The housing market is very strong right now, many agents struggling to keep up with the high demand of property. Long lists of buyers waiting to buy…
Sellers are really benefitting from this, achieving ‘premium’ prices for their homes, in some instances finding a buyer almost overnight. Equally sellers are benefitting from the rivalry between agencies and being offered fantastic discounts on agent’s terms and fees.
How do you decide which agent sells your property?
We conducted a survey locally to see how clear local agents where with potential sellers. A total of 10 agencies were surveyed; ranging from smaller independent like our own to large Nationals.
One larger independent would not give out their fees or their terms, saying it really couldn’t say, it depended on value of the property and how committed the seller was as to how much they charged. Two agents were too busy to speak. One on-line agent had a fee that varied from as little as £495 upfront, up to £1500 on completion. The remaining agents varied from 1% to 1.5% some plus VAT some excluding. Their terms varied too with a variation of tie in periods from 0-12 weeks and 7-28 days written notice required. Many charge for EPC’s or floor plans but this was only mentioned when asked. All agents agreed the market was strong and offers or deals could be offered. Ideally a market appraisal was required to ascertain the fee they would go down to.
So… How do you ‘really’ know who to instruct to sell your property? At Clear our ethos is transparency, delivering a personal high level of customer service. We strongly believe we are different to many agencies and pride ourselves of this. Our passion, local knowledge and experience are what give our sellers the confidence to trust us. Our marketing and pro-activity are what achieves results and combined with a successful happy team we deliver an excellent standard of service time and time again. Our testimonials mirror this.
If you are looking to sell your property we charge all our customers the same 1.25% Inclusive of VAT – no lengthy tie in periods – a simple 7 day notice period – No hidden charges.
Call our offices to discuss our unique approach – 01392 425555, or come into see us at 5 Southernhay West, City Centre where we are always happy to help.