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Traditional estate agents – sellers 1st choice

November 10th 2016
By: Melanie
Traditional estate agents – sellers 1st choice

Although the market has been awash with on-line property agents promising an easy way to sell homes, homeowners still prefer to sell their home using a traditional estate agency such as Intercounty. Currently 95% of home sellers use a traditional estate agency to sell their home according to the Guild of Professional Agents.

Using an experienced, traditional agent will give you the best possible chance of your selling your property. Here are just a few of the benefits of using a traditional estate agent:

Unlike an on-line estate agency you won’t have to pay a penny until your home is sold. One of the hardest aspects of selling your property will be gauging the asking price, by using a local agent such as Intercounty they will be able to give you an accurate idea of how much your home is worth, based on their previous selling experience within your area.  

With a traditional agent you will also be able to draw on many years of valuable selling experience, which will be crucial when securing a sale. Qualifying an offer for the inexperienced can be quite a challenge, as almost a third of sales fall through at this stage of negotiations. One of the main reasons a potential sale could fall through is because of financial reasons, an agent would have already qualified a buyer before visiting your home - placing an ad on the internet will not have enabled you to filter out any potential time wasters. Managing complicated chains can also be very tricky.

Taking everything into consideration it’s quite clear why most sellers will choose a traditional agent over an on-line estate agency, especially when they are trying to sell one of their most expensive assets.