Moving home is a big process, which is why choosing the right Estate Agent is very important. Living in a digital world, some people are turning to national online agents to help them move.
This can work well, but there are many benefits to using a local Estate Agent that these home movers miss out on; from the local knowledge of the area and market, to a friendly face to greet you at the door.
Four core benefits of using a local Estate Agent
1. Local market knowledge
A greater understanding of the area and local market is very advantageous to both vendors and buyers. Here at Pattison Lane, we like to see ourselves as neighbours helping neighbours. Our Estate Agents are all local to their branch and know the local market inside out. This gives us the ability to match buyers to homes based on their wants and needs with more precision.
An Estate Agent who knows the selling times and asking prices of their community and surrounding areas are worth their weight in gold.
2. Relationship building
No matter how advanced technology has become nothing beats face-to-face interaction – especially when it comes to something as big as moving home. Estate Agents should take the time to get to know their customers and really listen to their needs. Being able to sit down with your Estate Agent will give you the opportunity to understand the process, ask questions and build trust.
3. Wider audience
Not everyone is online. Your Estate Agent will aim for your property to stand out from the crowd by showcasing it on their website, social media channels and through Rightmove and Zoopla, but what about those people who are a little more traditional?
Having a high street presence means local visitors and passers-by will see your property advert too! You can find your local Pattison Lane branch below.
4. Accompanied viewings
Many online agents do not offer accompanied viewings. A local Estate Agent however will not only organise your viewings but they will show potential buyers round offering expert advice and knowledge on your home and area.
This allows the buyer to build a relationship with the agent, strengthening your chance of receiving an offer.
If you’re thinking of selling please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch or request a home valuation here.