How to find the cheapest estate agents to use in the Chichester area?
Asked on Jan 27 2010,
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Cheapest isn't always the best! If you're selling you should always get at least three valuations and then you can negotiate a commission rate with the Estate Agents. Sole Agencies are normally the 'cheapest' but you shouldn't expect a lesser service!
Answered on Feb 4 2010,
A little known fact - most Estate Agents will neotiate a fee and may offer a better commission rate then their competitor down the road. Try a "Dom" and don't be afraid to haggle over a good rate - although not too low a rate that the agent becomes dis-interested in selling - after all, a commission should be regarded as a reward for getting you a good price. Best advice - get a good deal with the most trusted and proactive agent in the area. Ideally get a recommendation from someone who has sold in your area before. Beware of sharks!
Answered on Feb 6 2010,
If you employ a cheap estate agent ... will they be cheap with the price they negotiate with your buyer?
You get what you pay for
Answered on Feb 7 2010,
I'm not sure of the cheapest, the best differs depending on the value of your house.
£300k and below I would say that Sims Williams has the best website and also presence on property portals regards the information they offer.
Over £300k I would say Chesterton, Stride and Son and Henry Adams are all good.
They will all negotiate on price.
Charles Peck offer a broad range and their customer service is very strong.
Hope that helps.
Answered on Mar 18 2010,
Cheapest isn't best, thumbs up to everyone that has stated that! Selling your property is marketing, sales and negotiating to name a few. All of which I'm sure you can imagine requires time and knowledge. So you get what you pay for, but not always mind you!
Answered on Mar 19 2010,
Do you really want the cheapest or the best value for money? Think carefully, you get what you pay for and where your house is concerned getting it wrong could cost a lot more than any potential savings. If you want, I can put you in touch with a good agent who is good value for money they won't be the cheapest but they won't be the most expensive either.
Answered on Mar 31 2010,
Easy answer, just compare the cost against the service. I wouldn't choose an agent just because they gave a high market valuation. That's just a technique used to get property on the books. Then it just sits there and nobody will buy it. My next door neighbours property has been on the market for 5 months, everyone who has seen it has said it is overpriced and he wont drop the price because the Estate agent told him that is the figure they could get.
In the mean time he still has to keep the house insurance up to date, community charge and the property maintained.
And if he does ever sell it he will have to pay £ 4500 Estate agent fees.!
Answered on Jun 22 2011,
There is a combination of things that make a good Estate Agent. Amount of marketing the agent does, their negotiating skill, the agents local knowledge is also very important for when the agent is selling your home and the location. Remember a house is more than likely the most expensive thing you will ever sell, so don"t just look at the cheapest fee an agent charges you. Some estate agents provide a service that is free, which includes a market appraisal of your home and all the costs that this includes when buying and selling. It helps if staff have lived in the city for several years and brought their family up in the city, as this experience is invaluable when using an agent to sell your home.
Answered on Feb 11 2013,
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