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Why do you need an estate agent?

Posted by Katie Sayles at November 15, 2021

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Almost all property sales are conducted with the help of an estate agent, after all, they are the experts. Buying or selling a property can be an emotional rollercoaster, so a good estate agent is key, they can massively reduce stress levels. Below are some of the ways an estate agent can help you.

 1. They can help you with local knowledge

This is particularly helpful if you are new to the area, but even if you are not, there is always something new to discover. They can tell you which side of the road is the right one to live on, where the best schools are, they can even point you in the right direction for the best cup of coffee.

 2. They will have local experience

Being a local estate agent can also help you when it comes to asking price, they will likely have sold other properties in the area, they will know what is an appropriate asking price, and they will know what the market is like for similar properties. 

 3. They know how to market properties

Estate agents have websites, social media accounts, email lists, and a range of other means by which to advertise your property. If you want to sell, you need to get your property out in front of people who are looking, estate agents have access to major property portals, and the contacts needed, to do this.

 4. They can conduct house viewings

If you’re planning on selling your property yourself, be prepared to show countless people around, and remember that this is your chance to sell your home to another person. Not feeling up to the challenge? Estate agents are well experienced when it comes to property tours, they know how to portray your home in the best light possible. 

 5. They can negotiate offers

Estate agents will tell you when to push for more, or when to agree, when it comes to offers. They will also negotiate the back and forward, between the buying and selling parties, saving you a lot of phone time. 

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