How to Work with Your Estate Agents to Get the Best Results

15th November 2022

How to Work with Your Estate Agents to Get the Best Results

There’s no denying it – buying or selling your home can be a long and tense process. With so much happening at once, you might be struggling to identify what it is you need to be doing and at what stage of the process – so that’s where we come in.

Our Devon estate agents will work with you, as a team, to help the process run smoothly. But we do have some advice on how you can work with us to get the best possible results.

Be Clear

Clarity is important when it comes to selling your home, to ensure your agent knows what your expectations are from the outset. Make sure you ask questions from the off and give an indication of how quickly you are looking to move. This can help your agent prioritise your requirements, whether to have sold your house by a specific date or know you are willing to hold out for a better offer.

Preparing the House

Photos go a long way to helping sell a property and keeping your house organised, prepping it for sale, goes a long way to help the photographer capture its best angles. Fortunately, we have put together a guide to getting your home sale-ready, which covers everything you need to consider when choosing an estate agent.

Don’t Take Things to Heart

When viewing a house, potential buyers will tend to be very honest with their feelings about the property – both positive and negative. If there is some criticism of your property, try not to take it to heart. Instead, try to identify if there are any common themes in the feedback, and look at how you may address these critiques.

This could be something as simple as removing some fixtures from the walls to help buyers envision their lives in your property, to giving a tired-looking room a fresh coat of paint. These little things may go a long way in your next viewing.

Be Honest About the Marketing

We handle all of the marketing on your behalf, ensuring your property will be seen by potential buyers on a range of portals, and will draw up a list of marketing details for you to approve. As this is likely to be the first thing potential buyers read about your home, your feedback is invaluable at this point. Our agents will have been extremely thorough, but your help in ensuring we haven’t missed any details will be greatly appreciated.

Be Flexible (Where Possible)

Things can move quickly in the world of home selling, so we ask that you can be flexible when it comes to viewings, and where you are able to do so. The more viewings your agent can book in, the more likely you are to receive an offer and get the sale.

Weekends are the most popular time for house viewings, and potential buyers will very often see multiple properties in a day to compare, before making an offer on the Monday, so if you are able to offer viewings on the weekend, it will likely pay off.

Consider Your Offers

Most of the offers you receive will not be final, there will be room for negotiation, so don’t be put off if you have received an offer that is too low. If the first offer is declined, an interested party will likely return with a counteroffer, so be sure to carefully consider your options as they come in.

Get in Touch

Here at Marchand Petit, we know the South Hams inside and out, and our experienced team of professionals will go that extra mile to help you sell your property, aiming to deliver an unrivalled standard of care and expertise to our clients and customers. We understand that moving house is one of the largest decisions that you will likely ever make, so we will be in touch throughout the process to keep you updated, ensuring things run as smoothly as possible.

If you are looking to sell your home in the South Hams, please get in touch with your local branch and see how we can help.