The Best of Both Worlds
Some friends of mine were chatting the other day when one said to the other “Have you heard what Joe is doing? He is setting up an online Estate Agency.”
The other friend then contacted me and asked if this was true. “It is and it isn’t” I replied. “Yes we are setting up an Estate Agency and it will have a big online presence but our aim is to be the best of both worlds”. Let me explain:
High Street agents charge on average 1.6% (plus vat) and they are still a popular choice because when you sell your home you want someone to help you make the process of selling your biggest asset as stress-free as possible. However I have heard many stories of sellers still having to do a lot of the work themselves when using high street agents, such as chasing them up and them not having the answers – thus creating a stressful and ultimately expensive experience!
Online agents are a much cheaper option but the risks are greater. Sellers decide their own price, organise their own viewings, show strangers around their home and negotiate their own sale. A lot of work and how can they be sure about the buyers position and finances? Have they secured the best possible price for their biggest asset?
Our aim at Chatterton Estate Agents is to bridge the gap. To give the best of both worlds.
Our aim and philosophy is to offer a personal service borne out of our 16 years of Agency experience. To provide weekly local newspaper advertising as well as consistent advertising through the two biggest internet sites, Rightmove and Zoopla. To always provide accompanied viewings, even outside business hours. To provide brochures with full colour floorplans and professional photographs. To provide prompt honest feedback
All this for a much lower cost than traditional agents.