Have you seen our guide? – Choosing your estate agent

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions most people make, and choosing the right estate agent is key.

It makes sense to start thinking about the suitability of an estate agent early on.

To help make the process easier, OnTheMarket.com has created an extensive guide called “10 tips to choosing your estate agent.” It is important to consider a multitude of factors when making your choice, such as ensuring that you fully evaluate the various costs associated with a considered estate agent. In addition to a percentage of the property sale that an agent will charge, advertising fees should be considered.

You should also decide whether or not you feel you can work effectively as a team with your estate agent to achieve the overall goal of selling your property. Start by assessing the attitude of the estate agent by their politeness and professionalism. Don’t be afraid to be inquisitive and test the knowledge of the agent by asking them property-related questions. Also, ensure you request their initial valuation of your property so that you can compare the valuation with those from other estate agents.

It’s important to let the estate agent understand your personal circumstances and specify if you have a deadline date for moving. Once you have a shortlist of agents, you should visit them in person if you have the time before making your final choice.

Our extensive guide called “10 tips to choosing your estate agent” gives an in depth overview of the process. In addition to this advice for sellers there is an in-depth guide coming shortly about choosing your letting agent.

OnTheMarket.com displays properties from thousands of leading UK estate agents, each with expert local knowledge of your area. You can see the full list of OnTheMarket.com estate agents in your local area here.

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