Selling a home is one the biggest financial transactions a person will likely ever make so it’s important to make the right choice when selecting an agent to trust with a property sale. Here’s our guide to choosing an Edinburgh estate agent.
Reputation – It’s important to choose an estate agent with a proven track record and a reputation for delivering a high level of customer service. Traditionally estate agents have had a pretty dismal reputation so it’s worth checking out Google to see reviews from recent customers to find out how good each Edinburgh estate agent really is.
Knowledge – An experienced Edinburgh estate agent will have access to a database of recent sales throughout the city so that they can give sellers an accurate market appraisal for their property. This information will give sellers a good understanding of the likely value and eventual sale price that their property will achieve. An experienced estate agent will also understand all legislation surrounding selling properties. Looking out for accreditations such as NAEA Propertymark will give sellers peace of mind that all staff are qualified and appropriate processes are followed.
Promotion – In order to showcase each property at it’s best, an Edinburgh estate agent should be providing a high quality brochure including professional photography, floorplan, engaging description and virtual tour. Properties should be promoted on all the major sales portals including; Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, OnTheMarket and others, as well as through the estate agent’s own website and social media profiles.
Accessibility – To make the selling process as stress-free as possible it’s important to choose an Edinburgh estate agent that is easy to contact and that allows straightforward communication and interactions. An online free valuation tool is a really straightforward way of getting a likely selling price for a property while simple online on boarding also makes life easier for sellers. It’s important that an Edinburgh estate agent communicates well so all parties are up to date throughout the selling process. At Umega we deal with our customers in their preferred way whether that’s telephone, email, whatsapp message – whatever works best for our sellers works best for us.
If you’re looking to sell your property through an award-winning Edinburgh estate agent contact Umega on 0131 221 8289 or start your journey by getting a free online sales valuation. One of our experienced sales team will follow up to see if there’s anything else we can do to help. In the meantime, check out our 12 step selling guide with more information on selling your property through an Edinburgh estate agent.