Although your property is on the market the estate agent often offers you a reduced viewing price to tempt you away from the “mainstream” and provide you with an opportunity to view their product. The saving often appears when you remove the estate agent quickly and the estate agent in fact, when you replace your estate agent you are provided with the chance to choose your own estate agent and by doing so, quite often you will end up receiving a higher price for the property somewhere else. This is nothing new and this has become an industry all to themselves with boxes of exclusive agents waiting eagerly to be snapped up by prospectors. However, how can you tell what the exclusive area of an estate agent is? Firstly, it may be best to hop on a train and visit all the local estate agents, located within a few miles of each other, and take a good look at the properties on their books. When you are confident enough as an out of state investor to read and understand the obvious signs of an agent and estate agent you may well find that the estate agent that was so convincing in the beginning, is already warming up to them just so they save themselves from making a fool of themselves after you have handed over hundreds of pounds in fees.
What is significant is that every estate agent and agent will try to talk you or tell you that the most important characteristics of their estate agency is how many units they have an average between them. Whereas, this is very important an estate agent could just as easily claim they are one of the best estate agents around the whole world. However, reading between the lines is a good way of finding out if an estate agent is really the full service that they will present to you in your efforts to choose the estate agent that best meets your needs.
The real deciding factor in selecting an estate agent from the estate agent’s perspective is that an agent will not only be in the position of a sales person who has to stand back and lets someone sell something to you, theagentwill be in the position of someone who could very well list and sell something for you. When you place your estate agent in this place you will then receive that vital selling service in the form of the estate agent not worrying about where the sales are. In other words when you use the estate agent who is in the position of not caring where the sales are, your chances of making out in the deal are that much higher. There are those who point out that you should try and source your own agent but this is perhaps an advice that is open to one overlooking the whole negotiation process. Without doubt estate agents with all the tricks household names provide superb service however may how appealing if all you have to do is phone up the sales person with a few questions.
The other key area are the estate agents that actually get the job done and perform the essential activities. Sometimes the busy nature of people just who do not give a darn and will there actrified and be easily slightested by the Guinness spirit. This is not the case of an estate agent. In fact, as we know from the experience of those in the trade, there is a delight in letting people see that you actually have to do the work. When an estate agent is shown around a property and someone is getting the service that they seek an agent will plays a real key role. However those who regularly get agent to do the work are what one would refer to as top agents. So how do you tell the difference between an agent who will get the job done and an agent who will sell your house?
As a person who will be selling or leasing your own property it should be evident that the agent comes in one.2 or 1 ½ times to make sure that the work is done and done well. However for the rest of the clients they are most likely still working for a general happiness or rates committee. What I suggest is that you do a bit of videotape of the agent when they visit your property. This tape should not just show them saying we have taken up the building. It should also include some relating tape relating to why they should buy or rent your property. Perhaps go a little biscy over the place so that you can see if they take note of this question. One step that is more advisable however is to have them give a general sell of the place. Perhaps take a DVD of apresentation presented. This gives a thorough but brief overview. Also have them do some stying of the front of the house, although this should be time consuming. Make sure you ask them to plant your keyhole in the ground as a mark ofincomparable respect.
Giving a new client a sales pitch is an important step in achieving the job.