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7 vital questions to ask Cheadle estate agents to help achieve a sale.

3 months ago
7 vital questions to ask Cheadle estate agents to help achieve a sale.

Are you planning to sell your property in SK8, SK3 or M22, now or in the New Year? Do you want to do all you can to ensure a successful sale?

Finding the right estate agent for you has never been more important – one that is right for you and your home. It is always advisable to invite a number of estate agents to value your property so you can compare their services and offerings. And by asking the right questions, you can unlock the secrets to a successful property sale. So, let’s dive in and get your property sold with relative ease.

1. What interests you in selling our home?

When choosing an estate agent, it’s important to understand their motivation for selling your home. Are they genuinely interested in helping you achieve the best outcome, or are they just looking for a quick commission? Is it just another listing statistic for them? By asking this question, you can gauge their level of enthusiasm and commitment towards selling your property. It’s crucial to find an agent who is genuinely passionate about helping you achieve your goals, as they will be more likely to go the extra mile to ensure a successful sale and most likely achieve the best possible price for you.

2. Have you sold any similar properties?

It’s important to know how experienced your estate agent is in selling properties similar to yours. By asking this question, you can gauge their track record and expertise in the local market. Whilst it is important to know that an agent has been successful selling homes in your area, it is equally important to remember that market conditions have changed, and will you need an agent who perhaps sells fewer homes but can therefore devote much more time to selling your individual home at a time when just listing a home on Rightmove or Zoopla is simply not enough.

3. Why should I choose your estate agency?

When considering which agency to go with, it’s important to understand what sets them apart from the competition. They should actively demonstrate their unique selling points, their expertise, and their record of providing exceptional service. A good estate agency should be able to confidently articulate why they are the best choice for you based on their track record, knowledge of the Cheadle and surrounding property market and their approach is aligned with achieving your goals. If you have to probe them for answers, are they the right agency for you? So, make sure to ask this question and choose an agency that truly stands out from the rest.

4. How will you value our home?

How will each estate agent value your home? This is essential to determine the listing price and attract potential buyers. A good agent will have a thorough understanding of the local market and use a combination of factors, such as recent sales data, current market conditions and the unique features of your property, to provide an accurate listing price recommendation. By understanding each estate agent’s position, you can ensure that the agent’s approach aligns with your expectations and goals for the sale. It is also important not to just be tempted by the agent giving you the highest price. Some agents do this just to get you to list with them. There may be a more effective strategy to achieve the best price possible in the market, so it is important to consider this, especially if you need to move within a specific time scale.

5. What is your marketing strategy?

When it comes to selling your home, you need a solid marketing strategy for attracting potential buyers. Sticking it on Rightmove, putting a board up and waiting for the rush, simply won’t cut it. Ask your estate agent about their marketing plan to get a clear understanding of how they will showcase your property. Don’t be tempted by the cheapest fee. A good agent will have a comprehensive strategy that includes online listings, professional photography, video tours, social media promotion, and more. Their ability to effectively market your home offline as well – this includes having a database of active qualified buyers, which will significantly impact its visibility and attract interested buyers, increasing your chances of a successful sale and putting more money in your pocket at the end of the transaction, even if their fee is a little higher.

6. Will I be working with you?

It’s important to establish who will be your point of contact throughout the process. Will you be working directly with the estate agent you’re speaking to? As many corporate agents in particular, employ listers, who just go out and put properties on the market before they pass you off to someone else in the agency, and that is the end of their involvement with you. It is important to understand the level of personal attention you can expect from the agent. Building a strong working relationship is the key to a successful property sale, so make sure to clarify who will be by your side every step of the way.

7. How will you communicate?

Find out how your estate agent will keep you informed throughout the process; effective communication is essential. Will they provide regular updates via phone or email? Are they accessible and responsive to your questions and concerns? It’s important to choose an agent who will keep you informed every step of the way so you can have peace of mind and confidence in their ability to handle your property sale from listing to completion.

Call, Joe, Patrick or Maurice on 0161 428 3663, If you’re thinking of selling your home the SK8, SK3 or M22 area, we would love the opportunity to demonstrate our unique strategy that is achieving some eye-catching results, even in this morning challenging market. Alternatively, e-mail sales@mkiea.co.uk or why not pop into our prominent high street office for an informal chat. You can also book free home visit and marketing advice meeting following this link BOOK A FREE VALUATION

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