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Published: 24/11/2016   Last Updated: 24/11/2016  
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Your property will probably be the most expensive asset you will ever sell, which makes it vital that you chose the right estate agency to sell your home. In recent years we have seen a glut of on-line estate agents offering sellers the opportunity to sell their homes at a fraction of the cost of a traditional agent, but that’s where the benefits stop, as 95% of sellers have realised.

Making sure you chose the right agent can make all the difference for your property being sold quickly or hanging around on the market for months, so it’s vital that you get it right.

The first thing to do when ensuring you chose a good estate agent such as Hawes and Co is to check out their track record, you can do this by checking on-line review sites such as allAgents.co.uk where they give regular feedback, checking social media sites such as Facebook and Linkedin is also another good place to check for references and to get a feel for the agent.

Make sure that your agent has a track record in selling homes like yours, there’s no point selling your property with an agent that doesn’t have a history of selling properties like yours.

It’s also a good idea to have a drive around your area, to see who the predominant estate agent is by looking at for sale boards.

Meet your potential agent face to face this way you will get a good idea of who they are and whether you would like to use them.

Make sure that when you sign the contract you read the small print carefully and understand what you are signing.

If you are thinking about selling your home and would like some help and advice from an experienced estate agent, why not pop into your local branch of Hawes and Co or give our team a call on: 0208 9461000.

Sources: 1. The Guild of professional Agents