You know that you need an agent to sell your home, but there are many agents to choose from. All vendors should look to find the most appropriate agent for their needs, but not all agents are the same. You will need to consider your budget and what your property aims are when selecting the right agent for your sale.
However, no matter your budget and what you want to achieve in selling your home, there is a lot to be said for choosing a local agent.
One of the most critical aspects of selling your house is price, but the right price isn’t just related to the condition of your home. The right price for your property considers demand for houses in your area and the supply of homes. Therefore, you want to call on the services of a local agent who knows the market and can rank your house against other available homes in the local area.
A local agent knows who is looking for property in your area
Also, when you want to sell your home, it makes sense to identify the most likely buyer. Armed with this knowledge, you can present the property to best appeal to these people, and you can effectively promote the property. Not all buyers are alike, but likely buyers share characteristics and qualities that mean you can promote your home to the right people.
An agent with local knowledge can also engage the buyer with information as to why buying this house is right for them. Knowing local transport links, community groups and shopping or entertainment options provides more colour, helping to engage buyers. While buyers are keen to find a home they can enjoy, they want to ensure they can settle in the local area. A local agent is an ideal person to turn to, to persuade buyers of the merits of the local area, and why it would be the perfect home for their needs.
Not everyone wants to call on a small or independent agent
Of course, while there is a lot to be said for selecting a local agent, many local agents are small and independent. In these challenging times, it is natural some people will have concerns about choosing a small company for such an important task.
At Hunters, we think we have the ideal solution for your needs when selling your home. We are a national company with a secure network. If you are looking for reliability and robust support, we are a company you can rely on, however, as we have teams of local agents across the country. We can provide you with the best of both worlds, being supported by local agents who understand your market, while knowing that your agent has a strong support network behind them.
If you are looking for the best standard of service when selling your home, from a local estate agent with a robust network behind them, contact Hunters, and we will be delighted to assist you.