Selling Your Home with Powis Real Estate Agents
If you are selling your property you should do so after very careful consideration. How do you choose which estate agent to use? There is a tremendous choice of agencies and, on the surface, most appear to do more or less the same thing. There is however, far more to moving than simply finding a buyer, and it is critical that when the time comes, you choose the right agent for you, your property and your situation.
You need to know that the estate agent you select really has "the knowledge" and will act in your best interests – after all it is your property that they will be selling. We want you to be sure that your property is in highly capable, experienced and expert hands.
A good starting point is to find an agent who clearly understands the stresses involved in moving and who accepts that you are likely to want to sell your home with minimal stress and for the most attractive figure the current market will pay within a convenient timescale.
Choosing the right estate agent to sell your home is vital. Do your research. Use property websites and look at which agent is selling what in your area. Many agents make unrealistic claims and rash promises so here is a brief summary of the services that we offer.
Beware! It is well known that some agents deliberately over-value in order to impress you to secure your instruction which contravenes the Ombudsman’s code of practice – so don’t fall into the trap of simply choosing the agent with the highest valuation. An inflated price attracts the wrong buyers to your property, and the right buyers never see it resulting in the property going stale on the market. This often results in the property falling below its true market value eventually.
The issue of correct valuation is paramount. It is critical that you appoint an agent who not only has a track record of successful sales in your area (not just properties on the market) but also has a thorough working knowledge of current buyer activity, and who can interpret prevailing market trends to your advantage.
To ensure the objective is achieved it is only our experienced professionals who will value your property.
It is essential that buyers are properly vetted prior to visiting your home. In our experience there is nothing more frustrating for a seller than preparing your home for a viewing only to find the buyer is not in a position to purchase. Moreover, that the property is out of their budget or doesn’t meet their requirements. We register all buyers and skilfully ascertain what their requirements are, and what time scales they are working to.
Quality buyer activity means quality sales, and typically the best possible price for your home, from the best buyer in the market.
3. Viewing feedback
Every viewing will be pre arranged with you, with the buyers name, the time of the viewing and the member of staff that will be attending. We feel this gives it a more personalised approach This also eliminates any confusion over appointments.
After every viewing the potential buyer will be chased for feedback and we will pass their comments on to you. We use this feedback to make your home more saleable. We have the experience to "read between the lines" and if there is a reason that your property is not selling we’ll soon find out, and let you know.
A good estate agent will always give you honest feedback so be open to suggestions they have as to how to improve the saleability of your home.
4. Sales Progression
Your sale will be progressed by only the most senior staff. Many agents feel the sale is done when a buyer is found and some sales negotiators are incentivised to arrange sales but not necessarily to see them through to completion. Our people are trained to spot potential difficulties long before they arise and spend 100% of their time working towards a successful outcome.
Our aim is to get to exchange of contracts as soon as possible in conjunction with any related purchase if need be and again to keep you informed throughout the whole process. Taking this approach gives Powis an outstanding success rate, which significantly surpasses industry standards.
Marketing and Advertising
The methods used by buyers to find a property are changing. The traditional use of local newspapers and magazines are gradually being replaced by the internet. We are always moving with the times and incorporate all of the following types of marketing for your property:
10 Point Plan
- Full colour brochures
- Floor-plans for every property
- E-mail alerts to all buyers letting them a new property is on the market, price changes etc.
- Open to talk to from 9.00am till 9.00pm six days a week
- Accompanied viewings with constructive feedback.
- Local newspaper and property magazine advertising.
- Inclusion on all the main internet property portals (Rightmove, , Primelocation, Zoopla etc)
- Vast board presence – every board is an enquiry
- Large office and prominent A3 back lit window displays.
- Most importantly, dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic staff with a “can do” attitude.
Questions to ask potential agents?
- What evidence do you have to support your suggested price for my home?
- What marketing plan would you have for my home?
- How will you present my home in its best light to the widest possible market?
- Which web sites will my property appear on?
- Will you show potential buyers around my home at all times including Saturdays?
- How often will you update me on progress?
- Once a sale is agreed what will you do to ensure that the chain remains strong and prevent it from breaking?