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How to choose the right estate agent for your property sale when downsizing

Selling your home is a big deal, but once you have decided to move, there seems to be an endless stream of other big decisions that must be made. In times like these choosing the right estate agent can make all the difference.
How to choose the right estate agent for your property sale when downsizing
Selling your home is a big deal, but once you have decided to move, there seems to be an endless stream of other big decisions that must be made. 

Which agents should you call for a valuation?
Which agent should you instruct?
When should you launch the property onto the market? 
What price should you advertise it for?

And then, when you have your first offer, should you accept it? Or negotiate harder? 

So much to consider, and the repercussions of getting these decisions wrong could be catastrophic, which only adds to the mounting pressure. It's enough to put you off altogether, isn't it?

In times like these choosing the right estate agent can make all the difference. Someone to call when you have a query, someone to have in your corner, experts with your best interests at heart helping you navigate the process.

But how do you know which one is the right one? These are the key things that you need to be looking for:

Coverage/exposure: Simply subscribing to multiple websites is not enough. This coverage is about quantity, not quality. The right agent will be able to demonstrate to you how they will get the exposure that your property needs to find the perfect buyer. Simply posting your property to social media platforms and website portals will not ensure the right buyer sees the property. It will simply ensure that a lot of people will see it. Of course, this can still result in a sale, but a carefully considered, targeted approach to finding the perfect buyer will undoubtedly get you higher offers than a hopeful scattergun approach to finding any old buyer. By Design agents have access to an unlimited connected database with thousands of potential buyers nationwide. The location of your property and the agent's office is not a restriction to finding that perfect buyer - and the perfect buyer will pay you the highest price for your home.

Customer Service: How the agents treat you and your enquiry will tell you everything you need to know about how they will treat potential buyers. If they are non-responsive to your calls and emails, they could very well miss out on the all-important call from the potential buyer for your property. This goes way beyond simply being polite and helpful and actually involves being able to identify potential leads and secure viewing appointments for your property. You will harm your property-selling journey if the agent is helpful but cannot spot the opportunity.

Technology: We are living in a technological age, and it is vital that your chosen agent understands technology and harnesses it to maximise the potential sale of your home. As the agent will work for you, you do not need to worry or be confused about technology. But you do need to know that the agent knows what they are doing. The difference between using the available technology when selling a property and not using it is night and day. By Design agents have access to innovative technology that can not be found anywhere else. They can actually pinpoint the buyers that are most likely to fall head over heels in love with a property like yours, and those buyers are the ones that will pay the best price. 

Choosing a By Design agent will ensure you have the best property selling experience and achieve the best price for your home. 

Harnessing innovative technology, years of experience and unrivalled customer service puts By Design in the best position possible to help you sell your home. 

To find out more, get in touch with our property experts today.