I have been looking through the internet at some advice given to property buyers on how to deal with estate agents. And I thought that it would give me further insight into how estate agents are viewed. And some ideas on how to improve the service we give our customers. Well, I came across this… Continue reading Review Your Property For Sale
Complaints to the ombudsman about estate agents rose 25% in 2014 – come on, guys, you can do better than this. Complaints against estate agents should be reduced. The article suggests two areas of complaint that can be easily rectified. These are for the good of customers, individual agents and the industry as a whole.… Continue reading Complaints Against Estate Agents
I have worked with a lot of Estate Agents – particularly valuers – who think that being able to get the asking price correct at the appraisal appointment is the be-all-and-end-all of their role in estate agency. It’s not. Personally, I would rather not even talk about the asking price – it’s largely irrelevant in… Continue reading An Appraisal Is More Than The Asking Price
An old article from 2014, but one that is still hugely relevant today. Home surveys are far too often overlooked. Almost half of buyers in 2014 have discovered unexpected damage in their new home after moving in. An LV= home insurance survey found that a third of people who have bought this year thought the… Continue reading Home Surveys Hold The Key To Happy Buyers
Do you really love your job? If so, what part or parts do you wish you could just repeat all day long? What parts do you dislike and wish that you could give over to others? I would guess that a large number of estate agents that love their job will just love the interaction… Continue reading Estate Agents: What Is The Best Part Of Your Job?
After the usual pre-Christmas lull (although some historical figures show the market can have a good December) it is time to get back to business again. This is a critical time of the year for all estate agents to start building their stock levels again. With the first hot buying season of the year in… Continue reading Estate Agents: Now Is The Time To Build Stock
It’s there in estate agents windows, looking like the RAF logo. On The Market has gone big with the decals they have supplied to estate agents that have signed up with them Ad (as a consequence) given Rightmove and Zoopla the elbow. Of course, if you’re an estate agent and you’ve made that jump you… Continue reading On The Market Causes Problems
As an estate agent, how much of your operation do you borrow from retail and retailers. The reason I ask this question is that I speak to many different estate agents in different parts of the country and they have differing views of their company’s role. By this I mean the function that they fulfil… Continue reading Your Estate Agency Office: Are You A Salesman, Marketer Or Retailer?
This topic is a real bugbear for me – estate agents and their photographs. It really drives me around the twist. It is so easy to think about your photographs beforehand, have a set of rules to follow and produce decent, usable photographs that enhance the saleability of the property you are trying to shift.… Continue reading Estate Agents And Photography