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How to choose your ideal agent…

January 29th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

Phil Spencer, an experienced property agent, and most well known for presenting “Location, Location, Location’ and ‘Secret Agent’ recently shared with Zoopla what he thinks an ideal agent is:
 
·  Find someone you can trust and that you can have a good honest rapport with
·  The agent’s office should be clean and orderly
·  Make sure there is enough staff to do the job and perhaps pop in and meet a few more of them
·  The staff should be friendly and helpful and have enthusiasm for the job
·  An agency that of course will give your property the widest possible exposure and advertise it on all the property websites such as Zoopla and PrimeLocation
·  Make sure the agent is a member of a professional body
·  All agents are bound by the Estate Agents Act 1979, whether they belong to a trade organisation or not
·  Someone who is confident, but not too cocky
·  Someone who knows your local area well and has experience in selling your type of property
·  Honesty when dealing with you and the buyers
·  A flexible agency that remains open in the evenings and on the weekends to show buyers your home

The reason why it is important to chose a local agent such as Goodfellows as they will know the local area inside out, and will be able to offer invaluable information on how much other houses have sold for in the same street, the top cap, local schooling if you are looking into an area with children, and the possible pitfalls and pros of an area.
 
If you are looking for a good local agent across Surrey then why not pop into your local office of Goodfellows for a chat and a coffee or call our team on: 08453727070.
 
Source: Zoopla