit
One of the most frustrating aspects of the property business is the number of fall throughs. We want to remedy this, and so we get buyers and sellers to commit to the transaction, to avoid fall throughs, so you don’t waste any time.

12. Early Access to Buyers
Estate agents can introduce your property to potential buyers, before it has even hit the market, meaning your property may get sold quicker than you expect.