According to the
latest research from Zoopla, confidence in the property market is now at its
highest level for 4 years. The research also revealed that as homeowner confidence is buoyed,
there has also been an increase in those considering buying a property in the
first half of 2014 – up to 22% from 19% back in September. So, now is a good
time to consider selling your home.
home can be stressful. There is much to think about such as: which local agent
should we list with, what do we need to do to get the property ready for the
market, what is the right asking price, what will we do if we get an offer and
where will we move to.
However one of
the most important questions a seller should ask is: ‘How can I get the maximum
exposure for my property?’. In other words, how can I get the biggest possible
audience looking at and considering my property? With over 93% of home movers
starting their property search online it’s essential that the agent you decide
to instruct is a member of all the major property portals such as Zoopla
and PrimeLocation. When
selling something, the only way you can know for sure that you’re getting
maximum value for your product is by putting it front of the greatest number of
potential customers possible. After all, this is what the term ‘open market
value’ is all about.
Whilst fees are
of course an important consideration, you want to know that the agent you
choose is serious about marketing your property. A low commission can seem like
a bargain, but if it results in no viewings or offers the low commission deal
is of no use to you, but a competitive fee from your local agent who lists on
all the major property websites and generates regular interest in your property
is worth paying for!
So, before you
get into a discussion about fees make sure that the agents you speak to have
the best possible online marketing presence and list with the major portals
such as Zoopla and PrimeLocation.
Taken from Zooplablog