Selecting a company to sell your biggest asset, your home, can seem a daunting prospect. Yet according to Marie-Claire Bruning, member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Director of Bullock and Lees (Southbourne) Ltd, your choice can be made much simpler by following a few straightforward rules.
Sellers should seek out the NAEA
The first and most essential principle is to make sure your agent belongs to a professional and accredited organisation such as the NAEA. All of its members are bound by rules of conduct to offer you a fair deal, without overvaluing your home. They also provide access to a complaints procedure and a solid understanding of the market. Selecting an agent who is a member therefore ensures peace of mind, as well as the highest level of integrity and service.
Good estate agents will answer telephone calls and emails quickly and will have examples of returning clients to prove the quality of their service. A great estate agent will bring a list of buyers with them, and will have a contingency plan in place in case it cannot find a buyer.
When you find your agent, agree the top five selling points of your property and what kind of contract you sign. As to see comparisons of valuations and actual sale prices in the area, and find out whether your house will be marketed in print and online. Finally, make sure you get on well with your chosen estate agent - this will be invaluable if your house sale is long and emotional!
For more information about the NAEA, visit their website http://www.naea.co.uk
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"Thank you all at Bullock and Lees for the excellent service which you gave in the selling of my stepmother's house. Your valuation proved to be spot on and we were, of course, delighted with the final offer from the buyers.
All the details were accurate and gave a very fair impression of the house, and I found it very easy to pick up the 'phone to discus things.
All in all, it was a pleasure to do business with you - you made a potentially stressful time straightforward and uncomplicated."
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"The sale of ones family home is an emotional time, thanks so much for your kind, professional and straightforward manner which guided us through the process".
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