With the emergence of online estate agents are you left wondering how to sell your house online? Or perhaps how do online estate agents work? This guide will give you all you need to know about selling your house online.
It is important to distinguish between an online estate agent and an estate agent that advertises online. Most online estate agents have no physical office in your area to visit and operate out of a centralised office in order to keep costs down and an estate agent that advertises online should be just about every estate agent currently in operation today such is the power of the internet.
When selling your house online it is important to do your research; which is the right online agent for you, how do they differ? Look through the terms and conditions of each company and consider any hidden costs they might not make you aware of. Have they sold many houses in your area? What is the process like for a potential purchaser? I always recommend posing as a viewer to do some simple market research, how knowledgeable is the person you are speaking to about the house? How easy is it to book a viewing?
Once you have chosen which online agent you are going to use, the payment terms for each are often quite different, but the take on process should be similar. You will need to agree to their terms & conditions, provide identification and approve your property advert. Once your property is online the service you receive from there and your obligations will differ depending on the agent you have chosen.
By using an online estate agent you can’t expect to receive the same service and pay a fraction of the price of a traditional estate agent, life simply doesn’t work like that and like anything you should expect to get what you pay for. If you are ready to sell your house using an online estate agent and enjoy the cost savings that brings you should be prepared to be more involved in the sale than if you enlisted a traditional, high street estate agent.
A typical online estate agent will leave you to conduct your own viewings, possibly take your own photos & normally expect you to wait on hold to a call centre when asking how your sale is progressing. This might not sound all that big of a deal, but selling your biggest asset might need a more flexible approach.
At love2move we give our clients the option of the best of both: your house is valued by an experienced local estate agent with a high street presence and our basic package allows you to take control of your own sale. If at some stage you feel you need some assistance you can upgrade your package to include such elements as accompanied viewings, saes progression conducted locally or even key handover on completion day.
Selling your house online should be straightforward and flexible where you choose what level of service you require and you should be able to amend the service you require at any point. That’s what we provide at love2move and we don’t think any other agent, online or traditional offers that.
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