Post-lockdown, over 700* estate agency branches haven’t re-opened. Online estate agencies such as Yopa, Strike and Purple Bricks are now at the forefront of sellers’ minds when they decide it’s time to sell up.
Convenience is what usually drives sellers to online portals as everything can be done from the comfort of their sofa, so is there still a place for traditional high street, bricks and mortar estate agents?
Our answer is ‘yes’.
At Property Perspective we operate from a central hub and have combined selling homes through traditional (estate agents) and modern ways (online portals) for years.
Having a local presence on the ground increases the chances of a positive outcome, but the difference is we’ll motivate the agent, so the customer doesn’t have to. We also manage the sale from start to finish.
That’s after one of our regional in-house valuers has provided a valuation of the property backed up by diligent research. They visit every property personally to conduct an appraisal, then discuss it with two traditional agents to gauge their opinion and conduct research on comparable sold properties to ensure the asking price is correct.
With a high street presence as well as online, a property has double the chance of being seen by potential buyers but, more than ever in this day and age, customers want certainty and confidence - which our dedicated account managers can provide.
Once a customer has been assigned a dedicated Property Perspective account manager, he or she will be accountable for the sale and will communicate with the customer, estate agent and housebuilder client at every stage. Historically housebuilders may have let customers move their own sales along with some help from their agent but at Property Perspective we flip that on its head and take responsibility for moving each sale along at the required pace.
Customers are looking for individuals they can trust and want to be confident of a positive outcome. We deliver that through teamwork, accountability, relationship building, strong communication and hard work. We don’t replace estate agents; we work with them. It’s a new style of estate agency for the modern world.
If you’re a housebuilder who offers an agency assist scheme or part exchange and want to talk to us about how we can help sell your customers’ existing homes, visit www.thepropertyperspective.co.uk or call 0845 6800 262.
* Over 700 agency branches fail to reopen after spring ... (estateagenttoday.co.uk)