10 Questions to ask the estate agent at the appraisal

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 in Blog, Selling Advice

10 Questions

  1. What are their opening hours. (early evening opening will allow more buyers to get in touch)
  2. Where will your home be marketed. (a range of property portals, such as Rightmove and Zoopla are essential but nowadays social media advertising is becoming a must have)
  3. Who will be your contact at the company. (it may be more than one person but be clear who is responsible for your property)
  4. How often will you be contacted. (regular and specific communication is essential and a clear documented plan should be put in place at the begining)
  5. Do they offer accompanied viewings and who will attend. (where possible all viewings should be accompanied by an experienced member of the team who has a good knowledge of your home)
  6. How do they check buyers who make an offer. (it’s important that a buyer’s chain details are checked by speaking to all agents involved and that there is a clear understanding of how they will be financing the purchase)
  7. How will they monitor the progress of a sale. (regular contact with all parties involved in the sale is essential, preferably on a weekly basis, to ensure that your sale goes through as quickly and smoothly as possible)
  8. Will they arrange to collect your key on or before moving day. (a minor point but one which will make the day of the move much less stressful)
  9. What improvements would they recommend to help your home sell more quickly and for a better price. (they should be willing and able to give you advice on what if anything you could do to help the sale)
  10. What price do they realistically expect to achieve and why. (accurate valuing with a clear explanation of the reasons behind the price is essential if your time isn’t going to be wasted)

If you ask these questions you will be able to choose the best company for you.

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