What Should You Look for In an Estate Agent?

News at Cameron King | 11/03/2024

When it comes to selling or buying a home, selecting the right estate agent can make a significant difference in the outcome. With independent and longstanding agents available, it's essential to know what to look for to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

To make things just slightly easier for you, we’ve put together our top 5 ways to find the right agent for you!

1. Accreditation and Credentials. In a survey of over 10,000 people, a staggering 88%* prefer their estate agent to be accredited. Look for agents who are members of recognised professional bodies such as the Property Ombudsman and adhere to changes to Trading Standards Full material information guidance

2.Social Media Presence. In today's digital age, a strong social media presence is vital. Approximately 40%* of people prioritise agents with a robust online presence. Check if the agent actively engages with clients on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. A vibrant online presence can indicate their marketing prowess and ability to reach a broader audience.

3. Client Reviews and Testimonials. Before deciding, take the time to read reviews and testimonials from past clients. Positive feedback is a good indicator of an agent's reliability, professionalism, and effectiveness. Conversely, be wary of agents with consistently negative reviews or a lack of testimonials. Check out our reviews here!

4. Local Market Knowledge. A deep understanding of the local property market is indispensable for a successful transaction. Look for agents who have extensive knowledge of the area, including recent sales trends, property values, and neighbourhood amenities. Their insights can help you make informed decisions and negotiate effectively.

5. High Street Presence. Despite the rise of online platforms, a physical high street office remains relevant for many clients.

Find someone who will take your situation and needs into consideration, as well as someone who knows the area. Why not pop in for a quick chat? We’d love to get to know more about you and your moving needs.

*EA Masters, Home Moving Trends Survey 2023