Deciding which agent to entrust with the sale of your home can be a minefield.
You could be forgiven for being drawn in by the prospect of low fees and no commission to pay – but the reality is often very different and by saving a few hundred pounds on fees, you risk sacrificing thousands of pounds on your eventual sale price.
Many agents invest their marketing budget and efforts in promoting themselves and their cut-price fee.
This leaves them little to promote your property effectively to potential buyers. At Hastings Legal our aim is to give outstanding value for a reasonable price. Our efforts are directed towards showcasing your property to the public in it’s best light in order to enhance your sale and achieve the highest possible price. Clients are more than just a number to us; we know that only through personal contact and understanding your goals and expectations, can we plan accordingly and achieve the best outcome for you.
Does your agent of choice ask you to pay a one-off fee upfront rather than take a commission based on the eventual sale price?
You have to ask yourself: where is their motivation to achieve the best possible price for your home – or even a sale at all? If they are unable to protect their own fees, are they really likely to fight your corner and negotiate on your behalf to achieve even a slightly better sale price?
This enables them to provide you with a comprehensive and detailed marketing appraisal which is in contrast to budget estate agents who simply rely on a home report valuation without offering any tailored advice on marketing and presentation. Cutting corners on your marketing often results in cutting the price of your property.
We also have a dedicated in-house negotiator who provides direct client support and ensures that, once a buyer is found for your property, every effort is made to achieve the best result for you. This means we can control the progression of your sale to avoid any unnecessary delays. We are proud to boast it is very rare for any of our agreed sales not progress to a swift completion!
Hastings are Estate Agents who are also Solicitors
We have dedicated legal teams on hand so we can take care of the whole transaction from start to finish. This saves time and avoids having to be passed on to an online conveyancer that you won’t have direct contact with to conclude the legalities. It also minimises anxiety for what is often described as one of life’s more stressful experiences …. an experience we would like to share to relieve some of the stress for you.
At Hastings, it’s all about you and your property. We love what we do; we work passionately and are entirely committed to ensure we provide the best service and achieve the best possible results. Your property is probably the most valuable asset you are ever likely to own, so don’t sell it and yourself short. Choose wisely and sell well!
© Suzanne Burn 2018
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait til you hire an amateur.”Red Adair
If you are buying in Scotland you will need a Scottish Solicitor.
If you are selling, Hastings Legal are the top-selling Solicitor Estate Agents in the Borders.
With a Solicitor/Estate Agent you have more control of the process.
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