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Choosing the right estate agent

Rightmove recently did a survey to discover what people find important when selecting an estate agent to work with.

It might surprise you to know that providing the highest valuation came right at the bottom of the list. That’s great news as it’s tempting to go with the highest price, but just because an agent ‘values’ your house at £25,000 more than another agent, it doesn’t mean you’ll get the extra money. And it can even work against you – it means prospective buyers might not find you in online searches as your property will be over their budget. It also means you’re not likely to get as many viewings as you should, and you property can linger on the market, which puts some buyers off.

Another attribute which buyers didn’t really value were having the lowest fees. People realise that you get what you pay for and sometimes it’s worth paying a little more for a responsive, communicative service from property professionals.

Coming in right at the top of the list was responsive staff. Anyone who has ever bought and sold a house knows how frustrating the whole process of moving home can be. That’s why working with a reliable, honest, and responsive agent is a must, to make your life that little bit easier. is the UK’s largest property review website and provides customers with the opportunity to leave feedback on the service they have received from estate agents. Here are a few recent reviews the team at smarthomes have recently received:

“Good and honest advice given at initial meeting. Very quick initial sale, good communication throughout from Helen who is a Saint.”
June 2022

“Gin has been amazing dealing with a difficult purchase for us. Always went above and beyond for us. Very professional and always got back to us very quickly.”
July 2022

“Our experience of smarthomes was fantastic from start to finish. An initial honest and extensive discussion with Jamie, giving us sound advice and allowing us to benefit from all his experience. We sold within 2 weeks of this meeting and from our first day of viewings. From then on it was a turbulent ride with a long chain and several adventures along the way. However, Gin was incredible throughout, keeping us well informed and chasing relentlessly for us in the final stages.”
June 2022

So if you’d like a valuation, or any advice on the local property market, just call the smarthomes team on 0121 744 4144 (option 2).

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