With the clocks being changed and the weather taking a turn for the worse, we are moving towards the end of the year. There is still a lot of time to make the most of 2018 but it may be that your focus has switched to one that will help you sell in 2019 and doing your very best in that year.
A New Year is a suitable time to enjoy a fresh start and it may be that you are keen to sell in 2019. If you are, it makes sense to start considering the process now. Even if you are adamant that you don’t want to start the sales process before New Year, this is the perfect time to find your ideal agent.
The right estate agent helps you sell in 2019
The estate agent you choose to help you sell your home plays a massive role in selling your property. An experienced and skilled agent will provide you with confidence and ensure that you get the support and guidance you need during this challenging process.
While there may be many estate agents operating in your area, it is crucial that you realise that not all estate agents are the same. If you want the best standard of support, you must review your options to ensure you find the agent that will help you sell in 2019.
Ask for recommendations
The first step in looking for a suitable estate agent is to ask for recommendations. It is likely that you know people who have moved home recently, so be sure to ask their opinion. You can also undertake research online, and while you shouldn’t take a single review at face value, if there is a growing body of opinion, this is likely to be an opinion that you can place some trust in.
You also want to ensure you find an agent who has experience in selling homes like yours. An agent who has only helped to sell flats may not be comfortable in selling a detached property. Some agents can adapt their hand to anything, but it makes sense to select an estate agent who has shown they can sell a home like yours.
It is also vital that you consider the way that the estate agent promotes properties. If you don’t approve of the way that an agent promotes other people’s homes, it is unlikely that you will approve of the way that they sell your home.
Anyone looking to sell their home should also find out where an agent will promote the property, and which online portals they use. This may be a factor that helps to differentiate between agents, allowing you to find the estate agent you are most comfortable with.
Local knowledge will always be important when selling property
Of course, a crucial factor in choosing your ideal agent is finding one with a formidable reputation in your local area. Local knowledge, having an awareness of who the most likely buyers and being able to present a home to these buyers is essential.
Also, make sure that you obtain a range if valuations and if an agent provides you with an outlying figure, be wary of them. Some agents are very good at their job and may be able to sell your home for a higher price but equally, there are some agents that inflate valuations to win instructions.
You may think that this is a lot of steps to consider but selling your home is one of the most important tasks you will face. Therefore, it is vital that you find the best possible estate agent, and at Williams of Petersfield, we are more than happy to assist you, so get in touch and get ready to sell your home.