|Posted on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 - 08:38 am: |
Hi all, I've lived in F Hill for over 3 years now, but unnfortunately will be leaving the area to relocate away from London completely. I need to market my property, but there seems to be a vast range of estate agents to choose from in the area. Does anyone have positive experiences of dealing with Forest Hill estate agents that they are willing to share?
|Posted on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 - 10:13 am: |
Why not use them all? But you need to ensure that the contract does not require you to pay commission to them all even if another estate agent sells your house!
|Posted on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 - 11:07 am: |
I used a company called Identity based in Kirkdale was really impress with the service and my house was under offer within 1 week, which I didn't expect! Also they seemed cheaper than the others. You can't use them all as that would be classed as multi agency and then you would be paying a % to them all.
|Posted on Wednesday, 12 October, 2005 - 12:28 pm: |
I have bought two houses and sold one through Scotchbrooks in FH. I was happy with their service. The shop is smart and they are reasonably well organised.
I looked at others, including selling online, and their cost/service balance seemed about right. A 1% fee was typical/low from the offers I had. I don't know whether this good value or not!
NB it costs more for multiple agencies, and check whether the agent will accompany viewers. Also get a copy of typical particulars and check if they have a web presence, like through www.vebra.com.
|Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2005 - 11:29 am: |
Or you could use the internet, e.g. auctionmyigloo.com
|Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2005 - 03:24 pm: |
Check out OFT's report on the Estate Agents market http://www.oft.gov.uk/News/Press+releases/2004/150 -04.htm
still think that regulation is voluntary, but if this is the case you may wish to use someone who is under the Ombudsman Scheme.
We bought through Scotchbrooks, not that I am allowed to make recommendations but we prefer the smaller independents.