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Is having buyers ‘on the books’ the key to an estate agent selling your home?

For years estate agents have claimed that having buyers registered ‘on their books’ is the key to selling your home.  They say they have a stock of buyers whom they can pick up the phone to within minutes, who they know will want to buy your home.

For some people this can be very persuasive.  The business of buying and selling your home can be a stressful one and if an estate agent says that you might not even need to worry about advertising it, then this might seem like the perfect answer.

In some cases this approach can work out perfectly but in the majority of situations, getting your property advertised as quickly as possible to the widest audience is the best way to generate maximum interest in your property, giving you the best chance of securing the highest possible price.

The way we search for property to buy and sell has now changed for good, with the vast majority of house searches starting online.  Many serious buyers are signed up to property alerts from the major property portal websites like Rightmove and Zoopla and are ready to pick up the phone the minute they see a suitable property come through.

Of course personal contact is still important and automated search can never completely replace the work of an estate agent.  However it does do a vital job of advertising your property to the most amount of people.  The personal contact then kicks in to ensure viewings are accompanied and handled professionally, that negotiations can be conducted and both sellers and vendors supported by one personal point of contact throughout the whole process.

If you are looking to sell your home then why not check out our competitive packages.  We can sell your home from as little as £499 or 0.5% + VAT, saving you thousands in estate agency fees when compared to high street agents.  Yet we offer all the personal, local service you would expect and can rely on. Please contact us on 01252 819725 for a free valuation or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch.