There are many styles of estate agency operating across Herts, Cambs and Beds, and picking the right one to sell your property can be daunting.
Different agencies provide a variety of services, yet some people are unaware of the indirect benefit that apparently unrelated services can offer. Whilst you may be thinking of selling rather than letting your property, have you considered the benefit of instructing an agent who also provides letting services – as we do – as it could be the make or break of your sale, for several reasons:
Firstly, as we handle both sales and lettings, we have long-term buy-to-let property investors permanently on our books who buy through us regularly. They know us, they make quick decisions and reliable offers. They prefer to buy through an agency that also does lettings because it is easy for them to then let out their new investment. Indeed, we are often able to find, reference and process a tenant who can move in quickly - even on the day of completion in some instances, thereby helping to maximising the investor’s return on investment!
Secondly, many of our tenants, wishing to get their foot on the property ladder, subsequently go on to buy a property. As we build good relationships with our tenants we are in prime position to be able to help them buy one of our own clients’ properties - smoothing to move from rented to purchased accommodation.
Thirdly, there are times when a vendor decides not to sell, but to rent, or even pursue both options simultaneously, in which case we are of course well positioned to handle both. Likewise, it is sometimes the case that a prospective tenant decides to buy instead of renting, again adding to our stock of pre-qualified buyers.
So, when the time comes to sell, pick an estate agent who also offers letting services. It will improve your chances of a successful sale on the best possible terms!