Why is an Estate Agent worth their Fee?

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

No-one likes paying bills. Especially when there seems to be little tangible return for their money. After all, if you buy a sofa, you have a sofa to enjoy. But paying a plumber to repair a leaking pipe or a solicitor to buy your next property offers little in return. It is a necessary expense to avoid disaster!

Perhaps then, it’s worth considering for one minute just what an estate agent does for their fee and why it is money well spent.

For most people, buying or selling their home is the largest transaction of their life. In Bracknell, the average home is now well over £300,000 (January 2016) and as a homeowner, obtaining even 4% more for your home could mean thousands or tens of thousands of pounds in extra sales price. You might therefore consider that employing the most effective representative to act on your behalf in the marketing and sale of your most valuable asset is plain common sense.

After all, saving 1% in estate agent’s fees might seem attractive but if that estate agent offers you a substandard service and advice how much has he really cost you?

At Duncan Yeardley we have decades of experience to draw upon. Our local knowledge and profile means we know the intricacies of the local market. Where’s hot and why and what your property is really worth.

But once our professional team has secured a sale and agreed terms that best suit you, our job is only half done. We will hold your hand throughout the process, liaising between you, your solicitor and the buyer, making sure that wherever possible we avoid the pitfalls that might catch out the unwary or inexperienced.

You wouldn’t employ a doctor based upon how cheap he was would you? So why employ the person that you will be trusting with the sale of your home on the same criteria? At Duncan Yeardley we offer a professional, local service at competitive rates. We know what our advice and service is worth and our clients do to.

If you have a property to sell or rent in Bracknell and the surrounding area, please contact us for an initial chat about how we can help achieve best value for your home.