Estate agency is a fast moving industry that has evolved over the years and will continue to do so. It is drastically different now than twenty years ago, and with the current climate and ongoing uncertainty in the world, never has an estate agent been more important when selling or buying a property.
Never has an estate agent been more important. The value of an agent is not the albeit important aspect of marketing and viewings, it is in two vital areas. Firstly, it’s all about the knowledge. If you are about to spend a vast amount of money on a pile of bricks, you need someone who knows all about the bricks and where they are sitting. There are so many holes that you can fall into as a purchaser, but a great agent can guide you, way before you start incurring the costs of a solicitor.
Secondly, there is a serious value in managing the sale. The jobs of conveyancing, valuing, surveying and local searches have to be constantly chased. Further inspections and getting the management pack need to be coordinated. This takes a huge amount of work and a delay with any of these essential processes can pull a handbrake on the process. A layman would find it hard to not only find the time, but also know what questions to ask.